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Study Questions - Life Study of Genesis


  1. What was the purpose and function of the two pillars in the temple?
  2. If we are to be a pillar of stone, where must we be?
  3. What is the difference between living for Christ and living by Christ?


  1. What are the three ways that Genesis 17 and 35 correspond to each other?
  2. How is the experience of God being the all sufficient one related to God's building? How can we see it in our experience of the church life?
  3. What is the relationship between preaching of the gospel and bearing fruit? How can we bring forth fruit that would remain in the church life?


  1. What is the crucial and radical turn in Genesis 35?
  2. What is the spiritual significance of the altar in Bethel? How can we apply this in our experience of the church life?
  3. What are the blessings that Jacob experienced at Bethel? How can we apply them in our experience?


  1. How could Jacob use the title "El-Beth-el" at Bethel but not in Shechem? How could we apply this in our experience?
  2. What is the significance of God's reminding Jacob his new name? How can we apply this in our experience?
  3. What is the significance of the drinking offering? How can we become a drinking offering to God?


  1. How can we see the purifying effect of the church life in Jacob's experience of returning to Bethel?
  2. What is an idol? And what is meaning of "changing our garments"?
  3. What is the spiritual significance of the death of Deborah and her burial under an oak beneath Bethel?


  1. What is the goal of God's economy?
  2. How can we see from Acts 4 that salvation is for building?
  3. Give a bird's eye view of God's building in the Old Testament and New Testament.


  1. How could we see God's perfecting hand on Jacob in Genesis 34?
  2. Why does God allow "storms" to occur in our life?
  3. What is the difference between Jacob's life in Shechem and Bethel? How can we apply this to our christian life?


  1. What is the spiritual significance of God wrestling with Jacob as a man?
  2. What is spiritual of God's hiding His name after wrestling with Jacob? Why was there the need for this wrestling to last for such a long time?
  3. What is the spiritual significance of Jacob's thigh being touched by the Lord? From this how can we see the difference between religious practice and the Lord's touching?


  1. Why was Jacob's prayer in Genesis 32 a very good prayer?
  2. While wrestling with Jacob, why did the Lord not subdue him immediately?


  1. How can we see Jacob as a prototype of God's selection and transformation in the bible?
  2. How does Genesis 31 show us that God sovereignly prepares everything for our transformation?


  1. What is the significance of a dream? How can we relate this to our own salvation?
  2. In typology, what does oil signify?
  3. What does the stone in Genesis 28 signify? How can we relate this to our experience?a


  1. Who are the three parties in this message? What do we see each of the parties doing?
  2. According to this record of Jacob, how can transformation be accomplished?
  3. How can we see from Genesis 31 that the blessing Jacob received is not from his trickery but God's sovereign and blessing hand? How can we apply this in our experience today?


  1. Why is it important to see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph as one complete unit?
  2. How was Laban used as an instrument by God to deal with Jacob?
  3. How can we see the matter of our preference and God's will in Leah and Rachel?






  1. How can a place be called the house of God? How is this portrayed in Genesis 28?
  2. What is the significance of land, seed and blessing that God promised to Jacob? How is this related to Genesis 1:26?
  3. What is the significance of oil poured upon the stone being the house of God and the gate of heaven?






  1. What was the purpose of God's sovereign arrangement in Jacob being born second?
  2. What is the significance of Jacob taking a stone and making it his pillow? How can we apply this to our own personal experience?
  3. What is Christ, as the heavenly ladder, doing?


  1. Why is the record of Jacob so long in the book of Genesis? What was God's purpose in choosing Jacob?
  2. The birthright, which God intends to give to His chosen people, include?
  3. Why did Esau despise his birthright?


  1. What is our salvation and birthright a result of? What does is not depend on ?
  2. What is the purpose of God's calling?






  1. From the experience of Isaac, how can we say that the enjoyment of grace does not depend on our spiritual condition?
  2. How can we see in Isaac the weakness of Abraham and natural life of Jacob?






  1. How can we say that the normal christian life is a resting and enjoying life from the experience of Isaac? 
  2. According to Isaac's experience, how do we see that enjoyment and blessing alone doesn't justify our standing? 
  3. What is the difference between proper standing and improper standing? 


  1. What is the greatest frustration for us to enjoy grace? 
  2. What is the relationship between Abraham's and Isaac's experience 
  3. What is grace? What is the difference between grace and blessing? 






  1. How can we see there is no maturity in Abraham's life?
  2. How can we see God's selection in Jacob and his maturity in life?
  3. How can we be Abraham and Isaac at the same time in our christian experience?






  1. How can we say Issac and Rebekah's marriage is a type of the marriage of Christ and the church?
  2. How can we see from Genesis 24 that the Triune God is working together to gain a bride for Christ?
  3. What is the significance of Rebekah's receiving golden ring on her nose and golden bracelet on her hands?


  1. How can we see Abraham's living in oneness with the Lord in Genesis 24?
  2. How can we see Abraham's servant living in oneness with the Lord?
  3. How can we see Rebekah's living in oneness with the Lord?






  1. What is the significance of the place where Sarah was buried?
  2. What can we learn from Abraham's experience after Sarah's death?
  3. Why was the sepulcher so important and given so much detailed description and Abraham's attention?






  1. How can we see Isaac being a type of Christ?
  2. What is the spiritual significance of ram replacing Isaac in his being offered by Abraham?
  3. What are the two categories of the descendants of Abraham?






  1. What is the test that God put Abraham on after the birth of Isaac? How can we apply this in our experience?
  2. How can we become Isaacs today to be the burnt offering for God?
  3. What is the meaning of Moriah? How is this related to our experience in the church life?



  1. What is the significance of the birth and growth of Isaac in our experience?

  2. How can we see the two persons, two sources, and two kinds of living in Genesis 21? How can this be related to our experience?

  3. What is the spiritual significance of tamarisk tree in Genesis 21? How is this related to the calling on the Lord as El Olam?





 



  1. What lesson can we learn from Abraham's failure even after so much positive experience of the Lord?
  2. What is the hidden weakness of Abraham in Genesis 20?
  3. What lesson can we learn regarding intercession in Abraham praying for Abimelech?






  1. How can we see the seed of division developing from Lot's separation from Abraham until today's Christianity?
  2. What is spiritual incest in today's Christianity? What is the proper way for us to bring forth the increase?
  3. How can we see God's far reaching and unsearchable mercy in the experience of Ruth? How can we apply this to us today?






  1. What is the significance of Lot's wife becoming a pillar of salt? How is this related to the Lord's second coming?
  2. How is losing the soul life related to Lot's wife's experience?
  3. How can we apply 1 John 2:28 in our experience?






  1. What is the cause of Lot's eventual defeat? What spiritual lesson can we learn from Lot?
  2. What is the reason for Lot and his family to lose the sense of morality? How can we apply this in our experience?
  3. What is the reason for Lot's wife to become a pillar of salt?


  1. What is the first basic principle of intercession?
  2. How can we say the proper intercession is to challenge God in a friendly conversation?
  3. According to the experiences Abraham passed through to become an intercessor, how can we become the intercessors that God is after?


  1. What are the four sections of Abraham's experience of God?
  2. What is the significance of Abraham being God's friend?
  3. What are the two aspects of revelations Abraham received from God? How can we apply this in our experience?


  1. What are the two basic points regarding God's eternal purpose?
  2. In order for God's purpose to be fulfilled, why is there the need for circumcision?
  3. What is the two-fold significance of circumcision? How is this related to the changing of names in Genesis 17?






  1. What is God's purpose? What is the way for God to fulfill this purpose?
  2. What is the progressive unveiling of God's divine titles in Genesis?
  3. What is significance of changing names in Genesis 17? How is this related to the unveiling of the divine title of God?


  1. What is the cause of God's disappearance from Abraham for thirteen years? What can we learn from this?
  2. What is the meaning of "El shaddai"? How is this related to us being perfect?
  3. What is significance of the changing of names of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 17?


  1. What is the spiritual significance of Sarah and Hagar? How are they related to our christian life and work?
  2. What lesson can we learn from Abraham's experience of producing Ishmael and Issac?
  3. What is the safeguard of our christian life and work?


  1. How did God enacted the covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15? What is the spiritual application of this?
  2. What is the significance of the three cattle and two birds? How are they related to the church life?
  3. How is the affliction of God's people related to the fulfillment of God's purpose seen in Genesis 15?






  1. What are the two things that fulfill God's purpose?
  2. What is the difference between grace and blessing? How are they related to the fulfillment of God's purpose?
  3. What are the five aspect of the land as a type of Christ and the church?






  1. How can we see the Lord's sovereignty in arranging the gentile warfare for His people?
  2. What is the beginning of Abraham's victory? And what is the beginning of Lot's defeat?
  3. What is the difference between the order of Melchizedek and Aaron in terms of priesthood?






  1. How can we see God's sovereignty in Abraham's first trial?
  2. What is the lesson that God wanted Abraham to learn in his first trial? How can we see Abraham learned this lesson in his second trial?
  3. How should we respond to the trials sovereignly arranged by the Lord?


  1. What enabled Abraham to live by faith?
  2. What does it mean to build an altar to God in our experience? What are the differences between the three altars that Abraham built?
  3. What does it mean to pitch a tent in our experience? How is this related to the New Jerusalem?






  1. What is the difference between the first two callings of Abraham by God?
  2. What does it mean to be saved?
  3. What is the significance of God's reappearing to Abraham?






  1. What are the three factors that become the motivation and strength of Abraham's calling?
  2. What is God's calling in your experience?
  3. How can we see God's eternal purpose in God's promise to Abraham?






  1. What is the background of God's calling Abraham?
  2. How can we see the experience of the Triune God in the life of Abraham, Issac and Jacob?
  3. How can we see the principle of the Body of Christ in the experience of Abraham, Issac and Jacob?






  1. What are the three sections of Genesis?
  2. What is the meaning of God's calling?
  3. What is the meaning of being transferred in life? How can we experience this transfer seen in Abraham, Issac and Jacob?


  1. What are the four falls of man?
  2. What is the two-fold cause of the fourth fall of man?
  3. What does it mean to "burn bricks to build up Babel" in today's age? What should we do instead in the church life?






  1. What is the relationship between the church and the kingdom?
  2. What is the reality of the kingdom today in the church life?
  3. What is the relationship between the overcomers and the kingdom? How can we become such overcomers today?






  1. What were the two factors that kept God's people to be one seen in the beginning of the life of Noah's family after the flood?
  2. What were the four ways that people were divided seen in Genesis 10? How can we see this in Today's society and Christianity?
  3. How can we be saved from division?


  1. What can we learn from Noah's failure?
  2. Why was Ham cursed? How can we apply this in our church life today?
  3. How can we see the fulfillment of the prophecy related to Shem and Japheth?


  1. What is the spiritual significance of the life of Noah's family after coming out of the Ark?
  2. What is the first thing in the church life?
  3. What is the intrinsic significance of God's covenant with Noah? How could we apply this to our christian life and church life?


  1. What is the spiritual significance of the judging water of the flood and the Red sea?
  2. How can we see God's full salvation from the story of Noah and Israelites' crossing the Red Sea? How can this be applied in our experience?
  3. What is the spiritual significance of the sea of glass in Revelation 15?


  1. What is the significance of number three and five in the Bible?
  2. What is the significance of the three stories of the Ark in relation to our experience of the divine Trinity?
  3. How can we see Philippians 2:12-16 portrayed in the experience of Noah? How can we apply this to our experience?


  1. What are the ways the Noah inherited from his forefathers?
  2. What is the ark today that God needs to change the age?
  3. How should we respond to God's revelation concerning the church life?






  1. What is flesh? And what is grace? How are they related to each other?
  2. What is the highest product of grace?
  3. How did Noah build the Ark? How can this be applied to us today?


  1. What is the third fall of man?
  2. What are the two causes of the third fall of man?
  3. What are the two results of the third fall of man?






  1. What is the difference between the record in the Genesis 4 and 5?
  2. What is the way to escape the ultimate issue of man's fall?
  3. What does it mean to walk with God? How can we walk with God?


  1. What are the five aspects of the way to escape the second fall of man?
  2. What is the meaning of calling on the name of the Lord? And why do we need to call on the name of the Lord?
  3. How should we call on the name of the Lord?


  1. What does it mean to be driven out of the face of the earth?
  2. What is the reason for human culture to be invented?
  3. What are the four items invented by the first human culture?







  1. What is the ultimate consummation of Abel and Cain?

  2. What was the reason that God refused to accept or to look upon Cain and his offering?

  3. What should the way we worship God be according to? 



  1. By seeing the example of Abel, what should be the main aspect of our living? 
  2. In what way should we serve?
  3. How did the second fall of man begin?


  1. What is the purpose of the sufferings ordained by God?
  2. Why did God close the way to the tree of life?
  3. How can we have the boldness to approach God as the tree of life?


  1. What does it mean that man has the serpentine nature and life?
  2. What is the result of the serpent, the woman, and the seed of the woman in Revelation 20 through 22?


  1. What was God's way of dealing with the first fall of man?
  2. How does Genesis 3 and Revelation 12 correspond to one another?


  1. What was the inward cause of man's first fall?
  2. What was the first step in the process of man's fall ?
  3. What was the result of man's first fall?







  1. What does it means to say that God is "incomplete"?

  2. According to the picture in Genesis 2, what is the church?

  3. What is the result of the picture of Adam and Even in Genesis 2?





 




  1. How can even our reading of the Bible be on the line of knowledge?

  2. How does 2 Corinthians 3:6 relate to our experience?




  1. What are the two results, two consummations, of the line of life and the line of knowledge?

  2. How was Abel's way of contacting God different than Cain's?

  3. What does it mean to abide in the Lord and to allow the Lord to abide in us?



  1. What is the principle of the tree of knowledge?
  2. What is the ultimate consummation of the line of knowledge and the line of life?
  3. What if life? What is the principle of life?






  1. Why did God give man freedom of choice?
  2. What is the principle of the tree of life?
  3. What are the things included in the contents of the tree of knowledge?






  1. Why is there no silver found in Genesis 2 and Revelation 21?
  2. What is the requirement of transformation? How can we relate this to our own experience with the divine life?
  3. What are the functions of the wall of the New Jerusalem? How is this wall built?


  1. Why did God place man in a garden?
  2. Who does the tree of life typify?
  3. How are the materials for God's habitation brought in?


  1. What is the means by which God to fulfill His purpose?
  2. What are the steps that God takes to fulfill His purpose seen in Genesis 2?






  1. What is the qualification for us to receive God's blessing? How is this related to the fruit bearing?
  2. How can we experience the real rest today with the saints and in the church?






  1. What is the ultimate consummation of God's restoration and further creation?
  2. What does it mean that the New Jerusalem will look like God's appearance?
  3. How can a city, the New Jerusalem, exercise God's authority?


  1. What does it mean to have man exercise God's dominion?
  2. What are the three aspects of God's intention in giving man dominion is to recover the earth ?






  1. How is the human life the maturity of all created life? 
  2. What are the central points of of God's restoration and further creation?
  3. What was the first purpose of God's restoration and further creation?


  1. How does the moon represents the church? 
  2. What are the seasons, days, and years for?
  3. Why do we need the forth-day lights?






  1. What is the significance of land emerging out of water in our experience?
  2. What is the spiritual significance of the sun, moon and the stars? How are they related to our growth in life?
  3. What is the significance of the fish, bird and cattle in our experience?






  1. When the Bible first mentions the Spirit, what is the Spirit doing? How can we relate this to our experience?
  2. What are the six requirements of generating life?


  1. What was the cause and purpose of Satan's rebellion?
  2. What was the result of Satan's rebellion?
  3. Although Satan, the fallen angels, and demons have been judged, why are they still moving and working still today?


  1. What does it mean that the Bible is the breath of God?
  2. What are the four items we should never forget in the book of Genesis?
  3. How does God use the record of creation and the biographies of eight persons to show us that Genesis is a book of life?

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