Gods Unfolding Story

God’s Unfolding Story: Moving Forward in Faith – A Year Through the Bible

God is not finished with us.  We are still being made and created.  We still are able to learn, mature, think, change, and grow.  We have the freedom to choose our paths, we can move forward, grow, adapt, change, or we can stay put, regress, lose our way.  Which path will we take, which road will we choose for our continuing faith journey?

Our faith was never intended to be a destination, a status, or a even a tuperware  container for all our spiritual stuff.  We open up the container when we need something spiritual, then close it and put in back in the fridge until we may need it again.  Faith is not the destination, but the journey.  Faith is the road we take.  Faith is our path from the old broken ways into the new creative life God has gifted.  The road we take as part of our faith journey, leads us into the future.  As we have experienced this year, sometimes our future is unknown, we can’t count on the past ways or normal life to comfort us, things change, and we must adapt, change, and move ahead the best way possible.

We invite you to join us on a special journey where we walk towards an unknown future trusting God to move us forward in faith.  Each week we will look at a story of God’s presence, protection, and providence of God’s people as they strive to move forward in faith. 

The road of faith is not finished, there is still much for us to learn.  Many we all keep walking the path God has placed before us, may we be encouraged by past stories of faith, may we trust God to lead us into our future stories, and may we allow God to create in us what is needed for us to move forward in faith.


God’s Unfolding Story: Moving Forward in Faith – A Year Through the Bible


The Story of Creation, Crisis, Calling, and Captivity

September 13 – Awe and Wonder: Genesis 1:1-2:3

September 20 – Being Human: Genesis 2:4-25

September 27 – The Problem with Desire: Genesis 3:1-13

October 4 – In Over Our Heads: Genesis 9:7-17

October 11 – God is up to something good: Genesis 12:1-9

October 18 – It’s never too late with God: Genesis 18:9-33; 22:1-14

October 25 – Choosing reconciliation over hostility: Genesis 32:22-33:11

November 1 – Working for our Freedom: Exodus 3:1-15

November 8 – Getting Slavery Out of the People: Exodus 20:1-21

November 15 – Calling us to move beyond violence: Deuteronomy 7:1-11

November 22 – Learning from the Bible’s Wisdom: Isaiah 1:1-2:5


The Adventure of Jesus

November 29 – Promised Land, Promised Time: Isaiah 40:9-11, Luke 1:67-79

December 6 – Women on the Edge: Luke 1:5-55

December 13 – Keeping Herod in Christmas: Matthew 1:18-2:15

December 20 – Full of Surprise: Luke 2:8-20

December 24 – The Light has Come: Isaiah 60:1-3; John 1:1-5, 9-10

December 27 – Sharing Gifts: Luke 2:25-32

January 3 – Jesus Comes of Age: Luke 2:39-3:14

January 10 – Jesus’ Invitation to Discipleship: Luke 4:1-30; 5:1-11

January 17 – A faith that works wonders: John 2:1-12

January 24 – Jesus the teacher: Mark 4:1-34

January 31 – Jesus and the multitudes: Luke 5:17-32

February 7 – Jesus and hell: Luke 16:19-31 or Matthew 25:31-40

February 14 – Jesus, violence, and power: Matthew 16:13-17:9


Joining Jesus’ Adventure

February 21 – New Identity: Matthew 5:1-16

February 28 – A New Path: Matthew 5:17-48

March 7 – Your Secret Life: Matthew 6:1-18

March 14 – Why we worry & judge: Matthew 6:19-7:12

March 21 – Making the choice to join in: Matthew 7:13-29

March 28 – A different kind of parade: Luke 19:29-46

April 2 – Everything must change: Luke 22:39-23:56


A New Day Has Arrived

April 4 (Easter) – A new day has arrived: Luke 24:1-32

April 11 – A new day of fellowship: John 20:1-31 or Acts 8:26-40

April 18 – A new day of discipleship: John 21:1-15

April 25 – A new day of worship: Acts 2:41-47

May 2 – A new day of partnership: Acts 16:11-40

May 9 – A new day of stewardship: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

May 16 – A new day keeps rising up: Acts 9:1-25 or 2 Corinthians 6:1-10; 11:22-33


Living in the Spirit of God

May 23 (Pentecost) – The Spirit is Moving: Acts 2:1-41

May 30 – Learning to Move with the Spirit: Galatians 5:13-26

June 6 – Spirit of Love: Ephesians 3:14-21

June 13 – Spirit of Unity and Diversity: Ephesians 4:1-16

June 20 – Spirit of Service: John 13:1-15

June 27 – Spirit of Power: Acts 4:1-31

July 4 – Spirit of Holiness: 1 Corinthians 3:9-15

July 11 – Spirit of Life: Luke 20:27-38

July 18 – Spirit of Hope: Revelation 21:1-8 or Revelation 22:16-21

July 25 – God is our Destination: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58



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