The Book of Genesis, Part 1

Chapters 1 to 11

Genesis has sometimes been called the “seed-plot” of the entire Bible. Most of the major doctrines in the Bible are introduced in “seed” form in Genesis. Along with the fall of man, God’s promise of salvation or redemption is recorded (Gen. 3:15). The doctrines of creation, imputation of sin, justification, atonement, depravity, wrath, grace, sovereignty, responsibility, and many more are all addressed in this book of origins called Genesis. It’s a fitting beginning for God’s story of His plan for mankind, the Bible.[1]

In Genesis, God makes a good world and installs humans as its rulers. Humanity rebels and ends up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death, and the founding of the city of Babylon. God’s response is to set in motion a plan to rescue and bless the whole world through the family of Abraham.[2]

•  Enjoy this 2014 “Book of Genesis — Part 1” BibleProject animated video (6 min.) narrated by Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins.

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Special Showing  Watch this on-stage, solo performance (2 hours) by Max McLean, reciting key portions of Genesis, based on the NIV translation. It’s an eloquent telling of the first book of the Bible, a theatrical tour de force.

McLean will keep your attention through story after story, which are divided into six sessions. With remarkable energy and a gift for storytelling, McLean captures the humor and pathos in Genesis’s dramatic sweep from: the creation to Eden to Babel; from the story of Lot to the immense flood of Noah to Abraham’s heart-cleaving sacrifice of his son Isaac; from the epic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to Jacob’s soul-wounding wrestling match with the Angel of God.

Passionate, fallible men and women spring to life in a story that has inspired children and baffled scholars. You’ve never known Genesis like this.