The Greatest Story Reading Plan
The Greatest story
The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history. This ancient library of stories, letters and poems has the power to transform the way we think and feel about everything. We can become so familiar with the Bible that we sometimes fail to see how novel, controversially progressive, and radical the stories really are. In our series "The Greatest Story: The Unexpected Narrative of Jesus" we explore the way the story of Jesus flips the expected narrative upside down.
We want to encourage everyone to engage with the Bible as we journey through this series so every week we will post a reading plan and discussion questions to this page for you to explore personally or in a group.
**This week's reading and next week's reading will be in preparation for Pastor Abraham's sermon on Sept. 29.**
For this week we'll be in Genesis chapter 15. As part of our series we want to encourage you to engage with the stories ahead of time. For this week we recommend reading Genesis 15: 1-10, 17-21.
For some expanded reading read also Genesis 14:8-24.
Take some time with these questions by yourself or with others!
Take some time with these questions by your self or with others!
God describes Himself as Abram’s shield and reward after Abram defends himself against kings and takes a plunder. What imagery would God describe Himself with in relation to what you are going through today?
God promises Abram the impossible and he believes God. In what area of your life do you need God to do the impossible? Do you believe He will? Explore your faith or doubt with God.
God is the one making a covenant with Abram in a world where humans make covenants with gods. What does this role reversal tell you about His feelings towards us?