THE CHURCH-WIDE JOURNEY
This is where you’ll find everthing you need for your epic church-wide journey, “What’s so amazing about Scripture?” All church-wide resources are below. Group Leaders will have been given additional videos to share in groups when you’re next together, or together apart online. Buckle up, you’re in for an amazing ride. Let’s go!
Week 1: Sunday Message
The Bible’s Impact. Discover the ways the Bible has changed the world and has the power to change yours.
Metaphors for the Bible. Awaken your passion for Scripture by surveying the picture-filled promises God’s Word makes about itself.
Week 1: Monday Personal Devo Video
The Divine Book. Fathom how God breathed out the words of Scripture and how this explains its power and authority.
Week 1: Wednesday Personal Devo Video
The Human Book. Don’t make the mistake so many make: bleaching out the human elements in your understanding of Scripture.
Week 1: Small Group Discussion
God’s Self-revelation Part 1. Find out how God has revealed some of himself to all people, and the surprising ways he comes much closer still.
Week 1: Friday Personal Devo Video
Week 2: Sunday Message
The Bible Jesus Read Part 1. Comprehend the first five stages in the remarkable, winding seven-stage story that the Old Testament tells.
The Bible Jesus Read Part 2. Grasp the disruptive historical events that the complicated second half of the Old Testament weaves itself into.
Week 2: Monday Personal Devo Video
Jesus and the First Church. Find out how the Bible reaches its highpoint in the Gospels, as well as the first five stages in the story of the New Testament.
Week 2: Wednesday Personal Devo Video
Paul’s Mission and Letters. Make sense of the man who blazed a trail by foot and by ink that marks the world to this day.
Week 2: Small Group Discussion
The Final Letters and the Canon. Get wise to the final stage in the New Testament story, and the centuries-long recognition of its 27 books as inspired.
Week 2: Friday Personal Devo Video
Week 3: Sunday Message
Find the Ancient Meaning. Learn the first question to ask of any passage in the Bible.
The Kinds of Genre. Detect the Bible’s ancient genres—after all, you wouldn’t read suspense, adventure, romance or science fiction in the same way.
Week 3: Monday Personal Devo Video
The Author’s Intent. Get wise to why reading a text outside of its context may land you up being a con.
Week 3: Wednesday Personal Devo Video
The Timeless Message. Use these seven digging tools to mine out what God might be saying to you in any and every biblical passage.
Week 3: Small Group Discussion
Clean your Lenses. Learn three ways to read your culture through the lens of Scripture, not Scripture through the lens of your culture.
Week 3: Friday Personal Devo Video
Week 4: Sunday Message
A Truthful Book. Think carefully, before declaring the Bible is “without error”, what you don’t mean by that.
Doubt your Doubts. Grapple with the four things in the Bible that make many doubt it’s really God’s book—genocide, slavery, sexuality and miracles.
Week 4: Monday Personal Devo Video
Consider How You Listen. Become receptive—as powerful as the “seed” of Scripture may be, its effect in your life depends on your soil’s quality.
Week 4: Wednesday Personal Devo Video
Listen to It Read and Preached. Have an aha moment to the power of hearing the Bible’s words read and preached as you sit side by side with others.
Week 4: Small Group Discussion
Read It and Study It Part 1. Absorb what you most need to know about reading the whole Bible and studying its parts.
Week 4: Friday Personal Devo Video
Week 5: Sunday Message
Memorize and Reflect On It. Go beyond the analysis of Scripture—learn the two most important ways to let its roots go deeper into your heart.
Experience It. Be coached into some ways to plunge your heart into Scripture—by praying, singing, journalling and imagining it.
Week 5: Monday Personal Devo Video
Pass The Baton. Learn why and how, even if you don’t have children, to pass a love for Scripture to the next generation.
Week 5: Wednesday Personal Devo Video
The Spirit and the Word. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes, to ignite a flame in your heart and to redirect your life on the paths of a transformed life.
Week 5: Small Group Discussion
Glimpses of the King. Discover how every page whispers Jesus’ name and how all the main themes, like bicycle spokes, converge on him as the axle.
Week 5: Friday Personal Devo Video
Spread the Word. Too good to keep something like this to ourselves, find ways to share it with those who are near and dear, far and wide.