Total Pageviews

Monday, March 3, 2014

Day One - 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge - Genesis 1 - 4 - The Great Adventure A Journey Through the Bible

Day One 90-Day Bible Challenge
by Sarah Christmyer
Genesis 1 - 4

Bible Time Period:  Early World
In the Early World, you created the heavens and the Earth and tested Adam and Eve in the garden,  Help me today to choose the life you offer.

Our journey begins in the “Early World” time period described in Genesis 1-11:  “pre-history,” it’s sometimes called.  These chapters contain some of the best-known stories in the Bible - Creation, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah, the Tower of Babel.  It is here that the Bible story starts and where it finds its roots: “in the beginning,” with God creating the heavens and the Earth.  The Early World sets the stage for the rest of the story, and the rest doesn't make sense without it. 

The stories you read today and tomorrow were written to get across Truth, not fact.  They were never intended to be a scientific record of creation and our beginning but to help us understand important things about ourselves, our relationship to God, the problem of sin, and the hope of salvation.  They are the way God has given us to think about our beginnings.

Today’s Reading
Genesis 1-4

Today’s Question
Soak in the poetry of Genesis 1-2.  What truths does it teach you about creation?  About God?

The Church does not require Christians to believe either that the universe came to be in six literal days or that it did not; Christians are free to interpret the scientific evidence for themselves.  What we are to believe is though Genesis may use poetic and figurative language, "the first three chapters of Genesis occupy a unique place...the inspired authors have placed them at the beginning of Scripture to express in their solemn language the truths of creation - its origin and its end in God, its order and goodness, the vocation of man, and finally the drama of sin, and the hope of salvation."  (#289 Catechism of the Catholic Church)  
Discussion Boards for Day One
Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology Lessons on Genesis 1 - 3 
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary on Genesis Chapter 1
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary on Genesis Chapter 2
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary on Genesis Chapter 3
The above 10-minute study was taken from the Great Adventure Bible Study for Catholics. 
For items devotional items related to the Catholic Church 

Back to Index 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge
The Creation of the Sun and the Moon - Michelangelo Sistine Chapel 

No comments:

Post a Comment