Unnoticed Connections in Scripture: Lesson 1: Creation

God’s First and Later Creational Acts Genesis 1:1 begins with bereshit bara, with a word order that doesn’t match the way we think in English: “beginning create.”  Bereshit always means the beginning of something, not the first in an absolute sense.  To express the first of something in an absolute sense, the Hebrew for this […]

Being Fully Human: Lesson 1

The Beginning: The Physicality of Our Creation and Being Read Genesis 1:1-3a, 6a, 9a, 11a, 14a, 20a, 24a, and 26a What is common in how God creates what exists?   Read Genesis 1:27-28 What is different about the creation of man?   What is different from what God gave Adam and Eve to do than […]

Exodus, Lesson 32: Construction of the Tabernacle: The Final Lesson

Moses had again given the Ten Words to the Israelites after He returned from Mt. Sinai a second time.  This time his face was shining.  So, he covered His face when we dealt with the people as Moses but uncovered His face when he was delivering to them God’s Word. We now enter the last […]

From Adam to Jesus: The Sabbath

The eternal love story told to us in Scripture begins in a simple way: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Without toil or a “big bang,” God simply speaks creation into existence. 2 Maccabees 7:28: Look at the heavens and the earth and see everything in them, and recognize that God […]