Here’s the message from Pastor Mark, followed by the daily readings along with study notes.
Welcome! You are in my prayers. I am praying that God will strengthen you over the course of the next 2 years that you may complete a trek through the Holy Scriptures and in turn be strengthened in your faith and life. The Bible is not subtle about revealing its purpose if you look closely enough. You need look no further than the first words spoken by God to see that He has a plan and that you are included in that plan. I encourage you to take a close look at what the Words of Holy Scriptures say. Be challenged by them. Be encouraged by them. Be convicted by them. And be comforted in them. These words have a way of changing lives. May God bless you as in His Word you continue to become what He has declared you to be!
Today’s Light Reading Plan — Week 1
- Monday – Genesis 1-2:25
- Tuesday – 3:1-24
- Wednesday – 4-6:8
- Thursday – 6:9-8:22
- Friday – 9-10:32
- Saturday – 11-12:9
Study Notes for the Daily Readings
- Monday – Take a look at chapter 1 verse 3-5. Where is the Light source? (The sun wasn’t created until day 6!) Now fast forward to Revelation 21:23. Do you think God had a plan? What is the purpose of Holy Scripture?
- Tuesday – 3:22 – God in his love for sinful mankind would not permit man to live eternally in sin. Is death for the sinner a matter of punishment or grace? 3:15 is said to be the first words to foreshadow Christ. What is enmity? Do we still have it?
- Wednesday – Why was Cain’s offering rejected but Abel’s accepted? Notice what Abel brought forth: The life of the first born of his flock. Sound familiar? “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
- Thursday – The word we use for “ark” in Noah’s case was the same word we use for “basket” in Moses’. The ark was essentially a very big basket with no rudder…in fact, no navigational features at all. Does it sound sea worthy? Who was in control?
- Friday – Do you and I still bear the image of God? Some theologians would say, “no.” What do you think? (9:6) What are the implications of this truth?
- Saturday – Was God intimidated by man’s ability to work well together? Was it a threat to His divinity? Why did he “confuse their language?” It is so much more important to belong to the land of the free than the home of the brave.