January 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

After 2 days reading about the Creation and the fall, it is time to focus our attention on what happened after the fall.

January 3: John 2, Genesis 4, Genesis 5, Psalm 1.  (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 2 Jesus turns water into wine, cleanses the Temple, and gives the Jews just one sign. Genesis 4 shows the results of original sin with the story of Cain and Abel and the beginning of animal sacrifice;  Genesis 5 shows the Genealogy from Adam to Noah, and Psalm 1 is a beautiful poem about righteous living, and only one person can fulfill all the conditions mentioned, the exception to ” There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3: 10)

The take home for today is the first of Jesus’ miracles, the first murder, the first man (Enoch) to be carried directly to God rather than die first, and Jesus giving the sign of Jonah about his (and our) resurrection. Psalm 1 extols righteous living according to the Old Testament and the law, with the New Testament counterpoint as given by the Apostle Paul.

John 2, the wedding in Cana, clear the Temple, a Sign.

The water jars were big indeed!

Psalm 69:For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

The gospel of Matthew mentions

Notice it states “three days and three nights”, in that order. In Jewish counting of days  the new day starts at sundown.