First, how are you doing on your journey through the Bible as we come to the last Sunday in January?  Maybe you are right on track – great!!  Maybe you need to do a little catch up – not a problem!  Remember…as long as you remain in God’s Word and seek to be guided daily by his Holy Spirit all is good!!

This Sunday we think about God as Almighty…what comes to mind when you hear or read that phrase?  One of our confessions in the Presbyterian Church USA, The Nicene Creed, begins this way…“We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen…”  Another of our confessions of faith, The Apostles’ Creed, begins…”I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth…”

Question 26 of The Heidelberg Catechism, another of our confessions of faith, asks:  ” What do you believe when you say: “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”?  The Answer, in part, provided by this Confession is, “That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything in them, who still upholds and rules them by his eternal counsel and providence, is my God and Father because of Christ the Son. I trust God so much that I do not doubt he will provide whatever I need for body and soul…’  Knowing what you believe and why you believe it is important, so, this Sunday, reflect on what you believe about God as Almighty.

Our 12 confessions of faith provide a rich tradition of what Christians believed about their faith in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  If you would like to explore these Confessions further I would suggest beginning with:

Why Do We ‘Confess’ Our Faith? by Perky Daniel

And if you would like to actually read some of the 12 Confessions, here is a searchable PDF document link:  THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.), PART I, BOOK OF CONFESSIONS 

This coming week’s readings:

Monday, January 29, 2018 Exodus 21-22 Psalm 13 Matthew 23 Karl
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Exodus 23-24 Proverbs 13 Matthew 24 Matt
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Exodus 25-26 Psalm 14 Matthew 25 Bo
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Exodus 27-28 Proverbs 14 Matthew 26:1-16 Karissa
Friday, February 2, 2018 Exodus 29-30 Psalm 15 Matthew 26:17-46 Dale
Saturday, February 3, 2018 Exodus 31-32 Proverbs 15 Matthew 26:47-75 Craig H.