In September, we started on this journey of reading the bible together – The Story. This reading is a chronological reading to help us see the flow of the story of the bible. The whole bible. The whole family. The whole church. We wanted you to be able to hear the Word, understand it and then “do it.”
Did you know that you can communicate the whole story of the bible to someone in three minutes, or less? I realize that none of you think I can do this, but I still think you can. Here is the core of The Story:
- God, in the community of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), wants to be in community with human beings.
- Sin entered the human spiritual DNA and destroyed the community people have with God and with one another.
- The rest of the bible is a story about God winning us back to himself beginning with Abraham and a new nation and continuing with Jesus and the church.