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How to Study the Bible

with Nicole Unice

We’re Back! God of Our Fathers: Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3)

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WHAT DOES IT SAY?

1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

We see “blessed” 5 times in the text – the central message of this passage is blessing!

WHAT’S THE BACKSTORY?

Genesis 3-11: A dumpster fire of what happens when sin separates people from God

Genesis 11: Terah (Abram’s dad) is going to Canaan, but settles in Haran. Abram is going to be told to go to the place his father never made it to.

“I will bless you so you will be a blessing” – this is the purpose of blessings, to bless others.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Questions to consider –

What does it mean to be a representative?
What does it mean to bless?
What does it mean that Abram is a blessing?
What does it look like to move blessing on?


WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?

God always has a plan. He pursues blessing for his people despite our failings.
Abraham’s part to play was obedience.

Everything in your life is part of a bigger plan. God is constantly working his plan out in the world, and you a part of that plan.

WANT MORE?

Check out Nicole’s book Help! My Bible Is Alive: 30 Days of Learning to Love and Understand God’s Word - https://www.amazon.com/Help-My-Bible-Alive-Understand/dp/1641580216

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September 12, 2022
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Nicole Unice is a Bible teacher, author, and passionate communicator who delights in bringing God’s Word to life in a personal and relevant way. Her training as a counselor informs her work, as she emphasizes the importance of facing our own reality and embracing the transforming power of God’s grace. Nicole is ordained as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Her latest book, “Help, My Bible is Alive” is a 30-day experience designed to help people experience God through the Bible.

Nicole has spent twenty years serving the local church, first in student ministry (where she’s never lost her love of a great group game) and then leading start-ups of all kinds, from leadership development to capital campaigns. She now teaches and consults with churches and ministries to strengthen their stories and cut through confusion to discover the next right steps for success.
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