Have you ever read through the entire Bible?
- If not, is there something that intimidates you about it?
- If so, what was a difficult aspect about understanding it?
If you were talking to a friend and they asked, “What is the main point of the Bible?” How would you respond?
I have started a series at Liberty entitled “Unrolling the Scroll: Seeing the Bible’s Big Story.” It is intended to be an overview of the story of Scripture and how we ought to go about reading it.
There are six weeks dealing with the following themes:
- Scripture’s Structure
- The Big Story of Scripture
- Christ the Center
- Reading Scripture in light of Christ
- Applying God’s Word
- Biblical Theology
In this series I am aiming at people who have a general Bible knowledge but feel as though they can’t piece it all together. Perhaps they have tried to read their Bible, maybe reading large portions of it, but could never answer the question, “So how does it all fit together?” This series is for a person in that situation.
My goal is that at the end of the series the listener would have a greater love for God, a greater appreciation for Scripture, and a greater desire to share that with others. As the Psalmist said,
“7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” (Ps 19)