Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible, beginning February 4.
What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-.
Below you'll find a list of the weekly readings we'll be following (you can also download a list here). Whoever is teaching on Sunday may expand the range of scripture, but the list provides the heart. Some of the readings are short, some are a little longer than short, none are intimidatingly long.
When following the readings, you might consider a couple practices to assist with entering into the story:
1) Lectio Divina
2) Imaginative Prayer
Over the course of the 12 weeks, we'll keep a running list of additional resources at the bottom of this page. These are books, sites, etc. that we like to turn to when looking for insight or simply enjoy.
Feb. 4 The Creation | Genesis 1:1-5
Feb. 11 | The Promise | Genesis 12:1-3
Feb. 18 | The Exodus | Exodus6:2-8
Feb. 25 | The Covenant | Exodus 6:5-8, 20:1-17
March 4 | The Conquest | Joshua 1:1-6
March 11 | The Kingdom | 1 Sam 13:8-9, 17:36-37 ; 1 Kings 11:1-6, 1 Kings 12)
March 18 | The Warning/The Return | Lamentations 3:22 ; 2 Chronicles 36:15-23
March 25 | The Coming | John 1:1-5
April 1 | The Resurrection | John 20:11-16
April 8 | The Mission | Matthew 28:16-20
April 15 | The Church | Romans 12:1-20
April 22 | The Revelation | Revelation 21:1-5
Weekly Readings Downloadable List
The Bible Project
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Book Of God by Walter Wangerin