Reading Guide for January 6 Through January 12

HERE'S HOW:

  1. Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.

    1. Which Bible version is best? The one you read! If you don’t have one, let us know! Print, Online and Apps are available.

    2. Invite family or friends to join you.

  2. Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.

  3. Check to see if there is a video to watch today

  4. Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.

  5. Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.

  6. Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.

  7. Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9 am with questions and discussion.

Let's get started!!

Day One

First up! Watch the introduction to Read Scripture!

Second! Check out the Bible Project's introduction to Genesis!

Now! Read Genesis 1-3, then Pray through Psalm 1

What do the definitions of “Good” and “Evil” mean to you? Jot those thoughts in your journal. Discuss them with your family and friends. Take note that these words are going to be important as we go through Genesis.

Day 2

Read Genesis 4-7, then Pray Psalm 2

In Genesis 4:10, the Lord says Abel’s blood cries out from the ground. This is the first time we see “blood” be prominent in the story. How could blood do such a thing?

Day 3

Read Genesis 8-11, then Pray Psalm 3

The story of Noah is controversial in our time because it flies in the face of the story our culture tells about history. But if the story of Noah is true (and it is!) then what implications would that have for all of humanity and our common heritage?

Day 4

After watching this video, crack open Genesis 12-15, then Pray Psalm 4

In Genesis 15:6 it says that, “Abram believed the Lord and He credited it to him as righteousness.” What implications does this have for all humans? What does this tell us that God is looking for? For how He works in the world among us, with us and through us?

Day 5

Read Genesis 16-18, then Pray Psalm 5

The Three Visitors in Genesis 18 is a breathtaking story. Pay attention to when the visitors speak and when the plural shifts to singular and back to plural.

Day 6

Read Genesis 19-21, then Pray Psalm 6

Compare the sexual immorality of what was happening in Sodom and what happened between Lot and his daughters. Take note of verses 37 (Moab, father of the Moabites!) and 38 (Ammi, father of the Ammonites!) and remember those names. They will be prominent later in the story…