The lesson on May 2, 2010 started a new study entitled “From the Beginning”. This study series will take us back and look at creation and then cover the history in the Old Testament. The scripture reading for this lesson was in Colossians 1:9-17 KJV “9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Derek is chanllenging us to read the bible. This book is the most important thing to study because God’s word is complete and God doesn’t change. The bible has withstood every challenge through history. This book was written over 1500 years with over 40 differenent writers on three different contenents and it has withstood every test. The bible is the mind of God and we must study the book to get to know God. This opening lesson takes on a verse by verse study in Colossians 1:9-17 and gives us the foundation of this study. It closes with an introduction into Psalms 104, 105, and 106. We learn how David was stirring up his soul when he was writting about the works of God in Psalms 104:1 where he says “Bless the Lord, O my soul…” Be sure to listen now.