Have you wanted to better understand what the Bible is all about? We are being led this Lent and Easter season into an ambitious teaching series called Whole Gospel: The Bible’s Epic Drama. It comes with several exciting parts to it:
+ Sunday teachings will explore the “Six Act Drama” of the Bible’s really Good News – the whole Gospel for the whole world! I have been using this six act framework for several years in my Biblical Thought course at URI. It is essential for getting a grasp on the Big Picture, that in Christ, God is bringing restoration and reconciliation to His world. He wants us to truly Flourish!
+ I encourage you to read the The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story, the main text I’ve used in my URI course…it is in Kindle ebook form also. There is a chapter on each of the 6 Acts that you can read following each of the sermons: (Creation, the Fall, Covenants w. Israel, Jesus, Church, and New Creation.)
+ We will provide opportunities for more indepth study: reflections through the days of Lent; podcasts; questions for personal and small group study; Sunday morning class, and more.
+ During Holy Week (Palm Sunday through Easter) we will host a wonderful new experience we’re calling an Easter Celebration of the Arts! Check here for details about the events and how to submit art, poetry, music, photography, etc. Invite your world to come and see!
(My sermon, “For the Sake of the Gospel“ from 2/8/15 gives some helpful background to the importance of better understanding the “Whole Gospel” in today’s culture.)