The Story

September 8, 2013 Pastor: Ryan Rice Series: Special Messages

Topic: The Story

THE STORY INTRODUCTION

Many people know stories of the Bible. Most of us don’t know the Bible as “The Story”

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INTRODUCTION

“In short the good-news of Jesus Christ is incoherent unless it is securely set into a Biblical worldview”      D.A. Carson

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THERE ARE FOUR CHAPTERS IN THE STORY...

CHAPTER 1: CREATION

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

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THERE ARE FOUR CHAPTERS IN THE STORY...

CHAPTER 2: FALL...

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

                Romans 3:23

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned

               Romans 5:12

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THERE ARE FOUR CHAPTERS IN THE STORY...

CHAPTER 3:RESCUE

Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.

              Galatians 1:4, NLT

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THERE ARE FOUR CHAPTERS IN THE STORY...

CHAPTER 4:RESTORATION

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

                  Revelation 21:3-4

Behold, I am making all things new.” 

                  Revelation 21:5

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