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In the Beginning

  • Jan 2024 Issue
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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.—Genesis 1:1

There is probably no more memorable opening line to any book of the Bible. This month, we will read and reflect on the first half of Genesis. We will read about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the ark, and Abraham and Sarah. This journey will span generations, showing us human weakness, robust faith, and the grace of God. Genesis helps us answer the questions: Where did we come from? Who is God? What went wrong in the world? and What is God doing about it? It is my prayer that through this study, we will:

  • Praise God as our Creator and Redeemer
  • Reflect on the far-reaching consequences of sin
  • Be inspired to live a life of faith and obedience

Your devotional author,
Ryan J. Cook

BY Ryan Cook

Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Ryan Cook, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing: JD Hamby Production: Rhonda AuYoung

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