The Whole Family, The Whole Bible, The Whole Year
Fairfield Grace will be embarking on an exciting journey starting October 4th by reading the Bible in a whole new way, through “The Story“, written by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee.
The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together with transition text into a single grand narrative. For those intimidated or overwhelmed by the unabridged Bible, The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily.
Simple, accessible, and easy to use, churches are finding The Story a powerful way to engage their people in Bible reading like never before. As The Story brings the Bible to life, the broad scope of God’s message will penetrate hearts. People of all ages will be swept up in the story of God’s love and God’s plan for their lives.
Our children’s program will also be following The Story with a specially written version just for them. Check out the Sunday School Ministry for more details.
For more information on how to order the book or about the program, please contact Karen Price.
Format of the program:
- Read the chapter before the Sunday service it will be discussed
- Join a small group discussion, if desired, the week leading up to Sunday service
- Wednesday at 10:10am in the Parlor
- Thursdays at 6:45pm in the Parlor
- Sundays at 9am in the Parlor (just before service – childcare is available)
- Attend Sunday service at 10am for a sermon lesson on that chapter or participate in children’s Sunday School ministry for that same week
The Story sermon schedule is listed below. Chapters should be read the week before the sermon, and discussed in small groups leading up to the Sunday noted.
Suggested ways to journal your experience while reading each chapter this year:
- What did you learn about God, yourself or others in this chapter?
- How do the events in this chapter relate to the overall Story and God’s pursuit and redemption?
- What do you struggle to understand or embrace from this reading?
- Write a one or two sentence summary of this chapter.
- Write out a prayer to God of appreciation or petition.
- How does this chapter point to Jesus, or challenge you to be more like Him?
- Is there something you learned that needs to be shared with others?