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Genesis
Steven Laman

Never on the Sidelines

Read: Genesis 39:19-40:8 You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Gen.

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Jeff Munroe

Not Just the Coat

Read: Genesis 37:1-36 And he made him a robe of many colors. (v. 3) I sang songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat almost 50 years ago when I

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Jeff Munroe

Jacob at the Jabbok

Read: Genesis 32:22-32 And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. (v. 24) This is the ultimate inexhaustible story. I’ve read books, commentaries, sermons, and articles

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Jeff Munroe

The Con Man Gets Conned

Read: Genesis 29:15-30 Behold, it was Leah! (v. 25) My friend the used car salesman once said to me, “You have to take advantage of your friends because your enemies

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Jeff Munroe

Stealing the Blessing

Read: Genesis 27:1-45 The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. (v. 22) This story is as iconic as any in the Bible, yet I

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Jeff Munroe

Will Faith Endure?

Read: Genesis 22:1-19 Abraham . . . took the knife to slaughter his son. (v. 10) This story is from a very different time. The idea of animal sacrifice is

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Jeff Munroe

The Impossible Possibility

Read: Genesis 18:1-15 Is anything too hard for the LORD? (v. 14) God dropped by Abraham and Sarah’s place for a visit. That’s stunning. Here was God, long before the

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Jeff Munroe

System Restore

Read: Genesis 6:5-22 The LORD regretted he had made man. (v. 6) Ancient Israel didn’t do systematic theology. We have theories about God like “immutability” (God cannot change), which tend

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Jeff Munroe

More than Murder

Read: Genesis 4:1-16 And the LORD put a mark on Cain. (v. 15) If this were solely a story about murder, we could read it and move on. After all,