Thread: Following Jesus through the Bible

The Bible is a collection of 66 scrolls (or “books”) that all point to one person: Jesus Christ. The Bible contains many different kinds of literature, from narratives to poems to prophecies to parables to songs to proverbs and more. Despite the diversity of its parts, the Bible forms the foundation of the Christian faith through its unified story:

It is the story of the good Creator God who made all things.

It is the story of rebellious human beings who try to define good and evil for themselves.

It is the story of God’s faithful love in pursuing his people despite their many failures.

And at the center of it all is Jesus, the Son of God and the Savior of the world.

The Bible is a powerful and beautiful work, but it can be difficult to read. It’s long and complex, and it’s often hard for us to know how it can have an impact on our lives. Even if we want to read the Bible, how should we read it? More than that, how can we understand it?

This sermon series is meant to help us read the Bible and understand it. We’re going to focus on one book of the Bible each week, from Genesis to Revelation. Along the way, we’ll take a look at the unique features of individual books as well as explore how the books all point to Jesus. Join us for this journey as we follow the thread of the biblical story, the greatest story ever told!

How can I learn more about the Bible?

We got the idea for this sermon series from Riverview Church in Lansing, MI. They graciously gave us permission to use their materials in order to help more people know how to read the Bible.