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.
The life of Joseph shows us that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Joseph trusted God in the good and the bad. God can be trusted and has a plan for our lives. Memory verse: Psalm 146:5.
Joseph is such a great reminder that obedience to God is best, no matter the circumstances. We are also reminded that God works all things together for good to those who love Him. Memory verse: Romans 8:28
God hears His people. He heard the Israelites cry out for help and put His plans into action. God had already saved Moses to deliver His people. God has a plan for each of us. Memory verse: Jeremiah 29:11.
Israel needed a way out of Egypt. The blood of the Passover Lamb protected them and God delivered them. We need a way out of the sin that enslaves us. The blood of the Lamb of God was spilt to make that way. Memory verse: John 1:29. This year, Easter fall
After the exodus, God continued to show Himself faithful by opening the Red Sea. Once in the wilderness, God made it evident that He wants to communicate with us. He gave us His Word, the Ten Commandments. But we see that the Law is simply a tutor, meant
Even though Israel complained and sinned as Moses received the Ten Commandments, God desired to live among His people. He gave instructions for the tabernacle and when it was finished He moved in, in the form of a cloud. Many years later, God sent His Onl
God had promised Abraham a new people and a new place. With the crossing of the Jordan and the destruction of Jericho, God moves His people into the place they have waited for. Memory verse: 1 John 2:25.
When the people of Israel wanted to be like all the other nations and have a king, they were really rejecting God. The people’s king was disobedient to God. God desires our obedience more than sacrifices. Memory verse: 1 Samuel 15:22.
God chose King Saul’s replacement before he left the throne. God’s choice was David, the shepherd boy. God doesn’t judge people the way we do. God looks at the heart. Memory verse: 1 Samuel 16:7.
God promised that King David’s son would follow him as king. God would also allow him to build God a house. King Solomon, King David’s son, pleased God by asking for wisdom. King Solomon also built God a house, the Temple. Solomon failed to continue follo