Each week I’ll write a brief introduction and some thoughts about the readings you’ll be doing this week in our Through the Bible reading plan.
In most cases I won’t give links like I’m doing below because the additional posts will either follow this on the home page (if you aren’t getting the newsletter) or they will be links on the email newsletter. PLEASE sign up for the newsletter–it will come out on Monday with the notes on the upcoming readings and on Thursday with misc. materials that have been added to the site during the week. To sign up CLICK HERE.
As we are still in the stage of getting started on this new way of teaching, below are some links of current posts that pertain to our readings this week:
One very important post to read before you start Job:
Job intro: Know the end of the story before you read the book of Job-– this is important to read because it reminds you that God condemned the comments of Job’s friends, he said they were wrong in how they accused Job. If you don’t understand this, you’ll read the comments of the friends out of context and because many of them make sense on the surface, (even thought they are false) and believing them will make you believe many false teachings popular today.
Some additional posts that will be useful in your understanding of the readings:
Overview of Genesis and Job, foundations for answers to the big questions of life–brief intro to the books
Video: Job and Genesis, Foundational Answers to the Big Questions of Life –this is an hour long lesson, an in-depth overview of the books. PLEASE take time to look it over or listen to it
What was happening before God spoke the universe into existence?–brief devotional quote and thoughts
How do you know when the various books of the Bible were written?–citations of scholarly notes on dating the Bible with a special emphasis on the importance of when Job was written
“In the beginning God. . . . “
So starts the book of Genesis and for me it is one of my favorite things in the New Year–to start out with God, beginning again to read the Bible through in Chronological order.
I’ve been doing this for many years, but each time I learn more, see more, come to love God and his Word more. I’m so glad you are joining me in this journey.