Let’s Tell THE Story
What this means is that people respond to stories. We understand ourselves, our relationship to God, and our relationships with each other primarily through stories. Family stories, adventure stories, tales of tragedy, of celebration, of challenge, and of growth. (For more information on the study of human beings and our ‘penchant’ for stories, read a study done by Gregori Ciotti here: (http://www.sparringmind.com/story-psychology/ )
This fall, we are embarking on a story-telling adventure through the Bible. From September to the end of May, we’re going to attempt to capture the over-arching narrative of God and Humanity’s story: From creation, to fall, to call, to exodus, to wilderness, to waiting, to Saviour, to Spirit, to the start of the Christian church, to…. today. To us. You and I. The Bible is A story. One giant tale that spins its way through the lives of thousands. A narrative that morphs its way through story-telling, and law giving, and history, and poetry, and prophecy, and letter writing. This is God’s story… but it is OUR story, too.
The scripture readings each week will be taken from a new initiative called “The Narrative Lectionary”, out of Luther Seminary. The NL is a four-year cycle of readings which follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.
Have you ever wondered: What is the whole Bible really about!??
THE Story begins…
|Creation & Fall||Genesis 2 & 3|
|God’s Promise to Abraham||Genesis 15|
|God works through Joseph||Genesis 37 & 50|
|The Promise of Passover
*World Communion Sunday
|Exodus 12:1-14; 13:1|
|Golden Calf||Exodus 32|
|God Answers Hannah||1 Samuel 1-2|
|God’s Promise to King David||2 Samuel 7:1-17|
|God’s Care for the Widow||1 Kings 17|
|Jonah & God’s Mercy||Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10|
|November 13th||God Calls Isaiah||Isaiah 6:1-8|
|November 20th||God Promises a New Covenant||Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28, 31:31-34|