We reach the midpoint of Lent this week, and walk with God’s people through the wilderness and into the land of promise.
We hear of God’s ten best ways to live in the land, and see God’s patience with an ever-failing people. Finally comes David, a man after God’s own heart – here we see how to live rightly, loving God and walking in his ways.
How could it possibly have gone so wrong?
Surely there is no way out of such a mess.
Is this the end of the story?
Week 4 readings Starting 25th March (for duplicating and distributing in church)
Week 2 readings Starting 11th March (for printing at home for personal use)
What is The Big Story?
The story is told through poetic prose with daily narrative readings and passages from elsewhere showing how the Bible is one linked story.
You can add the verses between the shorter readings if you want more Bible, or you can just use the story if you want something quicker. Suitable for adults and children, it’s very versatile, and can be used in many seetings. You can use the readings daily, or cover all seven parts of the story together at a weekly Bible study group or on a Sunday.
Week 1 started in the time before time, and explored our place in creation, Week 2 traced the story of Abraham and his family, and Week 3 brought the children of Israel to the borders of the Red Sea. The series will end with the glory of Easter.
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 4 (2 x A5 on A4). PDFs will be published two weeks in advance to allow time for duplication and distribution. See below for all weeks.
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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