Episode 002 – God Walks Between the Pieces
Key Passage(s): Genesis 15:1-21
This is a week people celebrate and think about love (Valentine’s Day). It’s also the week that begins the season of Lent that culminates with the death and resurrection of Jesus, whereby God’s immense love for humanity is on display. But God’s extravagant love for humanity is vividly seen much earlier in the Bible. This teaching tackles a monumental moment from Genesis 15, where God does the unthinkable, and demonstrates just how far His love is willing to go.
- What’s your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- Are there other stories in the Bible that make more sense now based on what you learned?
- How does this story confirm or change your perspective of God – both in general and in reference to “God of the Old Testament” vs. “God of the New Testament?”
- Do you struggle with the idea that God is fundamentally a God of extravagant love? Why or why not?
- Where is God seeking to expand your understanding of Him?
- What’s one step you can take in walking out the truths of this story in your life?
For Further Study
- The Restoration of All Things – this is a 73-minute teaching I did on the entire Bible from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22, providing the over arching narrative and for understanding what the Bible is all about. The timeline graphic that accompanies the teaching can be download at the teaching link.
- The Epic of Eden by Sandra L. Richter – Chapter 3 addresses Genesis 15 and the idea of “covenant.”
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