Scene 1 – The People: God Calls a Covenant People
WEEK 2: DAY 1
We will follow two parallel accounts in this scene.
First, we will follow the story of Abraham and his descendants as they enter Egypt. We will also
see how God sets the stage for the creation of the nation of Israel and how the channel for the
Second, we will look at the story of Job and reflect on the “problem of evil.”
Week 2: Day 1
Today’s reading is Genesis 12-13
-God promises Abraham that he will make him a great nation and bless other people through
him. How might this promise lay a foundation for the biblical emphasis on the way God’s
people should treat their enemies, a theme developed in both the Old and New Testaments?
-Whom might you bless today? How will you do so?
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