God's Big Plan
Chronological Bible Storying from Genesis to Revelation. This approach focuses on sharing God’s Word through stories that can be remembered and retold by anyone, no matter their level of literacy. You may find that some part of a particular lesson does not work well for your setting. As we say here at Mission Arlington, “Hang out and hover.” Hang out with your students. Get to know them as well as their strengths and weaknesses and adapt preliminary questions and the review to their setting. And constantly hover around John 3:16. Because of this, you will notice a distinctive difference in our lessons compared to traditional “storying.” Traditional storying builds up to the gospel, never giving details out of chronological order, thus an actual invitation might not be given until the life of Christ is taught. We have learned that we may have only one chance with those who hear us teach. In fact, we received a call years ago from a concerned mother wondering why her daughter had not learned about Jesus that day in Bible Study. The story she had learned about was Moses and had been Biblical, but we realized then the importance of sharing the gospel every time we meet.
God has always been and is all knowing. God has given us His Word, the Bible. Memory verse: 2 Timothy 3:16a.
God has always been, but angels are created. God created angels to serve as messengers and guardians. Lucifer’s disobedience led to his punishment. Memory verse: Colossians 1:16.
God is a big god and He does amazing things. By the words of His mouth, the world was created. Memory verse: Jeremiah 32:17.
God created the first man and then made a garden for him to live in. When the animals were not the right kind of helper for Adam, God created the first woman. God brought them together in the first marriage. He alone is worthy of our worship. Memory verse
Satan is God’s enemy, as well as ours. This lesson looks at the temptation of Adam and Eve and their sin. God’s Word must be believed and obeyed. There are consequences for disobedience. Memory verse: Psalm 119:11.
Life outside the garden, with it’s separation from God, teaches us our need to guard ourselves from sin. God is displeased with sin but is pleased with obedience. Memory verse: 1 Peter 5:8.
In a world of evil and disobedience, Noah pleased God. After paitently giving the world a chance to turn to Him, God destroyed the world with a flood. After the flood, God promised Noah that He would never destroy the world again with a flood. Memory vers
Out of all the people of the world God chose Abraham to make a promise with. And even though Abraham grew up in a home where idols were worshipped, he believed and obeyed God. Memory verse: Romans 4:3.
God is faithful. He keeps His promises. God gave Abraham and Sarah a son, Isaac, in their old age. Abraham was found faithful in his willingness to sacrifice his only son. Memory verse: John 3:16
God keeps His promises. His promise to Abraham was not just for Abraham. The promise passed from Abraham, to Isaac and then to Jacob. In Jacob, with his twelve sons, we begin to see the multiplication of Abraham’s descendants. Memory verse: Romans 4:21b.