Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Patience and Grace

Rev. Stephen Preus studies Genesis 16:1-16 regarding the juxtaposition of God’s promise to Abram and Sarai’s barrenness, Sarai and Abram’s lack of faith in the promise, the fallout between Hagar and Sarai, and Hagar’s interaction with the Angel of the Lord.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: God Keeps His Promises (with Blood)

Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 15:7-21 regarding why God makes a covenant and why blood has to be used, the relationship between faith and promise, why God uses deep sleep for delivering promises, and why God appears in fire and smoke.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Faith Doesn’t Talk about Itself

Rev. Sam Wirgau studies Genesis 15:1-6 regarding why God tells Abram to fear not, how God’s promises are a shield for Abram, how we understand all of Abram’s children in light of the Christian church, an what St. Paul draws from verse 6.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: After the War

Rev. Gaven Mize studies Genesis 14:17-24 regarding our proper understanding of being at the same time saint and sinner, who Melchizedek king of Salem is, and the connection between the High Priest’s sacrifice and our Eucharistic practice.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Wars of God and Men

Rev. Johnson studies Genesis 14:1-16 regarding the historical backdrop and structure of Abram and Lot, the case for divinely government, rescue versus vassalship, and suffering and salvation.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Gardens of Opulence

Rev. Dr. John Bombaro studies Genesis 13:2-18 regarding Abram as the new Adam, Abram’s faith and doubts, the foreshadowing of Exodus, and the Suzerainty Covenant.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: God Used It For Good

Rev. Flamme studies Genesis 12:10-13:1 regarding the blessing of the promised land to Abram and what sustains him, whether Abram’s scheme with Sarai and the Pharoah was a sin, whether it’s ever permissible to lie, and whether Scripture ever commands trust in men.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Family and Faiths

Rev. Andrew Preus studies Genesis 12:1-9 regarding the faith of Abraham, how the world is blessed through Abraham’s seed, how God fulfills his promises to bless and curse, and the difference between the people of God and the people of the world.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: Discrepant, See?

Rev. James Preus studies Genesis 11:10-32 regarding genealogical speculation, discrepancy between genealogies, why the lineage of Jesus matters, and the lineage of the church.

Sharper Iron & Truth in Genesis: The Religion of Idolatry

Rev. Wolfmueller studies Genesis 11:1-9 regarding the true church versus the false church throughout time, the chronological context of this text, how culture has always been obsessed with technology, and how Pentecost is the reversal of Babel.