January 7, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

The four chapters chosen for today are significant and thought provoking.

January 7: John 6, Genesis 12, Genesis 13, Genesis 14, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 6 Jesus performed miracles 4 and 5, feeding 5000 (plus women and children) and walking on water. In spite of these miracles people demanded a sign. Jesus responds in kind saying he is the bread of life, and if people want to have eternal life they must come to him and eat of his flesh and drink of his blood. When hearing this, many abandoned Jesus, but Peter said: To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Then in Genesis 12 Abram is called to leave his home in Ur. He goes to a land he does not know, promised by God, and he obeys, but when a famine came he went to Egypt and resorted to deceit rather than trusting God.

In Genesis 13, Abram and his sidekick Lot went back from Egypt and separated path. Lot chose the fertile plain of Jordan, and Abram went to the hills of Mamre.

And in Genesis 14 Lot gets in trouble and is taken captive by a local Mafia. Abram rescues Lot, and on the way back gives a tithe to Melchizedek, king of Salem – (later to become Jerusalem), after God gave him success in battle.

Question: Who was Melchizedek, and why is that important?

January 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters, and they are significant.

January 7: John 6, Genesis 12, Genesis 13, Genesis 14, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 6, Jesus performs two miracles, feeding 5000, and walking on water. In spite of this people demand a sign. Jesus is the bread of life.

Then in the Old Testament Abram is called to leave his home in Ur. He goes to a land he does not know, promised by God, and he obeys. Read it and marvel at Melchizedek, to which Abram gives tithe after God gave him success in battle.

Question: Who was Melchizedek, and why is that important?

Genesis 14, Abram rescues Lot, gives tithes to Melchizedek, priest of the Most High God.

That was a lot of information about a very minor tribal warfare! But Lot was captured.

This was a long pursuit, all the way to north of Damascus!

Back to Salem, which means “peace”. It is now called Jerusalem.

Melchizedek came out of nowhere! He is mentioned in the Psalms:

But the best description of him is found in Hebrews 7:

Now back to Genesis 14: