Through the Bible: Day #1

Let’s read the Bible together this year! 

And I mean, Bible!

Let’s try to read as much of the Bible we can together this year. 

First of all, an encouragement. 

It’s possible. I know it looks like a big book. But, if you can read this, you can read the Bible. In fact, if we read just two or three chapters a day, we could read the whole Bible in one year. And if you do that, or even something close to that, it’s potentially life-changing. But, I know it is not always easy.

I want to help.

I am going to try to regularly provide you with some questions that will maybe help you get a little something more out of what you are reading. Sometimes there will be more questions, sometimes less. Let’s see how I do! But, get a notebook, a pen, your Bible, and take some time to answer the questions, and you may be surprised by all God teaches you this year. 

Genesis 1:1-2:3

  1. What is the first thing we learn about God?
  2. There are two categories, creator and created. Who is in each category? Why is that significant?
  3. How did God create the world? Does it seem like it was difficult for him? What does that tell you about God?
  4. After God creates, what does Moses keep saying that God saw about creation? What does that tell you about God’s original design for this world? 
  5. The text really slows down when it comes to man. What does God say about man? What does God do for man? What does that tell you about God’s plan for man? 
  6. What did God do when he finished creating? What do you think that is supposed to tell us about how the world was supposed to be?
  7. How would you summarize what you learned about God and His plan for the world and for us as humans from this chapter? 

Psalm 1

  1. Who is blessed in this psalm?
  2. What are some ways you are tempted to listen to the ungodly?
  3. What does it mean to delight in God’s law? To meditate on it?
  4. You are always receiving input into your life how to live from someone or something. Who are you listening to most?  This will shape the direction of your life.
  5. What happens if you listen to God the way the Psalmist describes?
  6. What are the wicked like?
  7. What will happen to the wicked?
  8. What does this Psalm tell you about God?
  9. What motivation does this Psalm give you for pursuing righteousness?

Matthew 1

  1. How does Matthew begin? Why do you think it starts this way?
  2. What do the first 17 verses of Matthew tell you about Jesus? What do those words mean?
  3. What was unusual about the conception of Jesus? Why do you think that’s important?
  4. Why do you think Joseph might have been afraid to take Mary for his wife? Why did the angel tell him he shouldn’t be?
  5. Why was he supposed to call the baby Jesus?
  6. Why did it happen this way according to Matthew?
  7. What other name do we find in this passage for Jesus? What does that tell us about him?

Now, let’s sum it up. 

  1. What is one thing you learned about God that encourages you?
  2. What is one way you were challenged?
  3. What is one reason Jesus is great from what you read?

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