Scripture for 10.8.2018

TORAH  – Bereshit (In the beginning)

Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526 in the Courtauld Gallery, London
Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526 in the Courtauld Gallery, London
  • Genesis 3
    • “The serpent deceives Eve, 1-5. Both she and Adam transgress the divine command, and fall into sin and misery, 6,7. God arraigns them, 8-13. The serpent is cursed, 14. The promised seed, 15. The punishment of mankind, 16-20. Their first clothing, 21. Their expulsion from paradise, 22-24.”*

Prophets

  • Joshua 5
    • “The Canaanites are afraid, 1. Joshua renew circumcision, 2-9. The passover is kept at Gilgal, 10,11. Manna ceases, 12. An Angel appears to Joshua, 13-15.”*
  • Joshua 6
    • “Jericho is shut up, 1. God instructs Joshua how to besiege it, 2-19. [Marker Warfare-W.1-“Joshua was one of the greatest military strategists in antiquity”] The city is compassed, 12-16, It must be accursed, 17-19. The walls fall down, 20,21. Rahab is saved, 22-25. The builder of Jericho is cursed, 26, 27.”*
    •   “Secrets of the Bible: The Fall of Jericho with Dr. Bryant Wood” 

Wisdom Writing 

  • Psalm 3
    • “The security of God’s protection.”*
  • Psalm of the Day 48
    • “The ornaments and privileges of the church.”*
  • Proverbs 1:10-19
    • “To avoid the enticing of sinners.”*

The Gospels & Letters

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  • Matthew 3
    • “John preaches: his office, life, and baptism, 1-6. He reprehends the Pharisees, 7-12, and baptizes Christ in Jordan, 13-17.”*

 

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Exploring God’s Library~Markers

Markers. Our method of facilitating this exploration of the Word is by the application of what we call “Markers” which point out aspects of a passage. The idea parallels an exercise I would give to my students when visiting a religious site where I would assign each of them some observation lesson such as “look how hands are used.”  This heightens their awareness and assists them in discovering new insights which might otherwise be overlooked. Likewise, we will highlight various passages within a particular reading which may tie into a prophecy or other marker. For example, while reading Genesis 12, we would call attention to the third verse by providing a Marker #P4-Prophecy which points out-that through Abraham’s seed, God will bless all nations. EGL Marker List

Exploring God’s Library Daily Log

Here’s what our daily log looks like.  When you join Exploring God’s Library Facebook page, we’ll send you a pdf of this page which you can then print out and photo copy for your daily study. We decided that since it is a reading program which moves quite rapidly, that it would be best to put it on one page to conserve paper and for one to make a short note, reflection, application and jot down questions which surface. Then on Tuesday at 6PM, Pacific Standard time on our FB Live time, we can address these questions. You can also post questions on either the Facebook page or on the WordPress site. However, please keep your questions, comments, notes pertinent to the particular passage we are addressing unless it happens to be another passage in Scripture which emphasizes that passage.

 

EGL Daily Log

Scripture for 10.7.2018

Torah Reading:

  • Genesis 2
    • “The first Sabbath, 1-3. Further particulars concerning the manner of creation, 4-7. The planting of the Garden of Eden, and its situation, 8-12; man is placed in it; and the tree of knowledge only forbidden, 15-17. The animals are named by Adam, 18. The making woman, and the institution of marriage, 21.”*

Prophets

  • Joshua
    • Chapter 3: “Joshua comes to Jordan, 1. The officers instruct the people for their passage, 2-6. The Lord encourages Joshua, 7,8. Joshua encourages the people, 9-13. The waters of Jordan are divided.”*
    • Chapter 4: “Twelve men are appointed to take twelve stones for a memorial out of Jordan, 1-8. Twelve other stones are set up in the midst of Jordan, 9. The people pass over, 10-13. God magnifies Joshua, 14. The priests commanded to come out of Jordan, 15-19.  The twelve stones are pitched in Gilgal, 20-24.

Gospels & Letters

  • Matthew 2
    • “The wise men from the east enquire after Christ,1,2; at which Herod is alarmed, 3-8. They are directed by a star to Bethlehem, worship him, and offer their presents, 9-12. Joseph flees into Egypt with Jesus and his mother. Herod slays the children, 16-19; himself dies, 20-22. Christ is brought back again into Galilee to Nazareth, 23.”*
    • Here’s an excellent clip from the film the Nativity on the wise men.*

Wisdom Writing

  • Psalm 2
    • “The Kingdom of Christ, 1-9. Kings are exhorted to accept it, 10-12.”*
  • Psalm of the Day 24
    • God’s lordship in the world, 1,2. The citizens of His spiritual kingdom, 3-6. An exhortation to receive Him, 7-10.
  • Proverbs 1:7-9
    • “An exhortation to fear God, and believe His word, 7-9.”*

  • RA Torrey’s Introduction to the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. Check out “What was the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge? by Fred Sanders on June 2, 2011.
    •  http://scriptoriumdaily.com/what-was-the-treasury-of-scripture-knowledge/
  • For more information on The Nativity Story and ordering information.  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nativity_Story

Genealogy of the Messiah

Shabbat Reading from the New Testament — October 6, 2018


Matthew 1

  • Chapter 1: “The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to Joseph, 1-17. He is miraculously conceived of the Holy Ghost by the Virgin Mary, when she was espoused to Joseph, and declares the names and office of Christ: Jesus is born, 19-25.

Note: Exploring God’s Library is delighted to introduce our audience to the amazing variety of excellent pastors and teachers in the Christian community. Today, we introduce to you Pastor Alistair Begg:

I have enjoyed listening to Alistair Begg over the years and was first introduced to his preaching when he preached at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley. He also has a radio https://www.truthforlife.org/. His sermon on the Genealogy of Matthew is a joy to listen to and very informative. Most skip genealogies, but you’ll find out by listening to Pastor Begg just how much your missing.

 

Alistair Begg Photo and statement

“To risk reputation and affection for the truth’s sake is so demanding that to do it constantly you will need a degree of moral principle that only the Spirit of God can work in you. Do not turn your back like a coward, but play the man. Follow boldly in your Master’s steps, for He has made this rough journey before you. Better a brief warfare and eternal rest than false peace and everlasting torment.”

                                                    – Alistair Begg
For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Begg

Genesis 1: “God creates heaven and earth”

TORAH portion– Bereshit (in the beginning)

  • Genesis 1
    • “God creates heaven and earth, 1; the light, 3 the firmaments, 6; separates the dry land, 9; forms the sun, moon, and stars 14; fishes and fowls, 20; cattle, wild beasts, and creeping things, 24; creates man in his own image, blesses him, 26; grants the fruits of the earth for food, 29.”*
*Short Chapter synopsis from R.A. Torrey’s The Treasure of Scripture Knowledge.