This week’s memory verse: Genesis 1:26, 27

 Hello all, and good morning! Below you will find this week’s memory verse. 

Michelangelo Creation ofAdam Sistine Chapel Ceiling (1510)

Genesis 1:26, 27 (ESV)

26 Then God said,  “Let us make man  in our image,  after our likeness. And  let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 

 For more details on this read the context and study it! Enjoy!

A Verse to kick off 2012: James 1:22

First, an apology is due for missing last week’s verse as you can imagine, time is not something that seems to be available around this time of year with Christmas and New Year’s consuming a lot of it. I simply never got around to choosing a verse for last week and am very sorry about that. I do hope that despite my absence you stayed in the Word!

This week I want us to look at a verse that is short, simple, sweet, and extremely challenging:

James 1:22 (ESV)

But be  doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Notice the first word. That should cause you to do something: study the context. Meditate and memorize, but understand this verse in the context. Seek to understand how the original audience would have understood these words, then work to uncover what the text means (not what it means to you).

Have a great week! And be sure to stop by with your thoughts 🙂

John 1:1, 14 – Your Thoughts?

This week we have been taking a close look at a very profound passage. “In the beginning was the Word,” is how it starts, and the end of our focus this week states that “the Word dwelt among us.” If you haven’t looked at John1:1, 14 yet, do so now (below). In light of Christmas, what stands out to you? Who is the Word? Why is verse 14 so important? What do the verses in between v. 1 and 14 say? 

John 1:1, 14 (ESV)

1 In the beginning was  the Word, and  the Word was with God, and  the Word was God…14 And  the Word  became flesh and  dwelt among us,  and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of  grace and  truth.  

This Week’s Memory Verse – John 1:1,14

John 1:1, 14 (ESV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

This week I am not going to give much of an explanation to these two verses. Two questions I do have, and answer below if you’d like, is if you understand why I chose these two verses? Also, what is so important about verse one in light of verse fourteen?

Enjoy this opportunity to study and meditate on two powerful verses. I look forward to hearing what you learn throughout the week.

Final day for Micah 5:2

This past week we gave a good look to Micah 5:2 where we learned of the prophecy of the place of Jesus’ birth: Bethlehem. What did you learn as you studied this verse? Did anything jump out at you that you weren’t expecting? If so I’d love to hear about it. If you didn’t have a chance to study this verse, you can read my post on the town of Bethlehem and the significant role it plays in Christmas.

Share your thoughts in the comments below…and Merry Christmas!