ROUTE 66: Genesis

 
ROUTE 66
Join us this year on a journey through the 66 books of the Bible…one book each week. Check out our posts each Monday with selected readings each day.
 
THIS WEEK: Genesis
 
KEY WORD: Beginnings

KEY VERSE: “So God created man in His own image. In the image of God He created him. Male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

PURPOSE: To record God’s creation of the world and show the Lord’s desire to have a relationship with His people.

SUMMARY: Genesis records the beginnings of human history. The first eleven chapters introduce the Creator God and the beginning of life, sin, judgment, family, worship and salvation. The remainder of the book focuses on the lives of four patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph – from whom will come the nation of Israel and ultimately the Savior, Jesus Christ.

APPLICATION: Genesis answers basic questions like “Where did I come from?” and “Why am I here?”. Knowing those answers can give our lives meaning in a world that’s hard to figure out.
 
DAILY READING (Selected Chapters):
Monday/Jan 18: Genesis 1 — God’s Creation
Tuesday/Jan 19: Genesis 3 — Mankind’s Sin
Wednesday/Jan 20: Genesis 6 — Noah’s Ark
Thursday/Jan 21: Genesis 12 — Abraham’s Calling
Friday/Jan 22: Genesis 22 — Abraham & Isaac’s Test
Saturday/Jan 23: Genesis 37 — Joseph’s Dream
Sunday/Jan 24: Genesis 49 — Jacob’s Blessing