Tasks for this week:

  1. Complete daily Bible reading
  2. Memorize Genesis 1:27 and Hebrews 11:7

Week 1: Day 1

This week there isn’t a sermon or a video to follow. Take this first week and spend time in the Word, focusing on the reading and praying for the year ahead.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Genesis 1-2           

1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. 3God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light! 4God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day. 6God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.” 7So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. It was so. 8God called the expanse “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning, a second day. 9God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place and let dry ground appear.” It was so. 10God called the dry ground “land” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good. 11God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: plants yielding seeds and trees on the land bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” It was so. 12The land produced vegetation—plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 13There was evening, and there was morning, a third day. 14God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs to indicate seasons and days and years, 15and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” It was so. 16God made two great lights—the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. 17God placed the lights in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, 18to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. 19There was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day. 20God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms of living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 21God created the great sea creatures and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 23There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day. 24God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” It was so. 25God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.” 27God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them. 28God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” 29Then God said, “I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has living breath in it—I give every green plant for food.” It was so. 31God saw all that he had made—and it was very good! There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day. 2:1 The heavens and the earth were completed with everything that was in them. 2By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. 3God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he ceased all the work that he had been doing in creation. 4This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created—when the Lord God made the earth and heavens. 5Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground. 7The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8The Lord God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there he placed the man he had formed. 9The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.) 10Now a river flows from Eden to water the orchard, and from there it divides into four headstreams. 11The name of the first is Pishon; it runs through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12(The gold of that land is pure; pearls and lapis lazuli are also there.) 13The name of the second river is Gihon; it runs through the entire land of Cush. 14The name of the third river is Tigris; it runs along the east side of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates. 15The Lord God took the man and placed him in the orchard in Eden to care for it and to maintain it. 16Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, 17but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.” 18The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.” 19The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found. 21So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, he took part of the man’s side and closed up the place with flesh. 22Then the Lord God made a woman from the part he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23Then the man said, “This one at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become one family. 25The man and his wife were both naked, but they were not ashamed. (NET Bible)

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