The Heart of Gods Story Bible Study Book includes small-group experiences for six sessions, individual study opportunities, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," and tips for leading a group.
This group Bible study explores the beauty and power of Gods unfolding story in Scripture, weaving the teaching around three key, interlocking themes: face, space, and grace.
Face focuses on Gods presence as the central theme of Scripture, moving from God walking with Adam and Eve in the garden, through Gods dwelling with the Israelites in the Old Testament, to the incarnation in Christ, to Gods indwelling presence in the church, and finally to the fully known presence of the Father and Son in Revelation as they dwell their people forever.
Space points to Gods creating a place for us to walk with Him and live for Him in the world, moving from the garden of Genesis 13, to the tabernacle, to the temple, to Jesus reconstituting the temple in the gospels, to the church as the new, better temple beginning on the day of Pentecost, and finally to the descent of the heavenly temple at the end of Revelation.
Finally, grace refers to Gods outward focus as He gives humanity a mission in the world, moving from our dominion over the earth before the fall, to the mandate to be a blessing to the nations in the Abrahamic covenant, to Gods heart for the nations seen throughout the Old Testament, to the Gospels focus on the nations, to the mission to the nations of the early church, and finally to all nations gathered in the heavenly city at the end of the age.
1. You Are Made for Gods Story
2. Getting to the Heart of Gods Story
3. Knowing Gods Face
4. Thriving in Gods Space, Part 1
5. Thriving in Gods Space, Part 2
6. Extending Gods Grace in the World
• Biblically rooted and gospel-centered content
• Leader tips
• Individual study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth
• Get a thorough grounding in Gods story.
• Understand the Bible as a whole.
• See that Scripture is the supreme source of truth for your life.
• Learn to know God better and to live on mission with Him in the world.
• Explore the fullness of the gospel to provide hope in the face of the worlds false stories.
• Discover the path to the joy that is found as the Holy Spirit makes Gods story your story.