Home Considering JesusLearning to Enjoy the BibleHow did we get the Bible?We can trust the BibleThe Purpose of the Bible and the Reason for Bible StudyBasic Principles of InterpretationTo Whom Is It Written?Biblical Customs & Figures of SpeechThe Manifestations of Holy SpiritThe Christian's HopeThe Story of the BibleIntroduction to the Story of the BibleThe Fall and God's Plan of RedemptionIsrael, God's Chosen PeopleThe Birth, Life, and Ministry of Jesus the RedeemerThe Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus the RedeemerThe New Covenant and the Administration of GraceThe Hope of the Lord's ReturnThe New Creation and the Eternal Kingdom


  The Story of the Bible  

This is the Story of the Bible.

Introduction to the Story of the Bible

This session begins with how God created the heaven and earth and everything we see in the universe. God created the world because he loved humankind and wanted a habitation for them to dwell where he could enjoy an intimate relationship with his creation.

The Fall and God's Plan of Redemption

The story continues with Adam and Eve disobeying God and the world being corrupted by the entrance of sin. But God starts a plan to redeem what has been lost. He chooses one person, Abraham, through whom he is going to begin his plan to restore creation.

Israel, God's Chosen People

From Abraham’s descendants, God chooses the family of Jacob (who is renamed Israel). Through this one nation, God would bring about a Messiah, a redeemer, who would rescue God’s people from sin and death.

The Birth, Life, and Ministry of Jesus the Redeemer

After centuries, the long-awaited Messiah has finally come, born of a virgin and born in Bethlehem. His name is Jesus, and his teaching and ministry announced the coming kingdom of God with power and authority. But the message of God’s Messiah was not well-received by all of God’s people and the Jewish leaders began to plot a way to kill him.

The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus the Redeemer

God’s Messiah was taken, tortured, and brutally executed on a cross. But that is not the end of the story. For after 3 days, the Messiah was raised from the dead by God, and then after appearing to many as a testimony of God’s power, he ascended into heaven.

The New Covenant and the Administration of Grace

The death of the Messiah was the beginning of something new --- a New Covenant. The prophets of old had prophesied of a time in the future when God would forgive the sins of his people, give them an inheritance, and restore them to the land that he promised. It was Jesus the Messiah who brought to fulfillment all the covenant promises God had made to Abraham, Israel, and David.

The Hope of the Lord's Return

Jesus is at God’s right hand until the appointed time when God will send him again to gather together God’s people. And just as God raised Jesus from the dead, all those who have died in faith will be raise by that same power. And when Christ appears, we will also appear with him in glory.

The New Creation and the Eternal Kingdom

At the end of days, God will wage war on the devil through the Messiah and the devil will be destroyed along with all of God’s enemies. Then finally, the restoration of creation that God has been planning since the time when Adam and Eve first sinned will come to pass and all things will be created new. There will be no more sin, suffering, or death, and God’s people will dwell with him on a restored earth for eternity.