Discipleship Minute: Chaos #2

Read Genesis 4:1-8, 17-24, 5:3-5Many people are interested in their family history and genealogy. The writer of Genesis, Moses, after relating the origin of human sin, gave the account of the descendants of the first human pair. Although God gave Adam and Eve a family, our first human parents gave those children and succeeding generations … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Chaos #2

Discipleship Minute: Creation #3

Read Psalm 96; II Corinthians 4:1-6.The glory of God. Some of our greatest Bible verses and Christian hymns have been written about it. Yet, it is a difficult concept to comprehend. My professor of theology, Dr. James Leo Garrett, defined the glory of God as “the majestic manifestation and recognition of God as holy and … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #3

Discipleship Minute: Creation #2

Read Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-23; Psalm 8:3-9.What does it mean to be human? There are many things that we could say at this point. Human beings are self-aware. Human beings are creative. They exercise the ability to reason and to show compassion. Fundamentally, to understand what it means to be human must begin with the creation … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #2

Discipleship Minute: Creation #1

Read Genesis 1:1-5, 14-19, Hebrews 11:1-3.How did your favorite childhood story start?· “Once upon a time…”· “It was a dark and stormy night…”· “Captain’s Log, Stardate…” (OK, that was mine.)At the beginning of the twentieth century, the consensus of scientists was that the universe had no beginning. It had always existed. By the end of … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #1

Discipleship Minute #1 Ecclesiastes

Read Ecclesiastes 1:12-15, 2:18-26.People are on a constant search for meaning in life. Some attempt to find meaning in the accumulation of material possessions. But, in the final analysis, you can’t take it with you. Solomon, the king in Jerusalem, reflected on the meaning and purpose in life and where to find it. He began … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #1 Ecclesiastes