The Bible as One Story: One Sweeping Narrative
Good News! We are going to read the whole Bible together.
We will be studying The Story: Getting to the Heart of God’s Story. The Story is the Bible presented in chronological order in chapter format like a novel.
You will experience how the story of scripture intersects with the story of your life.
Beginning in September and continuing every Wednesday night after dinner, we are going to cover one chapter in The Story Bible Study, a 31 session DVD curriculum.
The children will learn about the same chapter on Wednesday’s at Kid’s Corner in the gym before choir.
All ages will be swept up in the story of God’s love and God’s plan for their lives.
Benefits to you and Emmanuel:
- Your Bucket List: Reading the entire Bible
- Outreach: Brings people to church that might not otherwise be here
- Unifying Experience: All ages will be on the same page all year
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us for this exciting new study.
Although you can come to any or all of the classes, you will not want to miss, as each week we’ll read another chapter of The Story.
31 Lessons from THE STORY
|Lesson 01: Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It||Lesson 17: The Kingdoms’ Fall|
|Lesson 02: God Builds a Nation||Lesson 18: Daniel in Exile|
|Lesson 03: Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharoah||Lesson 19: The Return Home|
|Lesson 04: Deliverance||Lesson 20: The Queen of Beauty and Courage|
|Lesson 05: New Commands and a New Covenant||Lesson 21: Rebuilding the Walls|
|Lesson 06: Wandering||Lesson 22: The Birth of the King|
|Lesson 07: The Battle Begins||Lesson 23: Jesus’ Ministry Begins|
|Lesson 08: A Few Good Men … and Women||Lesson 24: No Ordinary Man|
|Lesson 09: The Faith of a Foreign Woman||Lesson 25: Jesus, the Son of God|
|Lesson 10: Standing Tall, Falling Hard||Lesson 26: The Hour of Darkness|
|Lesson 11: From Shepherd to King||Lesson 27: The Resurrection|
|Lesson 12: The Trials of a King||Lesson 28: New Beginnings|
|Lesson 13: The King Who Had It All||Lesson 29: Paul’s Mission|
|Lesson 14: A Kingdom Torn in Two||Lesson 30: Paul’s Final Days|
|Lesson 15: God’s Messengers||Lesson 31: The End of Time|
|Lesson 16: The Beginning of the End|
Participant’s Guides will be available at cost.
If you want a copy of the book, The Story, the best price is available HERE and also the children and youth editions are available.
“As a whole, The Story increased our church’s biblical literacy. So many people simply did not have a grasp of the biblical narrative, let alone how it all fits together. It also brought awareness of the value of regularly reading Scripture as a spiritual discipline.”
Christ Church, Oakbrook, IL
The “Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people.
That is what The Story is all about—the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity.
Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel.
And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story’s true!
From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee:
“This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace—the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.”
*Enhanced comprehension of the Bible
*Newfound confidence to share the Word
*Unified church community
*Naturally increased community outreach
For more information, call or email our Associate Minister, Linda Gabriel, at 754-6548 or lgabriel @ emmanuelmemphis.org.