Genesis, the book of Beginnings, displays God’s promises and blessing to the first humans and His chosen people, the Hebrews. Genesis takes us back beyond recorded history, and by revelation unveils the origin both of the universe and of the human race. The thrust of the Genesis message is that to understand who we are and where we came from, we must begin with God. Genesis traces the Creation of the universe to a personal God. It portrays human beings as unique, special creations of this God. It explains the origin of sin and evil. It affirms man’s moral responsibility, and lays a foundation for a doctrine of redemption. Genesis lays the foundation for understanding all Scripture. In a grand plan for the benefit of our race, set in motion in the call of Abraham, God has revealed the wonder of His endless, redeeming love.
The book of Acts, or the Actions of The Holy Spirit takes us on journey through the birth of the Christian church. From Pentecost to the ultimate sacrifice of Stephen, and the conversion of Saul, Luke, a physician who accompanied Paul on several of his missionary ventures, set out to deliberately and accurately records the supernatural yet profoundly human beginnings of Christianity. He wrote not as an evangelist, but as a historian. Luke wants us to understand the story of Jesus, from its roots in Old Testament prophecy, through its authentication by miracles, to its far-reaching spread by eyewitnesses of His resurrection.