Hampton Roads SDA Church

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:12

Weekly Sabbath School Lesson

 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.   II Timothy 2:15

2nd Quarter: Genesis

Genesis (the beginning) is about Jesus: our Creator, our Sustainer, our Redeemer. Everything from the cosmos, to our DNA was created, and is sustained by the living word of God, Jesus.

This book contains the world’s only “official” account of our origins and is the base upon which all the following Scriptures rest. Because it sets the foundation, Genesis is probably the most quoted or referred to book in the rest of the Scriptures.

More than any other writing, the book of Genesis, helps us understand who we are as human beings. It reveals that we were purposely and perfectly made in the image of God in a perfect world. It also explains why our world is no longer perfect and why we as humans aren’t either.

Equally important, Genesis comforts us with God’s promise of salvation in a fallen world.

During this quarter, as we study the book of Genesis—we will enjoy its beautiful stories and learn to walk better with the Lord of Creation, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  From Eden to Babel, from Egypt to the Promised Land as we are reminded of our own nomadic journeys, our hope for the real Promised Land, the new heaven and new earth, will be nurtured.  

Lesson 13: Israel in Egypt

*June 18–24

In this final lesson of the second quarter, the closing words of Joseph: “ ‘I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob’ ” reminds us that we are yet sojourners waiting for our deliverance to the Promised Land.

Read for This Week’s Study: Genesis 46; Rom. 10:12, 13; Genesis 47; Genesis 48; Acts 3:25, 26; Genesis 49; Phil. 2:10; Gen. 49:29–50:21.

Memory Text: “So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly” (Genesis 47:27, NKJV).



 * Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, June 25