Selected Old Testament (Tawrat) passages from the books of Genesis, Jonah and Ruth; and New Testament (Injiil) letters of 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Genesis chapters 1-11 “In the Beginning … ” Genesis means ‘origin.’ God creates a good world and commissions humans to rule it, but they choose rebellion again and again. When God looks at the world he made, he declares it good. He installs humans as his partners in ruling creation. However, the humans choose to do what is good in their own eyes, leading ultimately to death. The first eleven chapters of the Bible record God’s goodness and humanity’s repeated rebellions, which introduce violence, disorder, and the founding of Babylon. It’s these first chapters that set the plot in motion for God to respond to human evil with his redemptive plan.
The book of the prophet Jonah is a story about a rebellious prophet who becomes angry with God, when God shows mercy and grace to Jonah’s enemies. The prophet Jonah’s account of remarkable experiences with storms at sea, being eaten by a fish, and plants that miraculously grow and die in a day have lessons about God’s great love for human beings, in spite of our sin and rebellion.
The book of Ruth. Old Testament, Historical Narrative. God uses a faithful non-Israelite to bring restoration to his people. The book of Ruth is a beautifully crafted look at how God’s good purpose works together with human decision. It’s a tale of love, loss, faithfulness, and redemption. (Old Testament descriptions from thebibleproject.com)
- Listen to Genesis 1-11 Highlights in Maninka
- Listen to Jonah (Yunusa) in Maninka
- Listen to Ruth (Rutu) in Maninka
- Listen to 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Tesalonikikalu 1&2) in Maninka
1 & 2 Thessalonians: New Testament letters written by the Apostle Paul to the churches in the Greek city of Thessalonica, which talk about the second coming of Jesus Christ (Isa the Messiah). The New Testament (Injil) is a collection of 27 books which forms the second, briefer section of the Christian Bible. Unlike the Old Testament (Tawrat and Zabur) which was written over many centuries, the New Testament was written over a span of 100 years, and most of it within a couple of decades. The books are not arranged in the order that they were written, but rather by subject matter and type. The New Testament reveals the message of God through Jesus, the spread of the church, and spiritual guidance for those following God on His path.