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Lesson 8: The Worldwide Flood

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia considers whether the account of Genesis 6-9 can be fairly interpreted as describing a local flood. Why do many Christians accept or are open to accepting a local flood explanation? What details of the biblical text, beyond the descriptors of total destruction, preclude a local flood interpretation? And how…

Lesson 7: God Saves Noah

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the entire Genesis flood account for details about the timing of the flood events themselves and about the specific people and creatures which perished in the flood. Did the flood finish in forty days and forty nights? Is the Bible ambiguous about which people and animals survived on…

Lesson 6: Catastrophe, The Flood

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins examining the flood Catastrophe. Why did God send the flood? What does it mean that God regretted making man? Why did God spare Noah? And how does Noah’s situation parallel our own today? The main text for this lesson is Genesis 6:5-7:1.

Lesson 5: The Heart of Man

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia steps out of Genesis to consider the issue of man’s heart on a broader biblical basis. Is man’s heart basically good, evil, or neutral? Does the doctrine of original sin absolve man of responsibility or compromise the justice of God? And if man can only be saved by the…

Lesson 4: Cain Kills Abel

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the account of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4:1-15 and looks to answer three main questions: why did Cain become angry to the point of murder, why was Cain’s sacrifice rejected when Abel’s was accepted, and from where did Cain get his wife?

Lesson 3: The Effects of the Fall

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia looks at Genesis 3:8-24 to discuss the effects of man’s fall into sin. Pastor Dave examines the curse on the Serpent, on the woman, and on the man, but also how these curses are fulfilled or reversed by Jesus Christ.

Lesson 2: Corruption—Sin Enters the World

In this lesson, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the Fall account in Genesis 3:1-7 to uncover what really happened at the Fall, what the Serpent’s fundamental mode of deception is (even today), and how the hope-giving gospel appeared immediately after man’s sin.