Week 1: Monday, July 16 - Saturday, July 21

Bible Study: 

1. Watch: What Is The Bible?

This is episode 1 of an ongoing series that explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. Here you'll be introduced to a condensed history of how the Bible came into existence, and the different forms of the Bible in the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christian traditions.

2. Watch: TaNaK / Old Testament

Watch our Read Scripture video on the overview of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, or the TaNaK. This video breaks down the literary design of the entire Old Testament and its flow of thought.

3. Watch: Genesis 1-11

God makes a good world and installs humans as its rulers. Humanity rebels and ends up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death, and the founding of the city of Babylon. God's response is to set in motion a plan to rescue and bless the whole world through the family of Abraham.

4. Read: Genesis 1-11

Read this first section of Genesis through the lens of any new of the new things you learned from the videos you've watched. 

5. Answer: 

In the comment section, answer the following questions: 

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Catechism Memorization:

This week, we will memorize questions 1-6 of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. 

Q1: What is the chief end of man? 
A1: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Q2: What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him? 
A2: The word of God, which is contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Q3: What do the scriptures principally teach? 
A3: The scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.

Q4: What is God? 
A4: God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.

Q5: Are there more Gods than one? 
A5: There is but One only, the living and true God.

Q6: How many persons are there in the Godhead? 
A6: There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.