January 1 – Welcome to the Challenge!

January 1
Genesis 1:1-2:25
Matthew 1:1-2:12
Psalm 1:1-6
Proverbs 1:1-6

Welcome to the 2019 Bible Reading Challenge! We’re glad you’re joining with us in 2019 to read thru the Bible. The first day of year is a new day – we can move past the failures of the past and start the year right – and what better place to start the year than in God’s Word as we begin 2018!

Genesis 1:1 talks about where the world began. If you’ve been to the Creation Museum, you’ve seen an incredible exhibit on the amazing work of God. If you were in the planetarium and saw the Created Cosmos presentation, you saw how amazingly immense the universe is – and yet the universe is so insignificant to God He just says he “created the heaven.”

Matthew 1 – Congrats on making it thru your first set of genealogies! While many skim thru the genealogies – there’s some interesting names you can catch – 1:3 – Tamar, 1:5 – Ruth,  1:6 – Uriah; these three people would not be found in an elitist pedigree (each brings up a embarassing story), but God in His mercy allowed them to be part of the family tree of His Son!

By the way – did you catch the blessing God has for you in Psalm 1? If you delight in His law – God has a blessing for you!

And if you need wisdom, Proverbs 1 reminds you that’s what this book is about.

Welcome to the 2019 Bible Reading Challenge – I’m excited to travel with you!


Share how reading thru the Bible has been a blessing to you! E-mail us at 2018bible@vcyamerica.org or call and leave a message at 414-885-5370.

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