Many of us remember, “Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham, and I am one of them. So are you. So let’s just praise the Lord.” and all the accompanying motions. The next section of the Biblical story focuses to Abraham. We first learn that before God changed his name, it was Abram. We also learn that God gave Abram and his … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#6)
Learning another language can be hard. In our text today, however, we learn that humanity shared a common language. After an act of rebellion before God, we lost that gift. God has ways of reminding us that we are not in control, but that He is. Read Genesis 11:1-9 This passage unveils basic human needs. These dwellers in the plain of Shinar (later to become Babylon), … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#5)
Do you know anyone that is absent-minded? Forgetfulness is something that we have to deal with in this world. God, however, always has us on His mind. Psalm 139:17-18 reads, “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I shall awake, I … Continue reading Reading Scripture Challenge (#4)
We take a little bit of a leap forward to get the big picture of the Bible. In between our previous passage and today’s reading, is a lot of sin. In those chapters, we find brother murdering brother and a growing contempt for God. Sin multiplies, and we see God move to cleanse the world. Grace, however, is also seen this passage of Scripture. The word … Continue reading Scripture Reading Challenge (#3)
God’s creation included freewill. Adam could use this freedom to voluntarily choose to love God and obey his commands, or he could abuse this freedom and decide to disobey God. The reading today focuses on the fall of man and how sin entered into creation. Read Genesis 3:1-24 In this third chapter, we are introduced to the antagonist to God, Satan. However, we find him in … Continue reading CFCB Scripture Reading Challenge (#2)
Over the next 100 days, the congregation of Columbus First Christian Baptist is engaging in a Scripture reading challenge. We are using the Essential 100 reading guide by the Scripture Union. I am going to write a daily devotion that goes along with each of the readings. There are 50 Old Testament passages and 50 New Testament passages. I will share the passage for that … Continue reading CFCB Scripture Reading Challenge (#1)
“Is any thing too hard for the LORD?” -Genesis 18:14 “Ye Lord God! behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee.” — Jeremiah 32:17 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” The opening question is rhetorical in nature. The interesting point is that God is asking this question … Continue reading Is anything too hard for the Lord?