The Greatest Story Reading Plan

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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. 

Reading Plan

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November 17th

For this week we'll be in Exodus chapter 20. As part of our series we want to encourage you to engage with the stories ahead of time. For this week we recommend reading Exodus 20:1-21
For some expanded reading read also Exodus 12:31-41, 19:1-11, 16-20

Take some time with these questions by yourself or with others!

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Take some time with these questions by yourself or with others!

  1. 1. In Exodus 19 God declares Israel His chosen people. In Exodus 20 He gives them His commandments. How can you see God’s expression of love in the commandments He gives?

  2. The Commandments are given following their freedom from Egypt. How can we view the Commandments as the culmination of the freedom God brings us?

  3. Do you view Exodus 20 as a burden of rules God places on us or do you view it in the light of the freedom God brings us? How can you change your perspective if you find yourself relating to this chapter in a negative light? Spend some time asking God to help you see His love in every commandment.