The Story
Last updated on May 10, 2020

 

During the next nine months (Sept-May) our congregation will be reading through the Bible together from cover to cover.  We won’t read every chapter and verse.  Rather we will follow the narrative of the Bible from start to finish using The Story.  The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible (NIV) that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together into a single grand narrative. 

A copy of The Story will be provided for each family of our congregation.  Each week you will be asked to read a chapter (about 12-15 pages) at home. The following Sunday the sermon will focus on an event from that chapter.  The Bible study and Sunday School lesson will discuss the content of that chapter and how it applies to “our story” today.     

We will begin this journey through the Bible together on Sunday, September 22. Between now and then we will be distributing copies of The Story and preparing other materials.  Copies of the book are available in the church entryway.  If you haven't picked one up, please do so this Sunday.  

For a brief 2 minute overview of “The Story” click HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyeo0Odi56Q


September 22nd, 2019
Chapter 1 - Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It
Hope in the Darkness of Sin
 


September 29th, 2019
Chapter 2 - God Builds a Nation
Hope in the Darkness of Doubt
 

October 6th, 2019
Chapter 3 - Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh
Hope in the Darkness of Isolation
 

October 13th, 2019
Chapter 4 - Deliverace
Hope in the Darkness of Suffering
 

October 20th, 2019
Chapter 5 - New Commands and a New Covenant
Hope in the Darkness of Idolatry

Unfortunately this video was not saved from the Facebook Livestream. Our sincere apologies.

October 27th, 2019
Chapter 6 - Wandering
Hope in the Darkness of Rebellion
 

November 3rd, 2019
Chapter 7 - The Battle Begins
Victory Against All Odds

Due to technical difficulties, the service for Chapter 7 was not recorded.

November 10th, 2019
Chapter 8 - A Few Good Men... And Women
Victory Against All Odds - Strength through Weakness

 

Chapters 9-21 coming soon! Stay tuned.


March 15th, 2020
Chapter 22 - The Birth of the King
The Man with the Plan: The Father's Plan
 

March 22nd, 2020
Chapter 23 - Jesus' Ministry Begins
The Man with the Plan - The Rescue Plan
 


March 29th, 2020
Chapter 24 - Jesus: No Ordinary Man
The Man with the Plan - The Bread of LIfe Plan
 

April 5th, 2020 - Palm Sunday
Chapter 25 - Jesus, Son of God!
The Man with the Plan - The Royal Life Plan




April 10th, 2020 - Good Friday
Chapter 26 - The Hour of Darkness
Seven Words of Jesus from the Cross



April 12th, 2020 - Easter Sunday!
Chapter 27 - The Resurrection
He Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed!



April 19th, 2020
Chapter 28 - New Beginnings
Jesus Builds His Church - The Foundation



April 26th, 2020
Chapter 29 - Paul's Mission
Jesus Builds His Church - Adding Bricks



May 3rd, 2020
Chapter 30 - Paul's Final Days
Jesus Builds His Church - To Withstand Storms
 


May 10th, 2020
Chapter 31 - The End of Time
Jesus Builds His Church - Completion Date