In the beginning. These are the first words of two chapters of the Bible—one in the Old Testament and one in the New. These are also the opening lyrics to Anna Miriam Brown’s song “Was The Word” from her musical His Story The Musical.
Join me on the podcast as we explore what “beginning” we’re talking about, Who was there, and what happened. It’s exactly what you think, yet so much more.
In this episode, I discuss the following:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Slow down
- Read the text out loud
- Write out Scripture
- Use your imagination
- Meditate on Scripture
- Compare and contrast
- Journal your thoughts
- The Episode Guide for continued self-study
- Anna Miriam Brown’s musical “His Story The Musical,” now being performed live in Texas – His Story The Musical Website
- My Friday With Friends episode with Anna – Special Edition: Anna Miriam Brown on Friday With Friends
- A previous episode of More Than a Song featuring a song from the musical – Episode #303
- Starting in Genesis 1, taking it slow, and meditating on the account of creation – Genesis 1-Genesis 2:3
- Heading over to John 1, taking it slow, and meditating on the life and light of men – John 1:1-18
- Seeing that Jesus is the Word who was with God in the beginning – John 1:14
- A commentary on the true light – John 1:9-18
- Jesus commentary on darkness – John 3:16-21
- Comparing and contrasting Genesis 1 and John 1
- Learning more about The Word – Colossians 1:13-20
- The Creator of all things has keeping power
You will never arrive, my friend. There is always MORE of God than you previously understood or experienced.
Enjoy the official studio version video of the song below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics to “Was The Word” by Anna Miriam Brown – NewReleaseToday.com
- “Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview” by Albert Wolters – Amazon Paid Link
- “Jesus: The Word, Life, and Light” – Answers in Genesis Article
- My new favorite Bible Study Software – Logos Bible Software Affiliate Link
This Week’s Challenge
Read and meditate on Genesis 1. By whatever means necessary, slow down and take your time. Then read and meditate on John 1. Take your time here as well. Before you jump to making comparisons between the two areas of Scripture, use the same techniques to slow down and meditate on John 1. Then, after slowly processing your interaction with these two areas of Scripture, ask God to reveal the common threads between the two and what He might be showing you. As you consider the themes of life and light found in these areas of Scripture, consider how Colossians 1 describes the actions of the Father through the Son on our behalf.