In this recurring series, we will be walking in the story of Scripture. As we slowly and reflectively walk through the story, we hope to experience scripture in a fresh way. We want to develop eyes to see the intricate work of God in creation and encounter our wonderful God as we walk with the story.
This week, we continued the thread Dr. Walton began with Genesis 1 and the continuation with Genesis 2 and 3. Nicole guided our exploration of Genesis 4-11 and helped us see the cyclical rhythms. All throughout this opening of our story, we see the themes of garden, choice, wild place, deliverance through the waters, and covenant promises, and these themes carry on in the whole story of scripture.
In our kingdom practices, we want to continue to walk in the themes of Genesis 1-11 during the week. Is there some part of the story that rings out for you? As we go about our everyday lives this week, let’s continue to ponder whatever stood out. Mull it over, chew on it, meditate on it as you walk through this week. We would also encourage you to keep Nicole’s handout with you as you read scripture in the next couple of months. How do you find these themes repeating wherever you find yourself in the story?
The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton
The Lost World of Adam and Eve by John Walton
The Lost World of the Flood by John Walton
The Lost world of the Torah by John Walton
The Bible Story Handbook by John Walton and Kim Walton
Genesis 1-2: Origins or Identity a Bible Project Podcast
The Bible Project (videos and podcast)
An incredibly important work on Genesis from N.T. Wright and Francis Collins
If you have a story to share about how you have been encountering God in this season, we would love to hear it!
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