Previous Weekly Catechism Memorization
Teaching the fundamental foundations of our faith in question & answer format
Q: What is the Trinity?
A:The Trinity is the nature of God. God exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And all three persons are fully God, and God is one.
Q: What/Who is God?
A: God is the Creator, Sustainer, Authority, and Redeemer of all things. All things were created by Him and for Him.
Q: What is your only hope in life and in death?
A: That we belong to Christ.
Previous Weekly Bible Reading Plan
Weekly readings, Monday through Friday, for the entire year
Designed collectively for our church body & household families
Read Genesis 11
- What was the problem with building the tower? Was building the tower wrong, or was their desire for building it wrong?
- How has your pride ever gotten in the way of you doing what God instructed you to do? Have you ever been motivated to do something for prideful reasons? What should be our motivation for doing things?
Read Genesis 12
- What do you learn from the obedience of Abram (vs. 1-9)?
- What does Abraham’s act of lying to Pharoah reveal about him?
- Have you ever felt a similar leading as Abraham? Leaving somewhere? Starting something new? How did you handle that situation?
Read Genesis 13
- What do you notice about Abram in this passage?
- Have you ever had an experience like Lot–you chose something that looked good, but ended up being very bad?
- Do you struggle with giving your plans over to God? Why do you think you trust yourself more than Him?
Read Genesis 14
- How would you define the word, “Blessing”? What does it look like for you to be a blessing to those around you today?
- Through Abram’s rescue of the people of Sodom, we see a foreshadowing of what God has done for us. How can you see yourself in the story today? Spend time thanking God that He didn’t leave you desperate and alone in your sin but pursued you and won you back.
Read Genesis 15
- What do you learn about God in verse 6? What’s the theological significance of this verse?
- How does this verse connect to the Gospel? (hint: how does righteousness come?)
Read Genesis 6
- Building an ark before the world had ever seen rain before was a pretty wild ask. What’s the craziest thing you’ve felt led to do?
- It says that Noah did everything God commanded him. Could the same be said about you? Is there an area of your life in which you are disobeying God?
- How can you as a Christ follower stand out amongst the corruption and evil so pervasive in today’s society?
Read Genesis 7
- Have you experienced ridicule or opposition when you were trying to be faithful to something you felt led to do? What was that experience like?
- Have you ever second – guessed yourself after feeling led to do something? How did God prove Himself faithful in those times?
- What is it that you feel led to do that you’ve been hesitant to do? What does faithfulness look like for you in this situation?
Read Genesis 8
- Noah’s first act after leaving the ark was to build an altar and offer a sacrifice. Why do you think he did that?
- Noah waited to hear instruction from the Lord before he exited the ark. Where do you need to listen more for God’s instruction before moving to action?
- Knowing that the Hebrew idea for remembering always includes acting on behalf of the one brought to mind, how does it change your perspective?
Read Genesis 9
- What strikes you most about God’s covenant with Noah?
- Even though God saved Noah and his family from the flood, we see them acting sinfully in this chapter. What does this teach us about sin?
- How have you taken God’s forgiveness for granted in your life?
Read Genesis 10
Today’s reading gives us the genealogy of Noah’s three sons, and there is a lot to learn from it. As we read yesterday, Ham dishonors his father. Because of that, Noah curses Ham’s descendants, especially his son, Canaan. In the genealogy today, if you look closely at the descendants of the three brothers, many of Israel’s future enemies come from the line of Ham. Places like Babylon and Assyria will become future conquerors of Israel and take the Israelites into captivity; the Egyptians will enslave the Israelites for 400 years; the Kasluhites, or Philistines, will become notorious enemies of Israel (Goliath, of David and Goliath, is a Philistine); Sodom and Gomorrah will soon be destroyed due to their sin; and the Canaanites are the future occupants of the Promised Land that the Israelites will have to battle many, many times. As you can see, not much good comes from the lineage of Ham.
His sin had huge consequences. The seeds of sin and destruction that he sowed are reaped for years to come. While his brother, Shem, gets to be a part of the lineage of Jesus, Ham is a part of the lineage of the enemies of God. As tough as that is to read, we need to be reminded of the consequences of sin and the future implications it has on us and the people around us.
Read Genesis 1
- What can we learn about God’s character based on this chapter?
- What can we learn about ourselves based on this chapter?
- After each thing that God created, He called them “good”. Consider what God’s definition of “good” is then answer this question: What are some good things in your life that God has created that you have taken for granted?
Read Genesis 2
- At the beginning of chapter 2, we see God resting, something we’ve coined a term for: sabbath. What does the practice of sabbath look like in your life?
- God didn’t think it was good for man to be alone, so He created Eve. What does that teach you about the value God places on community? Do you take advantage of the gift off community in your life?
- How does this chapter foreshadow the gospel? What do you learn about God’s character in this passage?
Read Genesis 3
- How does Satan go about tempting Eve? How have you seen Satan tempt you in similar ways? What is the modern-day version of you being like God?
- What do you notice about Adam’s response in this passage? How do you think you would have responded?
- What do you learn about the gospel in this passage? What hope do you feel as you read it?
Read Genesis 4
- Abel’s offering represented what was most costly, and he showed his love for God above all else by giving such a costly gift. When was the last time your offering to God cost you something (money, time, talent)?
- In verse 7, God lovingly confronts Cain. What do you learn about the character of God in this exchange?
- Why do you think Abel’s offering was accepted and Cain’s was rejected? When was the last time you were jealous that God seemingly blessed someone else when you thought He should bless you?
Read Genesis 5
- Would you want to live to be 962 years old like Jared?
- Why do you think it’s important to know the history of God’s faithfulness to others?
- What would walking faithfully look like for you today?