the bible is story

storyWhen we present the Bible to our youth as a collection of guidelines, principles, and stories, we rob them of the opportunity to see the grand arc of God’s Big Story – the single, unified, awe-inspiring story God is unfolding from before the creation of time and space, to well beyond our understanding in the future.

One of my greatest joys in youth ministry in recent years has been helping students understand how their stories can intersect with God’s Big Story, and that God invites them to be an active participant in His unfolding story of creation, grace, love and restoration!

5 thoughts on “the bible is story”

  1. So true. I am guilty of reducing God great story to a few do’s and don’ts. I’d like to think I am getting better at telling His story as I get older. :)

  2. It is so important that we help them understand their role in the greater story. It is like starting a movie in the middle and not giving the beginning or the end.

  3. It’s so true. We have been going through The Story (Zondervan) with my group this year and they are really growing. They are starting to get a hint (well really just a sniff) of how it all comes together. Those in small groups, who are actually reading the book, going to Sunday morning AND diving in real deep in small group discussions are getting the flavor of it too. I live that they are learning how it all fits together and we aren’t all that different from the Israelites. They are also learning chronological order to history instead of a bunch of disjointed stories. Love this curriculum, and love your stuff too.

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