Continuing our walk through the seamless story of the Bible, this week we meet Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They journey from Egypt to Canaan and back to Egypt meeting God in unexpected places and growing into God’s promise.
But then it looked like God had abandoned his people. Was the story about to end?
This follows from Week 1, which started in the time before time, and the series will end with the glory of Easter.
Each day tells a short part of the story, just three or four lines long, and each Sunday we find that the story might have ended, but with God’s grace it continues. We see how different parts of the Bible link together with two short Bible passages to accompany each part of the story.
Each week’s readings fit on a single side of A5, perfect to slip into a Bible. The readings start on Mondays, so that they can be distributed in church the Sunday before. Click here for a PDF of Week 2 (2x A5 on A4). PDFs will be published two weeks in advance to allow time for duplication and distribution. See below for all weeks.
You can use the readings daily, or save them up and do them all together at a weekly Bible study group or on a Sunday. You can add the verses between the short readings if you want more Bible, or you can just use the story if you want something quicker. It’s very versatile, and it’s up to you how you use it.
For families, you can represent each part of the story with a drawing or object stuck on a label, then hang the labels on a mini-tree to build up the story of God’s people day by day. There are instructions on how to make a Lenten Tree here
The Big Story – Schedule of Readings
|Week||to be published||readings start||The Big Story|
|Week 1||18th February||6th March (Ash Wednesday)||Creation to Fall|
|Week 2||25th February||11th March||Fall to Egypt|
|Week 3||4th March||18th March||Egypt to Red Sea|
|Week 4||11th March||25th March||Red Sea to David|
|Week 5||18th March||1st April||David to Exile|
|Week 6||25th March||8th April||Exile to Silence|
|Holy Week||1st April||15th April||Christmas to Easter|
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