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Genesis 5:1-32

This study is part of our series of verse by verse studies of Genesis, the 1st book in the Bible. Taught by our pastor, Simeon Forder, at our Sunday morning service on the 13th August 2023.

About this book

Genesis is the first book in the Bible, and in its more than 1500 verses, there are over 50 prophecies, 100+ commands, over 70 promises, and almost 100 distinct messages from God. As well as recording the firsts of so many things — including the first marriage, sin, child, murder, death, laughs, tears — this book also explains God’s established order in all things; from creation to Israel, marriage to tithing, and all before the law is even mentioned. But ultimately, this book points to Jesus as our Saviour, not only in obvious ways, but in its smaller details too.

About this study

It can come as a surprise to find that the Messiah is the theme of the Old Testament, and on the surface, Genesis chapter 5 is merely a genealogy. However there is both the example of Enoch to consider, and the incredible meaning of the names of those listed in the chapter that point to none other than Jesus.

Application questions

  • Are you walking with God as Enoch did? (being diligent to show yourself approved in Him)
  • Are you truly in awe of what God has done for you? (or are you dismissing it as unimportant)

One Comment

  1. When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”

    This Wonderful verse stood out about Lamech receiving revelation regarding Gods plan to use Noah.
    Praise God for his word.

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