Reading Guide for January 7th through the 13th

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.
  8. Let's get started!!

January 7

  1. Read Genesis 22-24, then Pray Psalm 7
  2. Zoom in on the wording in Genesis 22:12. We see a foreshadowing of what God would do approximately 2000 years later, on the very same mountain. By the time of Jesus, though, the mountain was now known as “Golgotha”.

January 8

  1. Read Genesis 25-28, then Pray Psalm 8
  2. Take note how Genesis 25:19 transitions the story from Abraham to Isaac, and then how the Lord says to Rebekah in verse 23, “two nations are in your womb.” God works through families!

January 9

  1. Read Genesis 29-31, then Pray Psalm 9
  2. Jacob’s name is from the Hebrew word for “crooked” and he often lives up to his name. And yet he will become Israel! God works through broken people!

January 10

  1. Read Genesis 32-34, then Pray Psalm 10
  2. Jacob wrestles with Jesus (see John 1:18), God Himself, in what seems to be the most bizarre story imaginable. But note how this event results in Jacob’s name being changed to Israel (one who struggles with God) and him receiving the Lord’s blessing. God works through our struggles!

January 11

  1. Read Genesis 35-37, then Pray Psalm 11
  2. Again the story shifts to the “next generation”. For us it can be boring and tedious to read through the genealogies, so feel free to skim. But look for connections, from one generation to the next.

January 12

  1. Read Genesis 38-40, then Pray Psalm 12
  2. Doing “the right thing” in this broken world never means things will automatically go your way. Note, however, 39:23. How many of us would think we could have “success” even when in terrible circumstances like prison?

January 13

  1. Read Genesis 41-42, then Pray Psalm 13
  2. As the story progresses, take note of the many threads: Joseph’s circumstances, the circumstances of his brothers and father. God is weaving this all together for a purpose. He is working through all things, and yet no one is an automaton. This is the great mystery of the Living God: He is constantly inviting us to join Him despite what everything may look like…