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.
After Jesus’ death on the cross, Mary Magdalene and her friends went to the tomb to prepare Jesus’ body. They were surprised to find the stone rolled away. The angel’s message to her – “Why are you looking for someone who is alive where dead men should be
After His resurrection, Jesus met two men on the Road to Emmaus. Starting with Moses and then the prophets, Jesus explained to them why He had to suffer and die. Many of Jesus’ followers had a hard time believing that Jesus was alive without seeing Him. T
After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to over five hundred people. He walked through locked doors, He broke bread with His followers, and He ate with them. Before Jesus returned to heaven, He instructed His followers to go into all the world and He remin
The disciples waited in Jerusalem for God to keep His promise of sending the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came to all the believers. He comes now to those who believe. He cannot be seen, but His work in our life can: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
Before Jesus returned to heaven he commanded believers to be His witnesses. They were to start in Jerusalem, then move out to the neighboring cities of Judea, even farther out to areas like Samaria, and then to the whole world. They showed their love for
Jesus’ followers carried the good news all over their known world, but they couldn’t be everywhere at once to help new believers know how to live. God prompted them to write letters. These letters would teach new believers how to live. And these believers
Jesus has promised to return. He tarries because He is patient and wants everyone to know Him. As we look forward to His return, we should live blameless lives. Memory verse: 2 Peter 3:9.