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.
Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 21:1-13 regarding the wonder of children, what Isaac’s birth foreshadows, the Abraham and Sarah’s faith in God’s promises, and what Hagar’s place in this story represents.
Rev. David Appold studies Genesis 18:1-15 regarding God’s promise to Abraham, who is visiting Abraham, the significance of the Lord eating with Abraham, why Sarah gets singled out, and why Sarah’s laughter gets memorialized in Isaac’s name.
Rev. Sean Daenzer studies Genesis 17:15-27 regarding how Sarah is also blessed through Abraham, whether Abraham’s laughter is joy or doubt (or both), the everlasting covenant for Isaac’s offspring, and Ishmael’s greatness but not the covenant.