20 Day Challenge #1: Genesis 12 & 13

biblejournaling5Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.

Genesis 12:

  • In this chapter God begins the process of calling out a people for Himself. Abram’s family had left Ur, a great city but one that worshipped gods of their own making, and were on their way to Canaan. They had stopped in Haran and Abram’s father had died there. Now God comes to Abram and tells him to keep going. Look at a map in the back of your Bible or here, and draw a rough map in your notebook of where they had come from and where they were going – you can add to it as you go along.
  • Write out the promise God made to Abram in verse 7.
  • Faith and trust is a hard thing. Draw the beautiful Sarai. Write out what Abram was afraid of and what he should have done instead.

Pharaoh reasons with him: Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? intimating that, if he had known this, he would not have taken her into his house. Note, It is a fault too common among good people to entertain suspicions of others beyond what there is cause for. We have often found more of virtue, honour, and conscience, in some people than we thought they possessed; and it ought to be a pleasure to us to be thus disappointed, as Abram was here, who found Pharaoh to be a better man than he expected. Charity teaches us to hope the best. (MHC)

Genesis 13:

  • Draw Abram in his tent with his flocks and bags of gold and silver and beside him draw Lot in his tent with his flocks. Herdsmen would probably fight about water and pasture land. So you could draw a well and some grass and stickmen having a brawl.
  • Draw the Jordan valley on the east, and the rocky hills with sparse grass on the west and draw arrows from Abram and Lot to the land that they chose.
  • Draw a city and label it with the words of verse 13.
  • Draw a compass and around it write the words of the promise God made to Abram in verse 15 and 16.

Challenge #1: Genesis 12 & 13 PDF

20 Day Challenge #1: Genesis 3

biblejournaling2Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.

Genesis 3:

  • Draw the snake in the tree and in a speech bubble write out what he told the woman in verses 4 and 5.
  • Draw the woman and in a bubble above her head write out the three things she thought before she took the fruit.

This is a question that we still deal with today – do we want to be our own gods or are we willing to submit to another authority?

  • Draw the fruit with bites taken out…
  • Draw the man and the woman. They each admitted their guilt when questioned by God, but what were the different reasons they gave for eating the forbidden fruit?
  • Leave a bit of space and then draw the snake on the ground and write out what God said would be it’s fate.
  • Genesis 3:15 is a promise. Write it out and draw a frame around it.
  • Write out the consequences of Eve’s disobedience under the woman and the consequences of Adam’s disobedience under the man.
  • Draw the animal skin coverings on the man and woman.
  • The consequence of eating from the tree of knowledge was death. The tree of life would no longer be available to them. Write along the bottom of your page what God did to them in verse 24.
  • Draw the flaming sword and write along it what it’s purpose was.

Challenge #1: Genesis 6 & 7 PDF

20 Day Challenge #1: Genesis 1 & 2

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Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.

Genesis 1:

  • In your notebook, draw a chart two boxes across and three down. Number the boxes top to bottom and then fill them in with what was created on each day. What do you notice about how the days relate to one another?
  • Draw a stickman in your notebook. What was different about the creation of man in verse 26? Write that beside the man.
  • Write out the assignment God gave to man in verse 28.
  • Write out what God said about His whole creation in verse 31 somewhere on your page.

Genesis 2:

  • Draw a box for the seventh day and write out what God did on this day from verses 1-3.
  • Write beside your stickman the details of how God created man in verse 7.
  • If you have run out of room, start a new page and draw the garden of Eden – especially the two trees mentioned in verse 9. Label them.
  • Draw the man working in the garden.
  • Write out the one rule God gave to him.
  • Add a woman to the picture. Write out what they were together to become in verse 24.

“That the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”

(Matthew Henry’s Commentary)

Challenge #1: Genesis 1 & 2 PDF

The 20 Day Bible Reading Challenge #1

challenge1Below is a chart listing all the readings for the first challenge. A suggestion is given for something to take note of for each reading or you could try Bible Journaling using ideas in the blog post for each reading.

Feel free to ask any questions!

Enjoy!

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Challenge #1 PDF