Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Bible As Story (#8) Act 3: Israel—The Identity of the Nation

My granddaughter told her mother who is from Mexico to not speak Spanish to her all the time. Her mother replied, “I do it because I want you to remember where you came from.” Even though Tammy was born in … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#7) Act 3: Israel—The Birth of a Nation

The promise God made to Abraham that” I will make of you a great nation” was not fulfilled immediately. When God made that promise Abraham had no children. God miraculously fulfilled His promise by giving him a son, Isaac, when … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#6) Act 3: Israel—People of Promise

“Story is the most natural way of enlarging and deepening our sense of reality, and then enlisting us as participants in it. Stories open doors to areas or aspects of life that we didn’t know were there, or had quit … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#5) Genesis 5-11: Consequences of The Fall

As the generations of man came and went in the unfolding story of God and His creation, the more they fell into sin. When we come to the 6th chapter of Genesis God is distressed with the sinfulness of man … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#4) Genesis 4: Consequences of The Fall

As the story of the Bible unfolds we are told not only of the initial fall of man from his place of favor with God, but the consequences of that fall are detailed in many different manifestations. We can only … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#3) Genesis 3: The Fall

If we were approaching the Bible for the first time and began reading “In the beginning God…” we likely wouldn’t wonder at every word and parse every phrase. We would naturally follow the flow of the story that is unfolded … Continue reading

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The Bible As Story (#2) “In The Beginning…”

As we suggested in the first article in this series, the very first words of the first book of the Bible are the lead-in to the story the author of the Bible is going to tell. They give us a … Continue reading

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