A New Beginning

Day 1 Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:25, Matthew 1: 1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6

Beginnings.  Happy New Year and the beginning of 2015.   What a good opportunity to join us for The Year of the Bible as we read through all 66 books throughout 2015.  And what better place to begin than the beginning.

Our story begins, “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

And our story has a new beginning as Matthew opens, An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah…  Genealogy is also the Greek word for ‘genesis’.  Better understood, in Christ we have a new beginning.  This new beginning is connected with God’s creation from the start, of bringing order out of chaos.

May we be challenged to enter into our full story over the next year and experience that God from the beginning has been working out God’s purpose.  A purpose of establishing and then re-establishing us in relationship.  As we begin this new year, I cannot think of any resolution more important of working on this relationship.  I look forward to walking through this journey with you over the next twelve months.


Happy New Year,

Pastor Rob

2 replies
  1. Julie Raatz
    Julie Raatz says:

    We are looking forward to reading through the Bible in a year and comments on the readings from our friends and fellow church members. It is a great way to focus daily on the thing that really matters in life, our relationship with God.

    • Pastor Rob Smith
      Pastor Rob Smith says:

      Thanks Julie. It will be fun to share and reflect together this next year. Thanks for walking this journey with us. The next three days are now up on the website. Blessings, Pastor Rob


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