Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford studies Genesis 26:1-16 regarding the contrast of Isaac to Abraham and Jacob, how famine and lack of water affects both physical and spiritual life, how Isaac repeats the same deception of his father, and how the lineage of Jesus is made of sinners in need of grace and mercy.
Rev. Brian Kachelmeier, pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, New Mexico, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study John 8.
Rev. Ill studies Genesis 25:19-26 regarding the barrenness in the family line leading to prayer, how prayer reminds us of God’s promises and faithfulness, when we all question the “why” of what God does, the two nations coming from Rebekah, and how God raises up the lowly.
Rev. Jeremiah Johnson studies Genesis 25:1-18 regarding Abraham’s marriage to Keturah, the inheritance of Isaac, the difference between concubines and wives, the death of Abraham, the blessing of Isaac, and the generations of Ishmael.
Rev. Dr. John Bombaro studies Genesis 24:50-67 regarding the great story of all scripture (and how it’s all about Jesus), the meaning of names, the work of the Holy Spirit, the lineage of Jesus, and historical settings of the Bible.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 24:15-51 regarding how a man chooses a wife, why this story seems unattainably quaint, the urgency of God’s promises, forming families that last, and how this is this only successfully monogamous marriage among the patriarchs.
Rev. Luke Zimmerman studies Genesis 24:1-15 regarding Abraham’s desire for Isaac to be married, the importance of the servant’s role in this process, the solemn agreement between the servant and Abraham, and the role of marriage and family in the covenant between God and Abraham.
Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller studies Genesis 23:1-20 regarding the only land Abraham will ever own, the tomb that both Sarah and Abraham were buried in that’s still in Hebron today, marriage and death as two of the perpetual factors of human existence, and the love Isaac and Rebekah have for each other.
Rev. Gaven Mize studies Genesis 22:14-24 regarding the promise of children in these verses, how this text is christological, and the picture of what is to come as framed by these verses.
Rev. Timothy Appel studies Genesis 22:1-14 regarding how God tests His people in order to strengthen their faith, a Passover ahead of time for Abraham and Isaac, the resurrection of the dead, and foreshadowing of Jesus.