Thank you for following our Bible studies up to this time.
Several years ago, I began posting daily Bible studies to email and Facebook contacts. These studies grew from a series of Bible classes that I had taught at the State Line church of Christ between Fayetteville, TN and Huntsville, AL. It has taken us one and a half years to complete our last journey through the Bible.
Beginning today, we are increasing our rate of travel in order to finish our journey in less time. I hope the studies that follow are profitable for you as we continue to expand our knowledge of the Scriptures.
Jan. 1. Here We Are
We shall begin our journey at the beginning of time. Man is perplexed by the following questions:
Is God real?
Where did He come from?
Where did the universe come from?
Where did I come from?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
How do I get there?
Before the creation, God IS. Man has probably been puzzled by this fact since the beginning of time. Where did God come from and how did He get here? There is no past or future tense with God. He just is. He and Jesus both said, “I am.” We just have to accept some mysteries in life by faith and this is one of them.
More of man’s mysteries: Where did I come from and why am I here? These questions are answered in God’s word.
God is a loving, merciful and just God who loves man, but He expects obedience. He is ever present and knows all of the past, present and future. It is impossible for man to comprehend in his mind how that could be.
Man is weak and sinful and God knew from the beginning that he would sin and fall short of His commandments. He wants all to be saved with Him in the eternal heaven.
As we study the Scriptures, we will see how God’s plan for redeeming man unfolds. Everything in the Old Testament points to the coming of Jesus, the Christ and the salvation of the obedient.
I hope as we study God’s word, we can understand how the Old Testament builds and leads to the New Testament, ultimately leading to His plan of salvation.
Please continue as we begin our chronological journey through the Bible using the New King James Version Chronological Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson in 2008 as our guide.