Almighty God,Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,grant we pray. that we might be grounded and settled,in your truth. by the coming of your Holy Spirit,into our hearts,What we do not know. reveal to us,what is lacking within us,make complete. that which we do know,confirm in us,and keep us blameless in your service. through Jesus Christ our Lord,I M M E R S E,The Reading Bible. BEGINNINGS,Tyndale House Publishers Inc,Carol Stream Illinois. CREATED IN ALLIANCE WITH, Visit Tyndale online at www immerseBible com www newlivingtranslation com and. www tyndale com, Visit the Institute for Bible Reading at www instituteforbiblereading org. Features and Bible helps copyright 2017 by the Institute for Bible Reading All rights reserved. Cover design by Company Bell Illustrations copyright Rachael Van Dyke All rights reserved. Maps copyright 2017 by Tyndale House Publishers Inc All rights reserved. Beginnings Immerse The Reading Bible is an edition of the Holy Bible New Living Translation. 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Classification LCC BS1223 N52 2017 DDC 222 10520834 dc23 LC record available at. https lccn loc gov 2017013492,Printed in the United States of America. 23 22 21 20 19 18 17,7 6 5 4 3 2 1, Tyndale House Publishers and Wycliffe Bible Translators share the vision for an. understandable accurate translation of the Bible for every person in the world Each sale. of the Holy Bible New Living Translation benefits Wycliffe Bible Translators Wycliffe. is working with partners around the world to accomplish Vision 2025 an initiative to. start a Bible translation program in every language group that needs it by the year 2025. Welcome to Immerse The Bible Reading Experience A7. Introduction to Beginnings A9, These first five books of the First Testament describe the. origins of God s good creation the beginnings of human. rebellion and the birth of the family of Israel the people. chosen and prepared by God to be a light to all people. Genesis 1 Numbers 201,Exodus 83 Deuteronomy 271,Leviticus 151. The Stories and the Story 329,Introducing Immerse The Reading Bible 337. The Literary Forms of the Bible 341,NLT A Note to Readers 345. Map World of the Patriarchs 346,Map Exodus from Egypt 347. The Immerse Bible Series 349,Welcome to,I M M E R S E. The Bible Reading Experience, The Bible is a great gift The Creator of all things entered into our. human story and spoke to us He inspired people over many centuries. to shape words into books that reveal his mind bringing wisdom into. our lives and light to our paths But God s biggest intention for the. Bible is to invite us into its Story What God wants for us more than. anything else is that we make the Bible s great drama of restoration. and new life the story of our lives too, The appropriate way to receive a gift like this is to come to know. the Bible deeply to lose ourselves in it precisely so that we can find. ourselves in it In other words we need to immerse ourselves in it to. read God s words at length and without distraction to read with deeper. historical and literary perspective and to read through the Bible with. friends in a regular three year rhythm Immerse The Bible Reading. Experience has been specially designed for this purpose. Immerse The Reading Bible presents each book of the Bible with. out the distractions of chapter and verse markers subject headers or. footnotes all later historical additions to the text The Holy Bible New. Living Translation is presented in a single column format with easy. to read type To provide meaningful perspective book introductions. give historical and literary context and the books are often re ordered. chronologically or grouped with books that share similar ancient audi. ences Every feature in this unique Bible enhances the opportunity for. readers to engage with God s words in simple clarity. A more complete explanation of this unique Bible presentation can be found in the articles. that begin on page 329 at the back of this volume,Introduction to. BEGINNINGS, THE BIBLE TELLS THE STORY of how our world that s gone wrong is being. made right again God s creation was intended to be beautiful and. harmonious but due to the deception of evil powers and human dis. obedience the creation became broken and disordered cursed Yet. ever since the Fall God has been working patiently and carefully to. restore humanity to his presence and the whole creation to its lost. beauty and harmony, The biblical narrative of restoration and renewal takes a significant. step forward every time God establishes a covenant These covenants. are God initiated sets of promises and obligations that establish a bind. ing relationship between God and his people In our day we are more. familiar with contracts agreements enforceable by human law But in. the ancient world people made covenants which carried the expecta. tion that God would bless them for keeping the covenant s terms or. curse them for breaking them And as a full participant in the covenants. he makes God actually puts himself under his own curse should he. break the terms, The goal of these God initiated covenants is to gather people into. communities that will live the life he intends for everyone Through. communities deeply connected to their Creator this life will spread. outward to other people as well Starting with chosen individuals then. a family and then a nation God moves in the interest of winning back. all things in heaven and on earth The first five books of the Bible tell. the story of the first three covenants God makes with Noah Abraham. and Moses who act as humanity s representatives, The first nine books of the Bible Genesis through Samuel Kings are. actually one c ontinuous narrative Sometimes referred to as Israel s pri. mary history this saga covers the story from the birth of the world to. the painful account of God s people being exiled from the Land of. A10 IMMERSE BEGINNINGS, Promise The first five books have a special status of their own and in. Christian tradition are known as the Pentateuch meaning five books. in Greek But its ancient Hebrew name Torah reveals the purpose of. these books more clearly, Torah is probably best translated as instruction As God s cov. enant community follows these instructions they not only receive God s. blessings but also are uniquely positioned to bring renewal and healing. to the world as implied in God s promises to Abraham God s instruc. tions to his people are the catalyst for their movement to show all. peoples the true character and nature of God The community of God s. people is being sent on a mission to renew the world and these instruc. tions are its marching orders, This Torah is conveyed through a variety of literary genres or kinds. of writing About two thirds of these first five books consist of laws that. instruct people on how to live the life that God intends These laws. appear both in general terms love your neighbor as yourself and. in specific cases If you come upon your enemy s ox or donkey that. has strayed away take it back to its owner These laws were given. to govern the covenant relationship between God and his people It is. important to understand that these laws are for God s people in a par. ticular historical and cultural setting and in an early stage of God s story. with respect to the world Many of the particular laws are not God s. final timeless answers about how we should live The entire Bible tells. this ongoing story and more light is shed as the story moves forward. In addition to stories and laws we find songs and poems that cele. brate special events or anticipate the future There are family trees ge. nealogies listing people in relation to their ancestors and descendants. locating their historical place in the community that experienced God s. faithfulness generation after generation Other kinds of lists appear as. well detailing kings spies stopping points along a journey job assign. ments and so forth These books also contain elaborate blueprints for. a place of worship and its furnishings and even census reports for the. population of Israel, All of these different kinds of writing are woven together into a. single work whose overall purpose is to describe the formation of the. covenant community This community the ancient nation of Israel. will constitute God s people on earth for the first three quarters of the. Bible Over the course of these first five books Beginnings we follow. the community from its earliest ancestors to the moment it is poised to. enter the land God promised them There the community can begin. living a life that will lead the surrounding nations to exclaim How wise. and prudent are the people of this great nation,IMMERSED IN GENESIS. T H E F I R S T B O O K O F T H E B I B L E lays the foundation for the rest of the. Bible s story It reveals God as the world s sovereign Creator It shows. his intention to bring blessing to people his image bearers and for. all life to thrive by living in his presence Genesis tells us about the en. trance of evil into the world and the commencement of God s struggle. against it a theme that flows through the whole Bible God created. the world as his own temple intending to live here among humanity. for their well being But how will God achieve his goal in the face of. rebellion and disobedience, Genesis tells the story of God s dealings with humanity from the. world s creation to the time when Abraham s descendants were be. ginning to grow into the nation of Israel It does this by giving the. accounts the word that marks the major divisions of the book of. notable people The most important figures are part of the covenant. lineage and therefore advance the ongoing story Others described. much more briefly represent offshoots that will be drawn back in later. as the reach of the covenant community spreads to all of humanity. In the first four accounts human disobedience leads to evil and vio. lence that corrupt the created world Seeing that everything people. think or imagine is consistently and totally evil God is sorry he made. them He destroys wicked humanity in a great cleansing flood but. spares Noah and his family the only righteous people left After the. Flood Noah worships God and God makes his first covenant With. Noah serving as their representative humanity and all animals on. earth receive God s promise Never again will floodwaters kill all liv. ing creatures, God then makes a second covenant one that will ultimately transform. humanity starting with only a small group God promises a man named. Abram later renamed Abraham that all the nations of the earth will. be blessed through him and his descendants God tells him to leave. his home and move to a new place the land of Canaan A braham. essentially becomes a wanderer in that land and eventually has a son. named Isaac who becomes the heir to all that God has promised God. renews his covenant with Isaac and then again with Isaac s son Jacob. 2 IMMERSE BEGINNINGS, who then has twelve sons of his own These twelve sons will become. the ancestors of the tribes of Israel, The book concludes by describing the life of Joseph one of Jacob s. sons Joseph is betrayed and cast off by his jealous brothers but he. ultimately has a surprising role in preserving the family so that it can. expand into a nation Throughout Genesis we see God relentlessly. pursuing his plans to renew humanity and the rest of creation bless. ing the covenant community in their obedience and overcoming their. disobedience, Genesis consists mostly of stories But family trees which connect the. stories of people in different generations also play a big role Ancient. Hebrew writers loved to tell stories using the literary form of chiasm. in which the first and last episodes elements are paired then the sec. ond and next to last episodes elements are paired and so forth This. literary structure lays out a series of situations that are resolved in the. reverse order of their initial appearance The formatting of this edition. of Genesis will single out the separate elements of the chiasms as they. appear Here s a brief example from the account of the Flood. A Noah builds an ark,B God tells Noah to enter the ark. C The waters rise,D The waters flood the earth,C The waters recede. B God tells Noah to leave the ark,A Noah builds an altar. The overall story in Genesis has an artistic shape Its eleven accounts. together with its prologue about creation give it twelve parts mirror. ing the twelve tribes Abraham s descendants would grow into. The storytelling in Genesis is marvelous and it s best to read continu. ously through the whole book The stories are set in an ancient world. very different from our own so don t be surprised at the strangeness. of some of what we encounter But the characters in these stories are. human and very much like us in crucial ways God is wrestling with. them to slowly bring his redemptive purposes into our world The name. Genesis means beginnings It is the perfect introduction to the en. tire Bible giving us the framework for understanding everything that. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth The earth was. formless and empty and darkness covered the deep waters And the Spirit. of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said Let there be light and there was light And God saw. that the light was good Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day and the darkness night, And evening passed and morning came marking the first day. Then God said Let there be a space between the waters to separate the. waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth And that is what. happened God made this space to separate the waters of the earth. from the waters of the heavens God called the space sky. And evening passed and morning came marking the second day. Then God said Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one. place so dry ground may appear And that is what happened God. called the dry ground land and the waters seas And God saw that. it was good Then God said Let the land sprout with vegetation. e very sort of seed bearing plant and trees that grow seed bearing. fruit These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from. which they came And that is what happened The land produced. vegetation all sorts of s eed bearing plants and trees with seed. b earing fruit Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good, And evening passed and morning came marking the third day. Then God said Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the. night Let them be signs to mark the seasons days and years Let these. lights in the sky shine down on the earth And that is what happened. God made two great lights the larger one to govern the day and the. smaller one to govern the night He also made the stars God set these. lights in the sky to light the earth to govern the day and night and to. separate the light from the darkness And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came marking the fourth day. 4 IMMERSE BEGINNINGS 1 19 2 3, Then God said Let the waters swarm with fish and other life Let the. skies be filled with birds of every kind So God created great sea. creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water. and every sort of bird each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good Then God blessed them saying Be. fruitful and multiply Let the fish fill the seas and let the birds multiply. on the earth, And evening passed and morning came marking the fifth day. Then God said Let the earth produce every sort of animal each. producing offspring of the same kind livestock small animals. that scurry along the ground and wild animals And that is what. happened God made all sorts of wild animals livestock and small. animals each able to produce offspring of the same kind And God. saw that it was good, Then God said Let us make human beings in our image to be like. us They will reign over the fish in the sea the birds in the sky the. livestock all the wild animals on the earth and the small animals that. scurry along the ground,So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them,male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said Be fruitful and multiply Fill the. earth and govern it Reign over the fish in the sea the birds in the sky. and all the animals that scurry along the ground, Then God said Look I have given you every seed bearing plant. throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food And I have. given every green plant as food for all the wild animals the birds in the. sky and the small animals that scurry along the ground everything. that has life And that is what happened, Then God looked over all he had made and he saw that it was very. And evening passed and morning came marking the sixth day. So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was. completed On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation. so he rested from all his work And God blessed the seventh day and. declared it holy because it was the day when he rested from all his.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Wrap Up Matthew 22:34-40
BECAUSE HE LIVES (AMEN) Written by William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Matt Maher, Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jason Ingram Arranged and Orchestrated by Russell Mauldin Originally recorded on the MATT MAHER release Because He Lives (Amen) PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF FISHTOWN Prayer for Unity You have called us to be Your one Church. Make us one in our faith and hope, and one in our loving service. Make us one in worship and in daily living. Lord Jesus, send your Spirit to make us one as You want us to be. Lord and our Saviour for ever. Amen.
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(Light the white Christ Candle now.) God our Father, today the Saviour is born and those who live in darkness are seeing a great light. Help us, who greet the birth of Christ with joy, to live in the light of your Son and to share the good news of your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, the light who has come into the world. Amen.
love broken open and grace poured out, hope for us and for the world. We give you thanks for these gifts, O God, and for those with whom we have shared them. We are reminded this meal is not just for now, it is forever. And you are with us not just now, but until the end of the age. These are your promises, and in them we find peace. Amen.
Guide us unto the straight path-The path of those )'1)hom You blessed, Those who have not incurred Your displeasure, Those who have not gone astray. Amen Qur'an, 1:1-7 First and foremost, I would like to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation to my supervisory committee chairman Prof. Dr. Haji Mohd.
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As now the fiery sun departs, shed thou thy beams within our hearts. To thee our morning song of praise, to thee our evening prayer we raise, Thee may our souls for evermore in reverence adore. All praise to God the Father be, all praise Eternal Son to thee, whom with the Spirit we adore, for ever and for evermore. Amen. Doxology Hymnal 607
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For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Congregation standing, as able. Please request large-print hymnals from the ushers. Assistive listening devices are available in the balcony from the Sound Technician
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May the God of love and power . forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by the Holy Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen. The Collect of the Day . Giver of light, your steadfast love endures forever. Open our hearts to the Blessed One . who comes so humbly, on a borrowed colt.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. THE NICENE CREED Rejoicing in the light of Christ that shines upon us, we pray for the church, the world, and all ac-cording to their needs. Brief silence