The Story (Page 3)

The Story (Page 3)

Community Christian Church explored God’s story as told in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We used an abridged chronological arrangement of the Bible (NIV) called The Story as an aid. In The Story, there are no verse references in the text, and the segments of scripture are woven together with transition text written to connect the story-line so it reads like a seamless story. For people new to the Bible, this way of reading scripture reduces the intimidation one can feel when approaching the full-length unabridged Bible, and it gives them a holistic and sequential picture of the story-line of scripture. For seasoned Bible veterans, the chronological arrangement of the essential texts reveals the way the whole Bible fits together in a single grand narrative. Copies of The Story are available at Amazon. Also available is a companion book, Exploring the Story. Learn more about The Story.

The Story Sermon Series

The Story Ch 11: From Shepherd to King

David’s life teaches us many valuable lessons. First, God looks at our heart while people look at our external appearance. Second, to overcome problems, we should focus not on the problem or ourselves, but on God.
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The Story Ch 10: Standing Tall, Falling Hard

In 1 Samuel 1-15, the Israelites wanted a king and rejected God. God gave them what they wanted and Saul ruled over them. Ultimately, Saul’s leadership enslaved and failed them. The lesson is that we should let God be the king of our lives.
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The Story Ch 6: Wandering

When Moses and Israelites wandered for 40 years, God used the journey to develop a relationship with them, taking the long route to turn whiners into worshipers, transferring them from the kingdom of self to the kingdom of God.
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The Story Ch 5: New Commands and a New Covenant

God gives Israel commandments for living with him and each other; commandments liberate us and draw us closer to God. God tells Israel how he wants to dwell among them, in a tabernacle; but in the NT, our bodies become the temples of the Holy Spirit.
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The Story Ch 4: Deliverance

The story of redemption and deliverance of the Israelites from the hands of the Egyptians lays the foundation for an even greater story yet to come: the sacrifice of God’s son on a cross.
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The Story Ch 2: God builds a nation

God called Abraham to build a nation. The one quality God required was faith. Through faith, Abraham obeyed God when he didn’t know where he was going and trusted God when it did not make sense.