Creation to Commandments

Beginnings

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Day 1:  Genesis 1.1 – 2.3:  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth… 

Day 2:  Genesis 2.4-end:  These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created

Day 3:  Genesis 3: Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made.

Day 4:  Genesis 4: Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a man with the help of the Lord”.

Day 5:  Genesis 6.9 – 7.end: These are the descendants of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God

Day 6:  Genesis 8: But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with him in the ark.

Day 7:  Genesis 11.1-9:  Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.

 


 

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Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

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Day 1: Genesis 12.1-9: Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you

Day 2:  Genesis 15:  After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.

Day 3:  Genesis 18.1 – 19.29:  The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.

Day 4:  Genesis 22.1-19:  After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.

Day 5:  Genesis 24.1- 67:  Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.

Day 6:  Genesis 27 – 28.10-20:  When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau and said to him, ‘My son’; and he answered, ‘Here I am’.

Day 7:  Genesis 32.3 – 33.11:  Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom, instructing them, ‘Thus you shall say to my lord Esau:

 


 

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Joseph and the move to Egypt

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Day 1:  Genesis 37.1-28:  Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob.

Day 2:  Genesis 41.1-43:  After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, and there came up out of the Nile seven sleek and fat cows, and they grazed in the reed grass.

Day 3:  Genesis 45:  Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, ‘Send everyone away from me’.

Day 4:  Exodus 1.1 – 2.10:  These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

Day 5:  Exodus 2.11-25:  One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and saw their forced labour.

Day 6:  Exodus 3:  Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Day 7:  Exodus 11:  The Lord said to Moses, ‘I will bring one more plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from here; indeed, when he lets you go, he will drive you away.

 


 

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The Desert Experience

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Day 1:  Exodus 12.21-42:  Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Go, select lambs for your families, and slaughter the passover lamb.

Day 2:  Exodus 14:  Then the Lord said to Moses: ‘Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea.

Day 3:  Exodus 16:  The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt.

Day 4:  Exodus 19:  At the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai.

Day 5:  Exodus 20.1-17:  Then God spoke all these words:  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

Day 6:  Exodus 33.7 – 34.14:  Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; he called it the tent of meeting.

Day 7:  Numbers 13 – 14.25:  The Lord said to Moses, ‘Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites; from each of their ancestral tribes you shall send a man, every one a leader among them’.

 


 

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