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The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis (Guthrie)

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After the resurrection, when Jesus used Scripture to explain who he was and why he came, where did he start? In the Old Testament. And this is where The Promised One begins to look for Christ, finding him in the people, promises, and patterns of the Old Testament scriptures.

With contagious passion and theological soundness, Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie shows how the book of Genesis points us to the person of Christ. Throughout ten weeks of guided personal study, relevant teaching, and thoughtful discussion questions, The Promised One will help you:

  • make new discoveries of Jesus as seen in the shadows of the Old Testament;
  • apply the gospel found in Genesis to issues such as shame, fear, and the desire for security and significance;
  • develop your longing for what is ahead when the world is once again made new. 

Gain a fresh perspective on the book of Genesis, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more, when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament!


Table of Contents:

Week 1: The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24)

Week 2: Creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

Week 3: The Fall (Genesis 2:4-3:24)

Week 4: Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6-9)

Week 5: The Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:1-12:3)

Week 6: Abraham (Genesis 12-15)

Week 7: Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 16-24)

Week 8: Jacob (Genesis 25:19-35:21)

Week 9: Joseph (Genesis 37-50)

Week 10: The Sons of Jacob (Genesis 29-30; 34-35; 38-39; 48-49  



Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at conferences around the country and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Covenant Theological Seminary. She and her husband, David, are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 8,500 churches nationwide and they also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is the author of numerous books includingHolding on to Hope and Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, and is currently working on the five-book Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series.



“The perfect blend of biblical scholarship and heartfelt passion, Guthrie guides us through Genesis, helping us discover for ourselves God’s magnificent plan of redemption. Her steps are sure, and her grasp of the Scriptures is breathtaking. Above all, God’s unfailing love, grace, and sovereignty shine forth from every page. A brilliant start to a very promising series.” - Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times best-selling author, Mine is the Night and Bad Girls of the Bible

“An excellent resource for the church. Nancy explains biblical connections in a way that will be helpful to new believers as well as those steeped in the faith. I wish I had these resources years ago.” - Wendy Horger Alsup, mother; author, Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives