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Destination: Genesis 1-11
Genesis 1-11
Skip Heitzig

Genesis 1 (NKJV™)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;
15 "and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so.
16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.
17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth,
18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens."
21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."
23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
30 "Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.
31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2 (NKJV™)
1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.
2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;
6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.
9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.
11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there.
13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush.
14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
17 "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."
19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Genesis 3 (NKJV™)
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 "but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.
5 "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"
10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"
12 Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
13 And the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 So the LORD God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."
16 To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."
17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
22 Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"--
23 therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Genesis 4 (NKJV™)
1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the LORD."
2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
6 So the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
7 "If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
10 And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.
11 "So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
12 "When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth."
13 And Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is greater than I can bear!
14 "Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."
15 And the LORD said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden.
17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son--Enoch.
18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.
19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah.
20 And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.
21 His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute.
22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
23 Then Lamech said to his wives: "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, Even a young man for hurting me.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, "For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed."
26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.
Genesis 5 (NKJV™)
1 This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.
2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created.
3 And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.
4 After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters.
5 So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died.
6 Seth lived one hundred and five years, and begot Enosh.
7 After he begot Enosh, Seth lived eight hundred and seven years, and had sons and daughters.
8 So all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he died.
9 Enosh lived ninety years, and begot Cainan.
10 After he begot Cainan, Enosh lived eight hundred and fifteen years, and had sons and daughters.
11 So all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years; and he died.
12 Cainan lived seventy years, and begot Mahalalel.
13 After he begot Mahalalel, Cainan lived eight hundred and forty years, and had sons and daughters.
14 So all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years; and he died.
15 Mahalalel lived sixty-five years, and begot Jared.
16 After he begot Jared, Mahalalel lived eight hundred and thirty years, and had sons and daughters.
17 So all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred and ninety-five years; and he died.
18 Jared lived one hundred and sixty-two years, and begot Enoch.
19 After he begot Enoch, Jared lived eight hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
20 So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years; and he died.
21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah.
22 After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters.
23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
25 Methuselah lived one hundred and eighty-seven years, and begot Lamech.
26 After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters.
27 So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.
28 Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son.
29 And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD has cursed."
30 After he begot Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years, and had sons and daughters.
31 So all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years; and he died.
32 And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Genesis 6 (NKJV™)
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
13 And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 "Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
15 "And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.
16 "You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
17 "And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die.
18 "But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.
19 "And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
20 "Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
21 "And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them."
22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
Genesis 7 (NKJV™)
1 Then the LORD said to Noah, "Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.
2 "You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female;
3 "also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.
4 "For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made."
5 And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
7 So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth,
9 two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark--
14 they and every beast after its kind, all cattle after their kind, every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life.
16 So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.
17 Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
18 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.
20 The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man.
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.
23 So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
24 And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
Genesis 8 (NKJV™)
1 Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.
2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.
3 And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased.
4 Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
6 So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made.
7 Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth.
8 He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground.
9 But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself.
10 And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark.
11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.
12 So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.
15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,
16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you.
17 "Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."
18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.
19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease."
Genesis 9 (NKJV™)
1 So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
2 "And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand.
3 "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.
4 "But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
5 "Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man.
6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.
7 And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it."
8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying:
9 "And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you,
10 "and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.
11 "Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
12 And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 "I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
14 "It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud;
15 "and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 "The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."
17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."
18 Now the sons of Noah who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan.
19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.
20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.
21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father's nakedness.
24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him.
25 Then he said: "Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants He shall be to his brethren."
26 And he said: "Blessed be the LORD, The God of Shem, And may Canaan be his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth, And may he dwell in the tents of Shem; And may Canaan be his servant."
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 So all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.
Genesis 10 (NKJV™)
1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood.
2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
4 The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
5 From these the coastland peoples of the Gentiles were separated into their lands, everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations.
6 The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
7 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabtechah; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
8 Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.
9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, "Like Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD."
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
11 From that land he went to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah,
12 and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (that is the principal city).
13 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
14 Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim).
15 Canaan begot Sidon his firstborn, and Heth;
16 the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;
17 the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;
18 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite. Afterward the families of the Canaanites were dispersed.
19 And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; then as you go toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
20 These were the sons of Ham, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands and in their nations.
21 And children were born also to Shem, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder.
22 The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.
23 The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.
24 Arphaxad begot Salah, and Salah begot Eber.
25 To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
26 Joktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
27 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
28 Obal, Abimael, Sheba,
29 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
30 And their dwelling place was from Mesha as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.
31 These were the sons of Shem, according to their families, according to their languages, in their lands, according to their nations.
32 These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood.
Genesis 11 (NKJV™)
1 Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
3 Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar.
4 And they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
5 But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6 And the LORD said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
7 "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
10 This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood.
11 After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
12 Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Salah.
13 After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
14 Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.
15 After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters.
16 Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg.
17 After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters.
18 Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.
19 After he begot Reu, Peleg lived two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.
20 Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Serug.
21 After he begot Serug, Reu lived two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.
22 Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.
23 After he begot Nahor, Serug lived two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.
24 Nahor lived twenty-nine years, and begot Terah.
25 After he begot Terah, Nahor lived one hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters.
26 Now Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
27 This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot.
28 And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
29 Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
31 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there.
32 So the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and Terah died in Haran.

New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

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We begin The Bible from 30,000 Feet with a tour of Genesis Chapters 1-11. On this flight we'll travel all the way back to the very beginning - The Creation. We'll meet the first man and woman and their deceiver - the Serpent. We'll fly over God's new creation and meet a man named Noah, who God saved from His judgment - the Flood. We'll also take a look at "beginnings," the first time things are mentioned in the Bible a special significance should be given to them. The word Genesis itself is a Greek word that means "origin," the book describes the origins of creation.

Have you ever wanted to learn how The Bible fits together? The Bible from 30,000 Feet is an overview study through the entire Bible, hitting the highlights of its people, places, events and themes in about a year. This series will give you a coherent understanding of the holy word of God.



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The first three words of Genesis are... "In the beginning..." Genesis is the book of beginnings. The word Genesis is a Greek word that means "origin." And it describes the origins of creation.

  1. The origin of the world - 1:1-25

  2. The origin of the human race - 1:26 - 2:25

  3. The origin of sin in the world - 3:1-7

  4. The origin of family life - 4:1-15

  5. The origin of civilization - 4:16 - 9:29

  6. The origin of the nations of the world - 10:11

  7. The origin of the Hebrew people - 12:1 - 50:26


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Unknown.....
Creation, the Flood, the Tower of Babel

c. 2166 - 1991 B.C. .....
Abraham, born in Ur of the Chaldeans, lived 175 years

TRIP PLANNER:
Genesis can be easily divided into two sections. The first section from Genesis 1:1 - 11:9 is historical in nature and covers four key events that occurred on the earth. The setting for this section of Genesis occurs primarily in the Fertile Crescent which is located in modern day Iraq.

  1. The Formation: 1:1 - 2:25

  2. The Fall: 3:1 - 5:32

  3. The Flood: 6:1 - 9:29

  4. The Fallout: 10:1 - 11:9


PLACES OF INTEREST:
Garden Of Eden - Although the exact location of the Garden of Eden is unknown we do have an idea of the general area that it could have been. Genesis 2:10-14 lists several landmarks. The Pison, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Also mentioned is the land of Havilah where there is gold, bdellium and onyx. This could place the location of the Garden of Eden somewhere under the waters of the Persian Gulf.

Mount Ararat - Mount Ararat is located in Eastern Turkey on the boarders of Iran, Armenia and Nachivan. The Bible describes the resting place of Noah’s ark to be in the mountains of Ararat.

Tower of Babel - The land of Shinar refers to the ancient region of Babylon in Mesopotamia. Archaeologists examining the remains of ancient Babylon have found what appears to be the foundation of a large ziggurate (a stepped pyramid) that could be the Tower of Babel.

PEOPLE OF INTEREST:
Ham - Son of Noah. Settled southward. Descendents settled into South and Central Arabia, Egypt, the East Shore of the Mediterranean and the East Coast of Africa. Egypt was called the "Land of Ham." This would include the Amorites, the Philistines and the Hittites. Canaan, son of Ham, settled into the area that would become the land of Israel.

Japheth - Son of Noah. Settled in the regions around the Black and Caspian Seas. Descendents settled into Europe and Asia. This would include the Greeks and the Medes.

Shem - Son of Noah. Settled into the north Euphrates Valley. His descendants would become the Assyrians, Persians, Syrians and Arabians.

FUN FACTS:
CALENDAR YEAR - The Jewish calendar year is 360 days and based on a lunar cycle. Each month begins on the first sliver of light after a new moon (when the moon is completely dark). The Gregorian calendar year that we use is 365.2425 days and is based on the time it takes for the Earth to complete one orbit around the sun.

PENTATEUCH - Genesis is the first of five books referred to as the Pentateuch which means "fivefold vessels." The Jews refer to these five books as the Torah or "law." The give books include: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

COVENANT - A covenant is a binding agreement between two parties, some conditional and some unconditional. Conditional covenants were only binding when the conditions of the covenant were made. Unconditional covenants were made by a superior to someone lesser. It was based solely on the ability of the superior to fulfill the conditions of the covenant. God initiated eight covenants with man. Listed are the first three:

  1. Edenic Covenant: This Covenant was between God and Adam. (1) Populate the Earth, (2) Subdue the Earth, (3) Care for the Earth, (4) Dominion over the animal creation, (5) Refrain from eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If the fruit is eaten, it would result in death. This covenant is conditional.

  2. Adamic Covenant: This Covenant is between God and Satan and Adam and is the result of Adam's disobedience. (1) Satan is judged, (2) Redemption is promised, (3) Pain in childbirth for women, (4) Man is the head of the woman, (5) The ground is cursed and men will toil and labor, (6) Humans will die. This covenant is unconditional.

  3. Noahic Covenant: God would never curse the ground again as He did in the garden. God would never destroy every living thing as He did with the flood. The sign of this covenant is the rainbow. This covenant is unconditional.


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Topic: Genesis 1-11

Keywords: Creation, Formation, Flood, Fall, Adam, Eve, Serpent, Noah, Tower of Babel, origin, beginnings, Genesis

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Behind me is a lush tropical setting in southern India. Taking a stroll on these grounds early in the day it's possible to image just a little of what Adam experienced when he walked with God in the cool of the day in the garden of Eden. Our studies in the book of Genesis begin now as we observe The Bible From 30 Thousand Feet.

Major figures dominate the pages of the first book, Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph cast long shadows through the pages of scripture. It is impossible to understand the Bible's other 65 books without getting a grasp on Genesis, the book of beginnings.

Now, I want to welcome you, if you're from different places, different churches, we want to welcome you as well. This is a community Bible study and we want to fill Albuquerque with the doctrine of the Lord, Jesus Christ. And I'm gonna ask and challenge you to make this a weekly habit for the next year or so. Let's just say a year, to go through the Bible rapidly in a year's time. And I'm gonna ask you to buckle your seat belt, put your heart in an upright position, and we're gonna be taking off and going through the Bible. And the method is that we're gonna be going and covering a lot of ground very rapidly, so I need your mind tonight and I'm gonna ask you to give your hearts to the Lord fully and completely. Because we're gonna cover all the way from (in our Bible study), eternity past through history, all the way into eternity future, so there's a lot of ground to cover. And as the study implies, it's from 30 thousand feet, cruising altitude. So we're not gonna go verse by verse but we're gonna look in certain sections very closely, especially when we have shorter sections. But it's sort of like flying through and pointing out, "On the left is the Grand Canyon, on the right is the Washington Monument," and noticing some of the high points as we go through it.

And tonight we're in Genesis 1 through 11, God willing. Now, in your minds, divide all of life up into two levels: a horizontal level and a vertical level. And on the horizontal level, knowledge is acquired by reason and experience. We look at things and we think about them, we reason, we go through certain activities in life, we have experiences, and we learn by reason and by experience. But those would both be very limited, in terms of knowing truth, unless we had a third element, a vertical level; someone from the outside, i.e. God revealing to us who He is and what He wants. And that's where the Bible comes in. Because otherwise, you have on the horizontal level, people asking questions: "Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?" So we need God's revelation. And God has revealed Himself. He has revealed himself through creation, we call that general revelation; Psalm 19 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God. The firmament shows His handiwork."

But then there is special revelation, and that is the Bible. Now the Bible isn't just one book, you know its 66 different books; 31,173 verses comprise your Bible and that's about 8,000 in the New Testament and about 23,000 in the Old Testament. But we can do it. In fact, we could read the Bible as a congregation, all the way through, verse by verse, in a year. I mean, if you were to think about it, it's estimated that it would take you 71 hours to read the Bible at what they call 'pulpit speed.' That's an interesting measure of time, isn't it, 'pulpit speed?' That means it's slow enough to read out loud and listen to. You could cover from Genesis to Revelation, they figure, in about 71 hours, at pulpit speed. If you were to break that down into 365 days a year, that would only be 12 minutes a day. And if you just devoted a portion of time each day, you could cover the entire Bible. Charles Spurgeon used to say, "A Bible that is falling apart is an indication of somebody who is not." So, I hope you use, not a-buse, not misuse your Bible; I'm not saying go buy a Bible and run over it with your car so it looks like you're really spiritual because it's worn, but just read it, just feed on it, and wear that puppy out till you have to get a new one and then another one, as we go through the Bible together.

Well, the Bible sweeps, as we said, from eternity past to eternity future, but all of it together points to one person and two events. And that one person is the Messiah, Jesus Christ. And the two events the Bible points to is the first coming of Jesus to deal with sin and the second coming of Jesus Christ to reign over, and with those, who have been cleansed from it. One person, two events, is the general theme of the whole Bible, and Genesis is the foundation. If we don't understand Genesis we won't understand the whole lot of it because we get the beginning of everything here. The beginning of creation, the beginning of sin entering in the world, the beginning of God's remedy to take care of sin, the beginning of government and family, and the beginning of the nation of Israel, as we'll see next week, through the man Abraham.

Tonight we want to take a sweep of chapters 1 through 11 and we want to look at four great events. This week, four events, next week four people. The four great events, (and by the way, we're taking a sweep of about 2000 years), the first event is formation, the second event: fall, third event: flood, fourth event: fall out. First of all, the beginning of everything, the formation of the Universe. Genesis 1:1: "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering [or brooding] over the face of the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God saw or God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day."

Back in 1903 a guy by the name of Herbert Spencer (and you may have heard his name), Herbert Spencer was the guy that categorized everything; categorized matter. He's the guy who came up with the system of phylum or phyla. And he categorized not just the bio-sphere, but he said that everything that is knowable, everything in the Universe, could be categorized into one of five categories: time, force, action, space, matter. Time, force, action, space, matter. Everything in the Universe that is knowable could be put into one of those five categories. Well, we applaud Herbert for that bit of knowledge, but that's just Genesis 1:1 right? "In the beginning," that's time, "God" -- that's force, "created" -- that's action, "the heavens" -- that's space, "and the earth" -- that's matter. So we see right in the very first verse of the Bible, the precision with which this document will be put together by the Spirit of God. All of those five things are covered. And I've always said that if you can believe Genesis 1:1, the rest of the Bible is easy. If you have struggled with Resurrection, if you have struggled with miracles, go back to Genesis 1:1. If you can believe that your God is powerful enough to create the heavens and the earth, the rest is a piece of cake.

So, the formation of the Universe. In verse 5, God called the light day and the darkness He called night, so evening and morning were the first day. And now as we go on, there's days of creation that are spelled out in this chapter. God creates the lights, He then creates, the next day, vapors, then water, then land, then plants, and then finally animals. Verse 26, "God said, 'Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the cattle, over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.'" So you see, all the creeps that you know, God is over them as well. Verse 27, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Then in chapter 2 verse 1, notice God is done, God rests on the seventh day because we are told in that verse that God finished His creation, the heavens and the earth were finished. Now, here's where people generally will turn off God. One word will turn them off: creation, creation. For a lot of people, the whole idea of a God with a special creation turns people off. And as I've observed and looked around, and talked to people, I don't necessarily think it's because of intellectual reasons as much as moral reasons, because if there is a God, then there is a standard. No God; no rules. Get rid of God, you can get rid of all of the rules and regulations and create a perfect system of humanism and existentialism. Then, you can do anything you want. Evolution, know this, is the basis of many philosophies, including Marxism, Communism, Atheism, and Nazism. If you were to study, many papers have been done about the correlation between the whole shift in Europe, especially Germany, over the idea of Creationism and Nazi Germany.

Well, for the most part, in pop culture, the idea of evolution is a done deal right? It's a closed case. I mean you ask the average person on the street and they'll say, "Oh, everybody knows we've evolved! That idea of creation has been [they say] disproven a long time ago. It's a done deal." However, in the academic world, as was just pointed out by the good doctor, there are many people that have difficulties with evolution. They've done the research, they've got the hard facts, and they find it an untenable position. He had a book, Dr. Weiss, by Michael Denton. Let me just give you a snippet, a quote, "Evolutionary theory is still, as it was in Darwin's time, highly speculative hypothesis, entirely without direct factual support." I don't know if you know this or not but when Charles Darwin wrote, "Origin of the Species, by Natural Selection," he knew when he wrote it that there was one glaring problem that he had, and it was the fossil evidence. He knew that in the world of paleontology, the fossil record was against him, but he believed that given enough time, there would come evidence to support his theory, that's what he believed. Well, the evidence hasn't come but the theory has certainly been developed.

When you came tonight, probably most of you came from that side; from the east/northeast entrance. And as you came through the courtyard and you noticed the fountain and the pool that we fill up and warm up for baptisms, and the glass entrance. You know that that was a building and a courtyard that was designed by an architect and then built by a builder. But what if I were to tell you, "Well, actually, what happened is -- and it took a long time, it wasn't just a few months, but over millions of years -- chemicals collided and there were explosions and just randomly, over time, it oozed out of the ground."

You'd say, "You need more rest Skip; maybe a long vacation. That's ridiculous." I'd say, "Why is it ridiculous?" You would say simply this, "Any design like this points to a designer. I bet there are architectural plans somewhere and an architect behind that design and a builder who carried them out." Now that would be wise. So to go from this building to the complexities of the human body and biological forms of all kind, that is much more complicated, and to say, "It just randomly happened over time," isn't as tenable as you've been led to believe. There are holes in that; it's just not wise. And we call this the teleological argument for the existence of God; we can see by design that there is a Designer.

Genesis 2:4: "This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens." If it's a clear night tonight, before you go to bed, walk outside, and just do this [looking upward], and do it for a while, and just look up and check it out. And think of all of those stars and even try to imagine how many there might be in your estimation and how far they are out there. (And it's beautiful to look at the stars on a clear night.) But what I want you to think of before you go to bed is this: if the art that is displayed in the skies is that beautiful, what must the artist be like? And really, that is the theme of the Bible, pointing us to the very artist Himself. He created and it's put together so perfectly, so balanced. Now listen how ridiculous this would sound, "It just so happens that the Earth and the Sun are 93 million miles apart and the surface temperature of the Sun is 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit; it's just a coincidence, it just so happened.

But if the Earth were as close as Venus, we'd all burn up; as far as Mars, we'd all freeze. It just so happens, that the Earth takes 365 times to revolve in it's journey around the Sun, in it's revolution, in a year. Why 365? Why not 30 times? Because the days would then be ten times longer, right? And the alternate episodes of cold and heat would kill us, we couldn't survive. Oh, but it just so happens that the Earth is tilted at 23 and a third degrees on its axis that just happens to give us a beautiful balance of four seasons. It just so happens that the atmosphere is a combination of 79 parts of nitrogen to 20 parts of oxygen with one percent of variant gases -- it's just a coincidence. Well, what if it was 50/50? Fifty percent nitrogen, 50 percent oxygen? The first guy in history to light a match [laughter] would see the biggest firework display and the last ever. It would all go up. And the more and more you go through it, you realize it didn't just so happen, it was just so designed. This isn't a result of spontaneous generation, but this makes sense: "God created the heavens and the earth." Listen to astronomer, Sir Frederick Hoyle, he said, "The probability of 'spontaneous generation' of a single bacterium, is the same probability that a tornado sweeping through a junk yard could assemble a 747 from the contents therein." That, from a scientific figure -- love it.

In the 8th verse of chapter 2: "The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The Tree of Life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." Verse 15: "Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. [Great job!] And the Lord God commanded, [verse 16] the man, saying, 'Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.'" Now keep that little phrase in mind 'you eat it, you die,' because by the time we get to chapter 5 which is the genealogical record of Adam and his family -- not the Adam's family -- the Adam family, from Adam through Seth, all the way to Noah, eight times you will read that phrase, 'and he died,' 'and he died,' 'and he died,' 'and he died,' God says the day that you eat it, you will surely die.

Verse 19: "Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature that was its name." Wouldn't you love to have that job? That's your job all day long; you get to hang out in nature and name animals. This is like a hippy's dream! [Laughter] Add a little granola -- you got it made! This is what people save and retire for! He got to name animals. Now I don't know the roots of all our present day animal names and how far they would go back, but it would seem, if they did, that he was very ambitious when he began this job of naming animals. Think of hippopotamus -- that's five syllables -- that's an ambitious naming, isn't it? Hip-po-pot-o- "What were you thinking of it when you named it that, Adam?" But the day wore on and it got shorter -- rhinoceros, that's four. Next day, he's tired -- elephant, three. Now as days wore on, this got so laborious, you know, he's just tired, it's like [Laughter] pig, dog, cat, you know monosyllabic terms but a good job.

Verse 18 of chapter 2: "And the Lord God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper that is comparable to him.' And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, [or a part of his side] and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man." Did ya ever hear about that kid in Sunday School class, who was taught that story -- that woman came from Adam's rib, his side, and he told his mom that, and that afternoon he was lying in bed with a stomach ache? And his mom didn't quite get the correlation, but she went in and he was doubled over on the bed and she said, "Son what's wrong?" He said, "I think I'm gonna have a wife!" [Laughter] That's how kids would read this story.

"And Adam said," verse 23, "'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.'" I know it doesn't sound so romantic, the first time you see a woman, "This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh." But you know, the Living Bible makes it a little closer, at least to the emotion of the original. The Living Bible translates it, "Adam saw Eve and said, 'THIS is IT!'" He recognized, "This is the one God has brought to me for my completion. "And Adam said," verse 23, oh I already read that. This is verse 24: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

Okay, now notice something -- everyday that God creates something, every episode of His creation -- ex nihilo; out of nothing, every time God makes something, He comments on it, and He says it's good. Chapter 1 verse 4, God said it's good. Chapter 1 verse 10, it is good. Verse 12, it is good. Verse 18, it is good; 21, it is good; 25, now look at verse 31. "God saw every thing that he had made, and indeed, it was very good." He says that all the way through chapter 1.

Now -- and you read it as well as I did - here's the first time in the entire creation story that God says something isn't good. He comes to man and looks at His creation and says, "It's not good." Not not the man [Laughter] but, but, please don't, don't quote that and stop there; "It is not good that man should be alone." God saw the first problem with His creation was isolation and no companionship. That's interesting! I know we've been told, "Dog is man's best friend," -- not according to the Bible; he had all these animals, including dog, and cat, and hippopotamus, but it wasn't enough to complete him and God saw that that problem of aloneness needed to be fixed. So God becomes the first Matchmaker. And truly this is a "match made in heaven," right?

I agree with somebody who said that Adam and Eve had the ideal marriage because he didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married. [Laughter] "I don't know why I married you, I could have married-" "Uhh, 'scuse me, there was no one else -- I was it!" And she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked. [Laughter] It was perfect. Well, we notice then, that marriage was designed by a Creator to solve the first problem that was in creation, which was aloneness, separateness. However, I've noticed something; I've watched people get married a long time now and though marriage ought to cure aloneness, sometimes it does not. In fact, I've even watched couples where marriage accentuates the loneliness because they will keep from intimacy on a number of levels and not get real and honest and vulnerable with each other, and though they're in the same bed in the same house, that loneliness isn't cured, it's worse; that was not God intention. Well, let's quickly move on from that, that's the formation of the heavens and the Earth.

Now chapters 3 and 5 is the fall of man. And without these chapters, we would not have a reasonable explanation for all of the heartache that is in the world. Notice verse 1: "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he [the serpent] said to the woman, 'Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" Now, obviously, this serpent is a different creature, right? In the description - as well as the fact that this creature can talk to humans and understand humans - unlike all the rest of the creatures, this serpent is none other than the super-being behind all of the heartache of the world -- Satan himself. Now the Hebrew word, nachash -- there's a lot of different roots that people try to take it back to, but some believe that a better translation would be, "shining one." And that Satan came as this "angel of light" so to speak, this "shining one" and spoke to this couple.

Now, man was given one command as a negative command so far. Only one negative command. Remember what it was? The tree. "You can eat everything you want, except only one tree you have to stay away from -- that's it." That's the only negative. There may have even been a sign on it -- "Caution, danger, stay away from this tree." But you know what it's like when you're told you can't do something? Okay, when you see a sign that says, "Wet Paint," what do you want to do? [Hand splat] you want to touch it. A sign that says, "Keep out," what do you wanna do? Go in! It's human nature to try to discredit, or go against, any kind of negative, or prohibition.

Well, Satan comes, the serpent, and starts questioning God, God's Word, and God's motives. And notice he doesn't come with little horns and a pitchfork and a tight little red suit, going, "Boo, I'm the Devil!" That's not effective, by the way. He likes to come as an angel of light. He's all about deception. He's all about the package, the oooo, the wow, the awe. "And the woman said to the serpent, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden, [at least she had that right] but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' Then the serpent said to the woman, 'You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. 'So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise."

What does that sound like to you? It sounds a lot like First John chapter 2: "For all that is in the world; the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life." Beautifully described here. That is exactly what is going on with the Serpent and this woman. She took of its fruit and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her and he ate. Now notice those words, in verse 6, together: saw, took, ate, gave. The woman did that. It says the man ate. [Laughter] It's just like a man, isn't it? Just grunt, [grunt, snort sound] eat. And yet do you know this, in the Bible you get all the way to the New Testament, you know who is saddled with the responsibility and gets blamed? Adam. You wanna know why? Every man is going, "I do wanna know why!" First Timothy chapter 2: "Adam was not deceived. But the woman being deceived fell into transgression." You see, Eve is listening and engaging in conversation, probably trying to be very helpful, "Well you're a nice little serpent, well what do you have to say? Well, I don't know if I agree with that or not..." Adam evidently knew full well what was going on here, he knew all what was happening, and yet he ate it.

And this day that we're reading about is 'THE' darkest day in the history of the human race. This is where all the problems began. This is where sin entered. In fact Romans chapter 5 outlines exactly what happened: "By one man sin entered and death by sin so that death spread to all and death reigned." Sin entered. Death entered. Death spread and death reigned from Adam to Moses. Now, when Adam took that fruit and sinned against God, this is what happened: a constitutional change occurred where he went from innocence to sinfulness. And he passed on that to the entire human race. We call it the Federal Head. Adam acted as the Federal Head representative of every human being, so that what he did was spread to everyone throughout all of history; he passed it on as the Federal Head.

And this is what it's like: when I was a boy, my dad took us four boys to the Grand Tetons. There was a beautiful lake -- Jackson Lake -- at the foot of it. Early in the morning it was a mirror; you could see the reflection of the mountains perfectly outlined in the lake. But you know, a perfectly glass lake is like an invitation for a kid to throw a stone at it. So we all picked up stones to skip across the lake. The very first stone -- it only took one, small one -- bounced on the lake and there was a rippling effect, but that beautiful picturesque mountain scene was distorted by one throw. In effect, Adam did this [throwing motion] one stone and it distorted the whole face of the entire human race. Which answers in short, "Why is the world the way it is? How did we get this bad? Whose fault is it, anyway? It must be the Liberal Media! It must be the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iran and Iraq! Maybe it's the Democrats or the Republicans!" No, keep going back further, all the way to this episode.

Now chapter 4 is the first home. Two kids are raised, Cain and Abel, they worship together, they both bring an offering. Verse 3: "And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell." In other words, he was bummed out; he looked sad. He brought an offering and God said, "I don't accept that," and he was bummed out, he was sad. And so we ask the question, "What was the difference?" And someone will say, "Well the difference is, is one guy brought a bunch of plants and the other guy sacrificed animals and God was pleased with the sacrifice of animals because of the shed blood." Perhaps. I think it's simpler than that. I mean, keep in mind this was a long time ago, they didn't have all the advanced theology on the atonement. In fact, it says in the book of Hebrews, here was the problem: "By faith, Abel offered a more perfect sacrifice." You see, he came with the right attitude; by faith. The indication is that Cain did not. In fact, as we go on, the Lord says, 'Why are you so bummed out? If you did well, you would be accepted.' In other words, when God looks at what we come and bring Him to worship, God never separates the worship from the worshiper. The attitude of the heart, the lifestyle of the worshiper; to Him they're one. So this guy brought something, but he probably brought it in rote; he had to do it; I'll bring this, this is good enough; his heart really wasn't in it; it wasn't by faith -- it was not accepted.

So, it goes on to say that Cain kills Abel. That's the second murder, not the first. The first murder is the fall of man in chapter 3. The Bible says Satan was a murderer from the beginning and he murdered the human race by plunging them into sin and passing on the worst disease ever -- worse than the HIV/AIDS virus. It's called the S-I-N virus and every human being is plagued with that from birth; that's the first murder. The second murder is Cain killing Abel. And also we read on and we find that Cain wasn't able to enjoy fellowship with God. He was branded and marked and cast out of the garden.

Which brings us to verse 25 which introduces a new son of Adam and Eve -- Seth, now the new son of promise. Chapter 5 is the line of Seth. It's the genealogy in chapter 5 of Adam all the way to Noah, through the lineage of Seth. Now let me just throw something in. When you get to a chapter like this that has a bunch of names in it, you automatically think, "I don't need to read this." It's boring first of all, unless your name was in it. But I want you to notice a few things. This is a book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man he made him in the likeness of God; he created them male and female and blessed them and called them mankind -- the Hebrew 'a-dam. Mankind; Adam. In the day they were created. Now, in God naming them, He is asserting His dominion over them just like He said, 'Adam, you will have dominion over everything; start naming the animals.' It was a sign of his dominion over them; God names a-dam -- mankind -- exercising His dominion to rule over His creation.

"Adam lived 130 years and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image and named him Seth." Verse 5, "So all the days that Adam lived were 930 years." No thanks. "And he died." Go all the way down to verse 25 -- this is the oldest guy in the chapter -- Methuselah. You've heard of him. "He lived 187 years and begot Lamech. After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had sons and daughters." Boy he waited long enough. "So all the days of Methuselah were 969 years and he died."

This brings up the question that's often disputed, "How was it that man was able to live so long in these ante-diluvium (pre-flood) days, but post diluvium, (after the flood), it goes down quickly and after several generations, it's sort of normal?" Scholars, in tackling this issue, Creationists, will point to the fact that before the flood there was a canopy over the earth, a water canopy, a vapor canopy that would keep out those harmful ultra-violet rays that would bring uniform temperatures and that would create a moderate and healthful condition. There would be no mass air movements; things would be very temperate. And a lot of studies have been done on this but we don't have time to get into them because it's a survey.

Methuselah -- the name -- is a profound name. The name Methuselah is a couple of Hebrew words put together that when you put them together could be translated, "When he is dead it shall be sent." When he is dead it shall be sent. Granted, it's a weird thing to call your kid. Enoch had the son. And Enoch called his son, "I'm gonna call him, 'When he's dead it shall be sent.'" Which we wonder why about. I'm gonna venture a guess. It could be - because it says that "Enoch walked with God," in this chapter -- that in that intimate fellowship God somehow revealed to Enoch that as soon as that son is dead God will send judgment on the earth. Which is interesting, because if I was given that revelation I'd be so nervous every time that kid got a cold, had to stay home from school, nicked his toe. Well, here's what's even more interesting; the exact year that he died -- and studies have been done on this -- was the exact year that the flood came upon the earth. "When he is dead it shall be sent." Noah was 600 years old when that judgment came.

Which brings us to chapters 6 through 9 which is the third division of chapters 1 through 11, the flood upon the earth. So we've got formation of the heavens and the earth, the fall of mankind, and now we have the flood on the earth. Chapter 6, verse 1: "Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them..." Now how many people could there have actually been -- what kind of multiplication could you even have back then with so few people? Well think about it. Long life spans, as mentioned here, would equal to a rapid increase in population. I commend to you the books by Dr. John Whitcomb and Henry Morris who did a book called "The Genesis Flood," and they computed this. They took the genealogical records of Genesis and the average lifespan and number of kids that are given here, and they figured at the end of 18 generations there could have been 774 million people on earth.

And according to conservative calculation, at the time of the flood there could have been a billion plus people on the earth. Did you get that figure? A billion. Now think about this: it took from that time (after the flood) to the year 1850 before we saw one billion people in modern times -- that's how recent we've seen a billion people -- 1850. Then from 1850 to 1930 -- 2 billion; 1930 to 62 -- 3 billion; 1975 -- 4 billion. Now there's about 6 and a half billion people on the earth; we're multiplying on the face of the earth. Truly back then there was a multiplication because of the longevity of man and the average lifespan and number of kids. Remember Jesus said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of Man," and one of the signs is this multiplication on the face of the earth.

Verse 5: "Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found grace..." Aren't you glad that word but is there? God's really mad at people, but - ahh, whew, finally! Noah found favor -- grace -- in the eyes of the Lord, or as the Living Bible puts it, "Noah was a pleasure to the Lord." Now you'll notice that I skipped one of the hot potato issues of the book of Genesis, and that's that whole issue of the 'sons of God coming in and marrying the daughters of men,' and that whole controversy that produced the Nephilim -- the giants -- and that whole thing. And here's why I skipped it: that would take a whole week of studies first of all, but second, so we get the big picture here and that is that Satan so corrupted the world, that virtually every area of society was affected.

So verse 14: "Make yourself an ark of gopher wood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch." Verse 17: "Behold, I Myself am bringing flood waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark--you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female."

Look at chapter 7, verse 17: "Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters." Now folks, this is more than just a lot of rain. The Bible says that the foundations of the earth were broken up, water was released from subterranean cavities in the earth, this water canopy was broken up, it rained upon the earth, and all of that was a tremendous amount of water that produced this flood, this worldwide flood. "And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth," verse 19, "and all the high hills under the whole heavens were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps," there's these creeps again, "and every man, and in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died."

Now did you know that in the records of the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Hindus, the Chinese - all of them - have cultural records kept where they believed in a universal, world-wide flood; not just here in the Bible. All these ancient cultures will bring testimony to a universal, world-wide flood and, an ark. Now according to the description here, the ark would have been- just try to picture it in your mind - 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, 45 feet tall, displacing about 20,000 tons, or roughly the size of the Titanic. It is estimated that if you had three levels in the ark, where you could place creatures, you would have 1.5 million cubic feet of space, or the equivalent of 522 railroad cars - that you could trans - you know how they transport animals in those animal railroad cars? 522 of those would fit in the ark.

So that - since the animals came in pairs -- right? Unless they were clean, then how many? Seven. They were brought into the ark. It is estimated that the ark could safely carry 18 thousand species of mammals. Why is that interesting? 'Cuz the latest I checked, and I checked online today, there's around 15,000 plus or so species of mammals cataloged today. They could have safely carried 18 at that time. If there were 72,000 creatures aboard that would have taken only 60% of the space, the rest would be free, so it's a big boat. And the rains came and the waters were broken up and it lasted for 150 days, then the water subsided and God made a covenant with Noah and the ark settled atop a mountain called Ararat. Mount Ararat is encased in ice today. It's a very high mountain in the Himalayas. But all the way back to 140 some years BC, a Chaldean priest wrote that there were spottings of an ark, or a large boat on top of Mt. Ararat. Josephus, in 70 AD wrote that the ark -- and there was evidence of it, on Mt. Ararat. And recently, on television, a CBS special talked about climbers that have gone up and found evidence of a large structure somewhere up there on Mt. Ararat. Of course they don't want to say.

Now chapters 10 and 11 and we've got one minute! Okay, the flood is over. There's a new social order on the earth, a very interesting one. Capital punishment is ordained and human government is established in chapter 9, the end of it. There is also a new physical order. The thermal blanket around the Earth seems to be removed and man's life is dramatically shortened. What happens after the flood? A lot. According to chapter 10, which is called the Table of Nations, Noah's three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth have lots of kids and they're all mentioned in what's called the 'Table of Nations'. Japheth, verses 2 through 5, and his family. Ham, verses 6 through 20, 30 nations are mentioned. Shem, verses 21 through 31, I want you look at the 24th verse where we have Arphaxad begot Salah, Salah begot Eber. See the word Eber? It is thought that Hebrew, the term -- the name Hebrew -- is related to this word, name, Eber; they're Semitic, these are Shemites.
Okay, God says fill the Earth, or spread out, they do exactly the opposite, in chapter 11 they coalesce, they all come together, and they build this super state in rebellion against God. Verse 1 of chapter 11: "Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there." Verse 4, they said, "'Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.' But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, 'Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.' So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth."

Babel means 'gate of God,' or better translation, 'the gateway to God.' The gateway to God. They're not trying to climb a latter up into heaven; they're building a tower, a temple, toward the heavens. A seven level astrological temple; remains of such towers have been found, because they believed that the stars dictated how men's lives would be lived. It's called worshiping the Zodiac, its astrology. This is the beginning of the nascent stage of it. Babel, later will become Babylon. And if you think about it, I wanna close with this thought: you could think of the Bible as a contrast and a decision between two cities -- the City of Man and the City of God. A Tale of Two Cities. Babylon/Jerusalem. So it's fascinating when we get to the end of the book, in Revelation 18 we have Babylon the Great, the Mother of all harlots, as opposed to the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. Which city do you live for? Which city do you belong to? In chapter 3 of Genesis, verse 15, a Redeemer is promised, One who will crush Satan's head and crush the rebellion.

So we've read about formation, fall of man, the flood, and the fallout from man's rebellion. And if you go home tonight and you say, "You know, if I ever see Adam personally, I may have to like, slap him upside the head. Or at least have some strong words for him." I'm saying don't blame Adam. He was given a choice: Tree of Life/Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You all have a choice, the Tree of Life, which is the Cross of Jesus Christ or any other choice, knowledge, wisdom, education, good life, or will you take the Tree of Life?

Let's pray. Father we thank you for these 11 chapters that we've flown over and gone through quickly. I pray that over the next year, as we get our pacing, each night, each installment, we would see how this Book all fits together and we would be committed, Lord, to studying Your Word and applying it to our lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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7/18/2007
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Destination: Genesis 12-50
Genesis 12-50
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This week's flight is going to take us over the second section of Genesis, which is biographical in nature and focuses on the lives of four key people. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. We'll travel through the time era known as the Age of the Patriarchs. If you look at your window, we'll be passing over Canaan and Egypt, Canaan is modern day Israel.
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7/25/2007
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Destination: Exodus 1-18
Exodus 1-18
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In our third tour, we'll be visiting the book of Exodus chapters 1-18. We'll get an overview of the central historical event contained in the book, the redemption of God's people from the bondage of Egypt. The setting for our journey is the nation of Egypt and Israel's wanderings through the wilderness. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12 and 14.
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8/1/2007
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Destination: Exodus 19-40
Exodus 19-40
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In our fourth tour, we'll again visit the book of Exodus, visiting chapters 19-40. The setting for this week's journey is the Sinai Peninsula where God reveals the Ten Commandments to the nation of Israel and gives specific instructions on how He is to be worshiped. For this flight the key chapters to review in advance are: Exodus: 20, 25, 26, 27, 29 and 32.
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8/8/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 1-17
Leviticus 1-17
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In our fifth flight from 30,000 Feet, we fly over the first seventeen chapters of the book of Leviticus. This is a book on worship and describes the worship life of the nation of Israel. In this first tour of Leviticus, we'll see how the first part of the book focuses on the way to God through sacrifice and lays down the law - literally - on how man was designed to live and how man can be atoned for his sins. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus: 1-5, 10, 16, 17.
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8/15/2007
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Destination: Leviticus 18-27
Leviticus 18-27
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This week's study will take us through Leviticus chapters 18-27. The theme of Leviticus could be summed up in one word - holiness. The second section of Leviticus focuses on our walk with God through sanctification. Sanctification is the process by which we become holy or set apart for God's purposes. The key chapters to review in advance are: Leviticus 18-20, 22, 23, and 25.
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8/22/2007
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Destination: Numbers 1-14
Numbers 1-14
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Our seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through Numbers chapters 1-14. Numbers is the fourth of the Pentateuch. In the Hebrew it is called ba-midbar, "in the wilderness." In the Septuagint version it is called Arithmoi or "numbers," and this name is now the usual title of the book. It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the wilderness of Sinai (1-4), and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of Moab (26). The key chapters to review in advance are: Numbers 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 & 14.
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8/29/2007
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Destination: Numbers 15-36
Numbers 15-36
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In our eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give us a tour of Numbers chapters 15-36. We'll see that the second section of Numbers covers the failure of one generation to enter the Promised Land and the reorganization of a new generation that enters into the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27.
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9/5/2007
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Destination: Deuteronomy 1-34
Deuteronomy 1-34
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In our ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us on a tour through the entire book of Deuteronomy. The Hebrews called it "Elleh Haddevarim," "These are the Words," or "Devarim," (words). Deuteronomy can be organized around three messages given by Moses while the Israelites were on the plains east of the Jordan River. It occurs after the 40 years of wandering and the Israelites are now ready to enter the Promised Land. The key word of this book is covenant and speaks of the special relationship that God has established with His people. Key chapters for this flight are: 6, 7, 31, 32, 33 and 34.
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9/12/2007
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Destination: Joshua 1-12
Joshua 1-12
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Pastor Skip Heitzig will be our tour guide during our tenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week's journey will take us through Joshua 1-12. We'll get to know Joshua, son of Nun, who shared in all the events of the Exodus, and held the place of commander of the host of the Israelites. The book of Joshua describes Israel's conquest of Canaan and the first section describe how Joshua conquered the land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10.
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9/26/2007
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Destination: Joshua 13-24
Joshua 13-24
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In our eleventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the Promised Land. We will see how Joshua divides the land "as an inheritance to Israel," and we'll see different tribes and where they settle, both in and out of the Promised Land. Key chapters for this flight are: Joshua 13 and 20-24.
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10/3/2007
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Destination: Judges 1-10
Judges 1-10
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In our twelfth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will once again be our tour guide as we take our first look at the book of Judges. We'll see on this tour how the nation of Israel is caught in the cycle of sin and how each cycle results in ever worsening conditions for them. We'll meet some of the characters that God divinely appointed to the office of Judge. The key chapters to review for this flight are Judges 1–3 and 6–8.
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10/10/2007
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Destination: Judges 11-21
Judges 11-21
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Flight thirteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over Judges chapters 11-21. Pastor Skip Heitzig will guide us as we complete this overview of Judges. We will see that the second part of Judges shows the fragile nature of these Judges and a people who, "did what was right in their own eyes," that kept them in their sin cycle.
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10/24/2007
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Destination: Ruth 1-4
Ruth 1-4
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In our fourteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip Heitzig will give us a tour of the little romantic book of Ruth. We'll see how the book of Ruth shows the godly courage and love of two very different women from very different backgrounds. We'll meet some amazing characters on this flight who become key people in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
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11/7/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 1-15
1 Samuel 1-15
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The fifteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on journey through 1 Samuel chapters 1-15. Join our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig for this exciting tour on which we'll meet a man who would be become King. This man's good looks, physical size and success in war made him an obvious choice from a human perspective, but the book of 1 Samuel highlights his tragic flaw - he disobeyed God's commands. From the ashes of Saul's tragedy God raises up another man who would become King, a man after His own heart, King David. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 8-10 and 15.
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11/14/2007
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Destination: 1 Samuel 16-31
1 Samuel 16-31
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This week our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will complete our tour of the book of 1 Samuel, covering chapters 16-31. On this flight we'll meet the man who God calls, "a man after my own heart (Acts 13:22)," David son of Jesse. We'll see David as a young shepherd boy who defeats Goliath and rises to national prominence overnight. His instant popularity arouses the jealousy of King Saul and forces David into hiding.
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11/21/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 1-10
2 Samuel 1-10
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Flight Seventeen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over 2 Samuel chapters 1-10. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will show us David's triumphs as King over Israel, after the death of Saul. Join us as we see how David's faith in God leads him to be victorious politically and militarily as one by one he defeats his enemies. We will also see how David's obedience leads to a new promise from God. The key chapters to review for this flight are 1-3, 5, 7 and 9.
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12/5/2007
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Destination: 2 Samuel 11-24
2 Samuel 11-24
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In our eighteenth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us to our next destination, 2 Samuel 11-24. On this flight we'll see David's transgressions and the troubles that resulted from them. By presenting both the strengths and weaknesses of David, we see a complete picture of a very real person who was described as being "a man after God's own heart." The key chapters to review are 2 Samuel 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 23, and 24.
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1/9/2008
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Destination: 1 Kings 1-22
1 Kings 1-22
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Get your travel planner out for flight nineteen over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over 1 Kings 1-22. On this flight we will see the transition that Israel undertakes as it moves from the rule of King David to the rule of his son King Solomon after his death. After Solomon turns from the Lord, we will see how Israel is divided and moved in and out of the power of many kings such as Ahab, Jehoshaphat, and Ahaziah. These chapters will reveal a story of true loyalty and disobedience to God. The key chapters to review are 1 Kings 1-3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 18, and 19.
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Destination: 2 Kings 1-25
2 Kings 1-25
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Flight twenty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of 2 Kings. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will continue to lead us through the history of the divided nation of Israel, and how in spite of the many kings who took control of the land, we will still see a nation without true leadership. As we soar over this book, we will see first how Israel comes into captivity by Assyria, and then the triumph of Babylon over Judah. The key chapters to review are 2 Kings 1-4, and 18-21.
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1/23/2008
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Destination: 1 Chronicles 1-29
1 Chronicles 1-29
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of 1 Chronicles. On this flight we look back once again at God's promise that He would establish His reign on earth through King David. Chapters 1-9 of 1 Chronicles will look in-depth at the the royal line of David and then we will see again the reign of David in chapters 10-29. Join us as we fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and see how God fulfilled His promises to David and how that presents a witness of His faithfulness to us as well. The key chapters to review are 1 Chronicles 17-18, 21-22, 25, and 28-29
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1/30/2008
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Destination: 2 Chronicles 1-36
2 Chronicles 1-36
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Get ready for our twenty-second departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip Heitzig will take us soaring over the entire book of 2 Chronicles to see the beginning of the reign of King Solomon all the way to the spiritual roller coaster after Solomon's death and the separation of the kingdoms. From the building of the temple (2 Chronicles 1-9), to the decline of the temple (2 Chronicles 10-36:16), to the destruction of the temple (2 Chronicles 36:17-23), we see a parallel to 1 and 2 Kings from a spiritual viewpoint. The key chapters to review are 2 Chronicles 17-20, and 29-32.
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2/6/2008
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Destination: Ezra 1-10
Ezra 1-10
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Flight twenty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Ezra. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will point out two very important sections of this book; the restoration of the temple (chapters 1-6), and the reformation of the people (chapters 7-10). This book will continue the narrative of 2 Chronicles by showing God's faithfulness to keep His promises by returning His people to their homeland. The key chapters to review are Ezra 1-10.
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2/13/2008
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Destination: Nehemiah 1-13
Nehemiah 1-13
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Get ready for our twenty-fourth departure for the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the entire book of Nehemiah with our pilot, Pastor Skip Heitzig. In this book, Nehemiah, the king's cupbearer, is given permission to lead third and final return to Jerusalem to repair and rebuild the city's walls. This book will show us a political construction (chapters 1-7), and a spiritual instruction (chapters 8-13). Join us as we see how Nehemiah gathers his spiritual strength from God during a time of great opposition.
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2/27/2008
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Destination: Esther 1-10
Esther 1-10
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-five over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the book of Esther. The flight will be divided into two highly important sections: the threat to the Jews (chapters 1-4), in which we will see Haman's attempt to completely eradicate the Jewish people from Persia, and the triumph of the Jews (chapters 5-10), where we will see a young girl's godly strength and fight to save her people. This flight will show us a whole new set of villains, heroes, and ultimately the ever abounding faithfulness of God towards those who follow Him. The key chapters to review are Esther 1-10.
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3/5/2008
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Destination: Job 1-42
Job 1-42
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Our twenty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us over the entire book of Job, the first book in the section of poetical books. This is a powerful story of a man who has everything taken from him; his health, wealth, and even his beloved family. Yet as we see God allowing Satan to test Job, God's faithfulness to those he loves is clear and Job's steadfast faith prevails. Join us this week as we see Job's dilemma (ch.1-2), the debate with his four friends (ch. 3-37), and his final deliverance (ch. 38-42). The key chapters to review are Job1-4, 8,11-12, and 29.
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3/12/2008
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Destination: Psalms 1-72
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Get your travel planner out for flight twenty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Psalms 1-72. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us through the first seventy-two chapters of Psalms, which is divided into five books of songs, prayers, and poetry. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 1, 14, 23, 40, and 63.
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3/19/2008
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Destination: Psalms 73-150
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Get ready for our twenty-eighth departure of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. We will fly at cruising altitude over the last three books in Psalms as we read through chapters 73-150. We will see beautiful writings of gladness and grief, pleading and prayers, and reverence and worship. Join us as we look at the deepest thoughts and emotions on the love and power of God. The key chapters to review are Psalms 119, and 146-150.
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Destination: Proverbs 1-31
Proverbs 1-31
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Flight twenty-nine over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the entire book of Proverbs. Known for the wisdom it contains, Proverbs reveals to us how to deal with every day situations; be it love and lust, life and death, friends and enemies, and what our God loves and hates. On this flight, Pastor Skip will point out some of the most noted chapters and verses of one of the most read books of the Old Testament. The key chapters to review are Proverbs 1-2, 5, 14, 22, and 31.
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4/23/2008
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Destination: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ecclesiastes 1-12
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Join us as we continue The Bible From 30,000 Feet, taking our thirtieth flight high above the book of Ecclesiastes. This book reveals some startling truths about how King Solomon felt about finding meaning and fulfillment in life through the things of this world, and ultimately his conclusion that "all is vanity" in a life lived without God. The key chapters to review are 1-3, 5, 8, and 12.
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4/30/2008
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Destination: Song of Solomon 1-8
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-one over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over Song of Solomon. This poetic book gives us a glimpse into the true love that Solomon has for a shepherdess, and the love and fulfillment they share in a marriage relationship. At an altitude of 30,000 feet we will be able to see the strong tie into the fulfillment and joy seen in the love of God for His people. The key chapters to review are Song of Solomon 1-8.
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Destination: Isaiah 1-39
Isaiah 1-39
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Our thirty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us soaring over the entire book of Isaiah. Thought to be the greatest of all the Prophets of the Old Testament, Isaiah's ministry lasted around fifty years, and his prophecies are quoted in the New Testament more often than any other Prophet. This book shows us a mix of both prophecies of condemnation (chapters 1-39), as well as prophecies of comfort (chapters 40-66). The key chapters to review are Isaiah 1-2, 6, 40, 52-53, and 55.
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Destination: Isaiah 40-66
Isaiah 40-66
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In our thirty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the second half of Isaiah. As we look through chapters 40-66, we will see the continued work of Isaiah, and how God used his gift of prophecy, both comforting and condemning, to generate change in the individuals he encountered. The key chapters to review are Isaiah 40, 52-53, and 55.
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Destination: Jeremiah 1-52
Jeremiah 1-52
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-four over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, as we soar over the entire book of Jeremiah. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us at an altitude of 30,000 feet to see the three writings of the book of Jeremiah. From the warning of judgment, to the promise of restoration, and finally the protective hand of God over those He loves, we will catch a glimpse of a man who openly allowed God to speak through him in unusual and sometimes bizarre ways to open the eyes of the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Jeremiah 13, 18-20, 25, 31, and 52.
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Destination: Lamentations 1-5
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Get your travel planner out for flight thirty-five over the Bible From 30,000 Feet. On this departure, we will look once again at Jeremiah in the book of Lamentations. We will learn why Jeremiah is referred to as "the weeping prophet," as we see him lament over the destruction of Jerusalem. This poetic book begins by revealing a man who is distressed for a nation under the consequences of its own sin, and ends with a prayer for the restoration of the nation from captivity. The key chapters to review are Lamentations 1-5.
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Destination: Ezekiel 1-48
Ezekiel 1-48
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In our thirty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a flight high above the Bible to look at the book of Ezekiel. We will witness prophecies we've seen in past books being fulfilled as we see Jerusalem at the time of the Second Babylonian Deportation. As Ezekiel the Priest is deported alongside his people, we see God continue to offer promises of restoration through him, bringing the people a sense of hope in spite of their current tribulations. The key chapters to review are Ezekiel 1-3, 7, 33-34, and 38-39.
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Destination: Daniel 1-6
Daniel 1-6
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Flight thirty-seven over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us on a tour of Daniel 1-6. In these chapters, we will see the first of the deportations of the Israelites to Babylon, and witness both the prophetic history of the book, as well as the four prophetic visions of Daniel. Ultimately, the powerful stories in Daniel reveal a man of God; unwilling to compromise and full of faith. The key chapters to review are Daniel 1-2.
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Destination: Daniel 7-12
Daniel 7-12
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Our thirty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us through the second part of Daniel. As we look at chapters 7-12, we will see the four prophetic visions of Daniel, and observe how his faith in God's fulfillment of prophecies led him to fervent prayer for the people of Israel. The key chapters to review are Daniel 9-12.
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Destination: Hosea 1-14
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our thirty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the entire book of Hosea, a man called to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam. As Hosea addresses the sins of the nation, we will see how God used the graphic parallel between his adulterous wife and the unfaithfulness of Israel. The key chapters to review are Hosea 1-4, 6, 9, and 11.
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Destination: Joel; Amos; Obadiah
Joel 1-3; Amos 1-9; Obadiah
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Get ready for flight forty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us soaring over Joel, Amos, and Obadiah. In these three books, we take a look at the strong warnings that God gives His people against greed, injustice, false worship, and self-righteousness. We'll see God's use of these ordinary men to give extraordinary messages; we'll witness His patience, and at the end, we'll see how He stands ready to forgive and restore all who turn away from their sin. The key chapters to review are Joel 1-3, Amos 1, 3 and 7, and Obadiah 1.
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Destination: Jonah 1-4
Jonah 1-4
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Our forty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet will take us to the well known book of Jonah. In this book, we will see what God can do in the life of a prophet, even one who is blatantly disobedient. Despite Jonah's defiance, God strongly redirects his path and brings him to repentance through a very unique situation. By the end of the book, we will see Jonah right back where he started and bringing God glory by doing exactly what He had originally asked of him. The key chapters to review are Jonah 1-4.
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Destination: Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Micah; Nahum; Habakkuk
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Get your travel planner out and place your heart in the upright position for our forty-second flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of Micah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, three prophets used by God to criticize, comfort, and encourage the people of Judah. Through these prophets, God's people confess their sins and are confident in the salvation of God's mighty acts. The key chapters to review are Micah 1-7, Nahum 1-3, and Habakkuk 1-3.
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Destination: Zephaniah & Haggai
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Prepare yourself for our forty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. This flight will take us soaring over the entirety of both Zephaniah and Haggai. The two books cover five chapters which speak of the coming Day of the Lord, His wrath upon Judah and her neighbors, and an encouragement after their return from exile to rejoice and rebuild the Temple. The key chapters to review are Zephaniah 1-3 and Haggai 1-2.
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Destination: Zechariah and Malachi
Zechariah; Malachi
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We are about to take our forty-forth flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet, journeying over the final two books of the Old Testament. In ending the Minor Prophets, we'll first look at the expanded message of rebuilding the temple as Zechariah encourages the people to look to the future reign of the Messiah. We will then speed forward 100 years after the temple was rebuilt to the book of Malachi, where God's chosen people had once again slid back into their sinful practices. After 400 years of prophetic silence, Malachi brings a message of exhortation to the people who had resettled in Jerusalem. The key chapters to review are Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi 1-4.
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Destination: Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Matthew, Mark; Luke
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Get your travel planner out for our opening tour of the New Testament and flight forty-five of the Bible from 30,000 Feet! This flight will take us on a sky-high tour over the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. These three synoptic gospels give us our first glimpses of Jesus' life and death here on earth. We'll see the service, sermons, sacrifices, and sovereignty of our King as we witness the fulfillment of many of the Old Testament prophecies we have previously studied. The key chapters to review are Matthew 1-5 and 17, Mark, and Luke.
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Destination: John
John
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of John, written by the Apostle John from Ephesus between A.D. 80-90. The spiritual depth of this book and its presentation of the incarnation through the God-man Jesus Christ sets it apart from the other gospels.
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Destination: Acts
Acts
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On our forty-seventh flight over the Bible from 30,000 feet Pastor Skip will give a tour of the entire book of Acts. Acts is the history of how Christianity was founded and organized and solved its problems. The gospel writer Luke tells the story of how the community of believers began by faith in the risen Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit, the promised Counselor and Guide, who enabled them to witness, to love, and to serve.
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Destination: Romans
Romans
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We are about to take our forty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Join us as we soar over the entire book of Romans, Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This letter primarily focuses on the basic gospel message along with God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike. In our broad overview, we'll take a look at Paul's strong emphasis of Christian doctrine and his concern for Israel. The key chapters to review are 1, 3, 4, and 9-11.
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Destination: 1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians
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Get your travel planner out for our forty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! As we look at 1 Corinthians, we'll see Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. His letters to the influential church confront their "religious" and arrogant mindsets and defend his ability to be an apostle of Christ. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the turnaround and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 1 Corinthians 2-3 & 12-13.
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10/15/2008
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Destination: 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
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Our fiftieth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet takes us on a flight over the second of Paul's letters to the church at Corinth. Between 1 & 2 Corinthians, the congregation was influenced by false teachers who spread opposition to Paul. Through God's grace and use of Paul, he is later able to rejoice over the repentance of the people to God and acceptance of his God-given authority. The key chapters to review are 2 Corinthians 4 & 12.
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10/22/2008
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Destination: Galatians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour through the book of Galatians, a clear letter to the church in Galatia about the importance of remembering grace through faith and not the law. Paul's forceful letter addresses issues of legalism in the church and the false gospel of works. The key chapters to review are Galatians 1-6.
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11/5/2008
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Destination: Ephesians
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Who are we in Christ? Grab your travel planner for flight fifty-two as we look at the book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, Paul explains how we are the bride of Christ, a temple, and a soldier for the gospel. The unity that Paul emphasizes is described as a body working together for a common goal. The key chapters to review are Ephesians 1-6.
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11/19/2008
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Destination: Philippians
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In our fifty-third flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us through the book of Philippians, another of Paul's letters to the church. Referred to as "the epistle of joy," the message contained in these pages is one of long suffering and joy in the midst of Paul's time in prison. Despite his trials, we will see Paul rejoice over the church in Philippi and encourage them in unity, humility, and prayer. The key chapters to review are Philippians 1-4.
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1/7/2009
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Destination: Colossians
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Get your travel planner out for our fifty-fourth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet! On this flight, we will take a look at the young church in Colosse, and how they became the target of a heretical attack. The main theme in the book of Colossians is the complete adequacy of Christ as contrasted with the emptiness of mere human philosophy. The key chapters to review are Colossians 1-4.
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1/14/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians 1-5;2 Thessalonians 1-3:18
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In our fifty-fifth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Both books are written as an encouragement to the church in Thessalonica, exhorting them in the word, warning them against pagan immorality, and urging them to remain steadfast in the truth of the Lord. The key chapters to review are 1 Thessalonians 1-5 and 2 Thessalonians 1-3.
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1/21/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Timothy
1 Timothy 1-6;2 Timothy 1-4:22
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Join us on a tour over the books of 1 & 2 Timothy as we take our fifty-sixth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. These loving letters to Timothy, a young pastor in Ephesus, reveal Paul's true love for his brother in Christ and desire to encourage him in the Word and warn against false teachings. In these letters, Paul exhorts Timothy to stand strong and "preach the word" (2 Timothy 4:2). The key chapters to review are 1 Timothy 1-6 and 2 Timothy 1-4.
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1/28/2009
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Destination: Titus and Philemon
Titus 1-3:15;Philemon 1:1-25
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Get your travel planner out for flight fifty-seven of the Bible from 30,000 Feet. On this flight, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the books of Titus and Philemon. While the letter to Titus focuses on the importance of sound doctrine and the elements of the church order, Philemon takes a more personal approach and speaks on the application of the great principles of Christian brotherhood to social life. The key chapters to review are Titus 1-3 and Philemon 1.
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2/4/2009
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Destination: Hebrews
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In our fifty-eighth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, Pastor Skip will take us on a tour over the book of Hebrews. Although the author of the book is not fully known, this well written letter reveals a man with a great desire to encourage Jewish believers to continue in the grace of Jesus Christ, instead of trying to escape persecution by bowing to the rites and rituals of Judaism. The key chapters to review are Hebrews 1-2, 6, 11, and 13.
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2/11/2009
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Destination: James
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Our fifty-ninth flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will take us over the distinctive book of James. Although grace through faith in the cross was vital for Jewish believer to understand, James addresses the issue of faith without a consistent lifestyle. This epistle adamantly declares that, "Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also." (James 2:26) The key chapters to review are James 1-5.
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2/18/2009
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Destination: 1 and 2 Peter
1 Peter 1-5; 2 Peter 1-3
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Get your travel planner out for flight sixty over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Our tour guide, Pastor Skip Heitzig, will take us on a tour of the books of 1 & 2 Peter. Peter's first letter to the church exhorts Christians to remain steadfast in their faith when under persecution, and his second letter tackles the issue of false teachers and a need for discernment against the spreading apostasy. Both books contain a level of warmth in Peter's expressions, making them a great source of encouragement. The key chapters to review are 1 Peter 1-5 and 2 Peter 1-3.
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2/25/2009
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Destination: 1 John
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In our sixty-first flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet, our tour guide Pastor Skip will take us through the book of 1 John. John writes to define and defend the nature of the person of Christ against heretical teachings affecting the early church. As John addresses the heretical teachings of the time, he also addresses the preeminence of God's love for us, and our duty to love others in return. The key chapters to review are 1 John 1-5.
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3/25/2009
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Destination: 2, 3 John and Jude
2 John, 3 John; Jude
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Flight sixty-two over the Bible from 30,000 Feet will give a sky high view over three small but concise books, 2 & 3 John and Jude. While all three books have a different primary focus, all are written with the purpose to encourage the church to keep a strong biblical foundation. This study will take us through the importance of biblical discernment, the need to be in fellowship with other believers, as well as the vital need to keep strong in the faith. The key chapters to review are 2 & 3 John, and Jude.
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4/1/2009
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Destination: Revelation 1-11
Revelation 1-11
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With only two more flights to go, we welcome you to get your travel planner ready for the first half of the book of Revelation and flight sixty-three over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. Considered to be one of the most powerful books in Scripture, Revelation is a direct vision from God, to John, which he was asked to record for future generations. Revelation 1:19, "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later." As the final warning to the world of the tribulation to come, it also serves as a source of hope for the Church. The key chapters to review are 1-4, 7, and 11.
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4/8/2009
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Destination: Revelation 12-22
Revelation 12-22
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Flight sixty-four brings us to the end of the scriptures and the second and final part of the book of Revelation. Chapters 12-22 lead us into some of the most thrilling text in the entire Bible, giving us a glimpse into the seven bowl judgments, the Beast, and the future tribulation, but also bringing us great hope for God's Church. The key chapters to review are Revelation 12-14, 18, and 20-22.
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4/15/2009
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Bible from 30k Final Q&A
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We have landed our flight over the Bible from 30,000 Feet. As we touch down and head to pick up the final baggage from our 65 flight series, our last sky-high view of the scriptures will includes this final Q&A Celebration. Pastor Skip and others answer questions from the last year, as well as on the spot questions from the audience.

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There are 64 additional messages in this series.