Joshua is commissioned by God and takes command of Israel (Joshua 1)

The book of Joshua starts with God appointing Joshua as leader over the Israelites. Joshua then gives his first command and reminds the¬†two and a half tribes of their promise to Moses. God appoints Joshua to succeed Moses and blesses him In Deuteronomy 31:7-8, Moses, in front of all of Israel, had appointed Joshua as… Continue reading Joshua is commissioned by God and takes command of Israel (Joshua 1)

The creation of the world and sanctification of the seventh day (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

The book of Genesis starts by affirming that God created the universe. It explains how He did it, why man has a special place in creation and why the seventh day is important. God is the creator of everything Genesis 1:1 starts by identifying the God that the rest of the Bible talks about. He… Continue reading The creation of the world and sanctification of the seventh day (Genesis 1:1-2:3)

The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-17)

The gospel of Matthew starts with a genealogy of Jesus Christ, tracing His lineage through¬†42 generations all the way back to Abraham. Jesus, the son of Abraham When God called Abraham in Gen 12:1-3, He said to him, “…Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a… Continue reading The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-17)