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Journey Of The Seed - Catch The Bible's Big Picture In 60 Days

DAY 1 OF 60

PRELUDE: THE SEED

[Read the day before beginning the 60-day plan.]

Greetings! Tomorrow begins our 60-day journey. To kick things off, I have a question to consider.

What’s the most popular verse in the Bible?  

Perhaps the most foundational verse in the Old Testament is Genesis 3:15.

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. (NIV)

When God cursed the serpent after Adam and Eve had sinned, He delivered a verdict and a forecast of what was to come.

There’s going to be a SEED—Jesus—who will come from the line of Eve. The serpent (Satan) will harass the earth and strike the heel of Jesus. In the end, Jesus will crush Satan’s head. 

Genesis 3:15 is arguably the most common stop-by verse for Bible theologians used to explain the Bible’s systematic theology. From Genesis 3:15 forward, the rest of the Bible is all about working out this verse.

And sure enough, sixty-plus generations after Adam, this Holy Spirit “SEED”is born – baby Jesus. Jesus grows up, walks the earth, dies a crucifixion death and miraculously rises again.

This resurrection event is a crushing blow to the serpent, but not the final blow. (Spoiler alert!) That comes in the book of Revelation.

Genesis 3:15 is a mind-numbing prophecy and sums up the Bible narrative in less than 30 words.

As you read throughout these next 60 days, keep the big picture in mind.

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DAY 1


WHY DID GOD FLOOD THE EARTH?

[Scheduled Reading: Genesis 1-7]

After the creation account (Genesis 1 & 2), the fall (chapter 3), and account of the first ten generations (chapters 4 & 5) – we arrive at a shocking story (chapters 6 & 7). 

God wipes out life on earth with a global flood. Why?! Geeez, this seems so extreme.

Scriptures actually say, “God was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart” (Gen 6:6-7).

God actually regretted his creation. Stunning words!

Something was seriously wrong with this generation. They weren’t just being naughty children – fighting with their siblings and talking mean to one another. 

God has endured plenty of wickedness over the past 6,000 years but something with this pre-flood generation reached a boiling point and God said, “That’s Enough!”  

Genesis 6:1-4 gives us a clue: Sons of God marrying and procreating with daughters of man. What does this mean?

There are a few theories, but most involve some forms of angelic or demonic interference with the human race (seed). 

To us, this feels like a sci-fi movie – and hardly believable. (Feel free to do your own research). 

But if we take a moment to consider the idea, we can see how this would have been a brilliant strategy by the serpent. 

Satan is shrewd and understands the Genesis 3:15 curse. He will do anything to corrupt the integrity of The Seed. 

Remember, The SEED is a human descendant (this is Jesus) from Adam and Eve who will one day appear to save mankind from the curse of sin. 

Angels intermarrying with the human race is a shrewd strategy to attack The Seed and take rebellion against God to a whole new level.  

Here’s the big idea for us to remember – throughout the rest of the Bible, there’s a continual state of warfare being waged against God and His Seed strategy. 

Throughout the next sixty days, we’ll continue to look at this enmity, or hostility, from this Seed perspective.  


Day 2

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Journey Of The Seed - Catch The Bible's Big Picture In 60 Days

Grasp the overall Bible story in 60 days! This reading challenge takes you from Genesis to Revelation with four important features: (1) focus on the Seed - the ancestry from Adam to Jesus, (2) a daily Bible reading plan ...

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