The whole story of the Bible is now how does God restore us to our intended place in right relationship to him and in a state of paradise. We fall because we want to take his place. The big problem of the world is sin. It has come into the world due to the free choice of people. Now begins the start of the whole plan to reinstate people to their intended place. The fall is played out in everyone’s life (the concept of total depravity and the complete extension of original sin). The teaching points will be we choose to go our own way and god let us. Now he goes about the work of restoration (salvation).
Scripture Reference: Genesis 3
You’re God, I’m Not!
This is the beginning of the story, and if we begin wrongly then everything else will be off kilter. The main point of creation is to know that God is god and He has created all things good. The continuous spiritual transaction that we all must deal with is “God is god and I am not”. Creation is good and we are intended to be in relationship with God in paradise.
Scripture Reference: Genesis 1: 1-6, 1: 24-2:3
Discipleship will be our general theme over the next 26 weeks. We want to learn how to become better disciples and learn how to make disciples in the same manner of Jesus. This week I hope to give a broad overview to the importance of knowing God’s story, our story, and how they impact each other in the disciple-making venture. Come join the discipleship adventure!
Scripture Reference: I Thessalonians 1: 1-10