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Monday, March 3, 2014

Day Two - 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge Genesis 5 - 8 - The Great Adventure A Journey Through the Bible

Day Two 90
Day Bible Challenge
by Sarah Christmyer 
Genesis 5 - 8 

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

Yesterday you read about the fall from grace of our first parents.  Adam and Eve’s sin had a permanent effect on all future people in that their fallen nature was passed on to their children, and theirs, and so on down to you and me.  As a result, we are born lacking supernatural life in our souls. “Original sin” is not something we do, it is something we are: it is a state of being.  Our souls are wounded.  Our wills are weakened.  We are subject to pain and death.  We are inclined to sin.  Watch how this plays out in the world as you read about life after the Fall. 

Today’s Reading 
Genesis 5 -8 

Today’s Question 
Look for differences in the pattern used in the genealogy in Chapter 5 to describe each new generation.  Who stands out and why? 

The New Testament is hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is revealed in the NewAt the end of the Flood Noah releases a dove which returns with an olive branch in its beak, a sign that the earth is again habitable.  (Gen 8:11)  When Christ comes up from the water of his baptism, the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove comes down upon him. (Matt 3:16)  In a sense the story of the Flood was a foreshadowing of Christian baptism established by Christ, where sin is washed away, and the Spirit comes down and remains in the purified hearts of the baptized.   

Discussion Boards for Day Two
Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology - Before the Flood
Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology - Saved through Water
Agape Catholic Study Bible Commentary on Genesis 4:1-6:8 
Agape Catholic Study Bible Commentary on Genesis 6:9 - 9:17
Catholic Bible Dictionary General Editor, Scott Hahn - The Flood  page 290 - 292

The above 10-minute study was taken from the Great Adventure Bible Study for Catholics. 

For items devotional items related to the Catholic Church 

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