Beginning: Family Worship in Genesis

Joel R. BeekeNick Thompson

Reformation Heritage Books

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Christians are counter-cultural: our primary goal should not be to raise intelligent, successful, competent, and upright citizens, our primary concern ought to be for the good of our children’s souls - and so for God’s glory.

Teaching our children the Scriptures in a compelling, relevant, and holistic manner during daily family worship is one of the chief means we can achieve this. If you need help to do that – this is the series for you! It’s a comprehensive guide for the entire family and particularly children between the ages of 5–12.

Using a unique Review/Read/Reflect/Request format, family worship has never been so fulfilling.

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Table of Contents:


1. In the Beginning, God

2. Our Triune Creator

3. The Light We See

4. The Air We Breathe

5. The Earth Beneath Our Feet

6. The Great Lights Above Us

7. The Animals We Love

8. Reflectors of God’s Glory

9. Kings Over God’s Creation

10. Rest from Our Labors

11. Clay in the Potter’s Hands

12. Priests in God’s House

13. The Choice of Life or Death

14. The First Marriage

15. Naked and Unashamed


16. Our Ancient Foe

17. Our Tragic Fall

18. Our Death in Adam

19. It’s Not My Fault!

20. A Promise of War

21. Our Pain in the Present

22. Clothed by Grace

23. Kicked Out of Eden

24. Family Bloodshed

25. God’s Promise Will Stand

26. Death is Not the Final Word

27. A Faith that Longs

28. Only Evil Continually

29. Judgement or Salvation

30. God’s Saving Provision

31. God Shut the Door

32. Floodwaters of Judgment

33. Remembered by God

34. A Sweet-Smelling Sacrifice

35. A New Adam

36. Redemption’s Stage

37. A Bow in the Clouds

38. Noah’s Failure

39. The God of Shem

40. A Troublesome Tower


41. Love Toward the Unlovely

42. A Blessed Trunk

43. A Believing Pilgrim

44. Famine in the Land

45. Lift Up Your Eyes

46. God Most High

47. A Faith that Justifies

48. A Covenant is Cut

49. Man-Made Salvation

50. The God Who Sees Me

51. Father of a Great Multitude

52. Blessing Via Curse

53. Unto You and Your Children

54. Help My Unbelief!

55. God with Us

56. The Just Judge of All the Earth

57. Escape for Your Life!

58. Delivered Yet Again

59. Unto Us a Child is Born

60. The Greatest Trial

61. A Ram Provided

62. A Permanent Inheritance

63. God’s Angel Will Go Before You

64. God Provides Once More

65. Finishing in Faith

66. Two Sons, Two Nations

67. Despising the Birthright

68. Like Father, Like Son

69. Deceived into Blessing

70. God’s Staircase

71. Humility Comes Hard

72. A Nation is Born

73. From Laban to Canaan

74. Wrestling with God

75. Brothers Reunited

76. A New Beginning

77. Funerals in the Promised Land

78. A Prince Among Brothers

79. From Royalty to Rags

80. Grace Breaking Through

81. A Dark Providence

82. Dreams from a Dungeon

83. Exalted by God

84. At Their Brother’s Feet

85. To Egypt Again

86. A Silver Cup, A Solemn Test

87. I Am Joseph!

88. Your Son is Alive!

89. Blessed Through Joseph

90. Our Home is Not in Egypt

91. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah

92. Finishing in Hope

Appendix: Remember: Bible and Catechetical Memorization During Family Worship


  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • May 2021
  • 9781601788597