We are all drawn to stories, including your students. Many times we connect the most with stories that reflect pieces of our own lives. We have been hard-wired to identify with and internalize stories as we see them unfold throughout the world.
Have you ever picked up a conversation in the middle of a story? Sometimes we think we can interpret, but our conclusion may be very different than the storyteller’s intention.
In Scripture we see a lot of individual stories that can stand by themselves, but when we learn how these stories connect together, we comprehend the narrative of God’s story: His plan of redemption through Christ.
Are your students missing key parts of the greatest story in history? The results of their misinterpretation can be devastating. As students hear pieces of the Bible without knowing the full story, they can begin to piece together a story of their own that may lead them to believe the Bible is about them — or that it’s just a manual for good, moral living.
Students will put trust in some kind of story in order to make sense of their lives. We must do everything we can to help them believe the right, true, full story of God’s redemptive plan. As student ministers, we need to pull back the curtain on the beauty of the gospel, the message that changes everything. We need to help students turn from focusing on themselves to being captured by the greatness of what God has done through Christ.
I want to introduce you to a bible study that does this very thing. This bible study is the new Gospel Project Chronological for students and it is designed to help your students see the full story, the true story of God’s plan of redemption through Jesus, the story of the Gospel.
The Gospel Project Chronological will be available for purchase June 1, but you can download four free preview sessions at gospelproject.com.