On the week of April 7, several of our Growth Groups and our Youth Group will begin a study of Biblical Theology, looking at the entire storyline of Scripture through 16 key Bible passages and 16 key words. This study will take us basically through the end of the year, taking off for the summer (from VBS through the end of August) We will take our structure from Chris Bruno’s books The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses and The Whole Message of the Bible in 16 Words. We will study straight from Scripture about the progressive (I know this is usually a bad word in our circles, but not here) revelation of God in Scripture, understanding the unfolding redemption narrative.
If you are wondering why I think this study is so essential, here are a couple of articles to help you understand the importance of studying Biblical Theology. I hope you will join us in one of our Growth Groups (Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays in the evenings).
10 Things You Should Know About Biblical Theology (Chris Bruno)
Biblical theology helps us see the glory of God across the Scriptures more clearly. As we see God’s sovereign plan of redemption unfold in the single unified story of the Bible, as we see his wise and loving hand guiding all of history to bring it to his intended goals, as we see the repeated patterns in Scripture that point us to Christ, this magnifies God and helps us see his great worth more clearly.
4 Reasons Why We Need Biblical Theology (Nick Roark, Robert Cline)
Some people approach God’s Word as if it were a collection of independent stories, or an assortment of advice and counsel, or even a universal cookbook with recipes for “the good life” scattered across its sixty-six books. But these approaches fail to bring to light the central purpose of Scripture.