In 2012, we are encouraging each other at Oakhall Church to try to read the whole of the Bible this year. To help us, we have a special reading schedule that many of us plan to follow.
Each month we we will have a bulletin that gives introductions to the books we will meet in the month ahead…
To read the whole January bulletin, please click here: Daily Reader – JANUARY book intros
For a taster, read on!
GENESIS is the book of beginnings.
Four foundational events are followed by four generations of one man’s family. God created everything with humanity as the pinnacle of creation. Humanity fell into sin, then came the global flood and languages confused. God puts Himself in covenant with one man to make him into a great nation, promising to bless all peoples through his offspring (Gen.12:2-3 are crucial!)
In this book, we see the entrance and influence of sin, but also the grace of God. The people keep trying to help God’s plan, but they only make a mess – God’s plan is simply to be trusted, it is all about His grace! Gradually the main characters increase in faith. Notice how God frames the book by using one man to deliver human life through the great flood, then again by using one man to deliver human life through the great drought in Egypt.
To read the whole bulletin, please click here: Daily Reader – JANUARY book intros