And here we are, the final video of this course on the Story of the Bible. Over the last three lessons we have talked about the nature of the Bible – it is a story and it is told by a really good story teller.
We looked at the structure of good stories and outlined that structure in the Bible. We looked at Chekhov’s gun and the many ways the Old Testament sets-up the coming of Jesus, and the ways in which Jesus fulfills those set-ups. We discussed why Jesus is the only way to salvation and showed how he is reversing the curse.
Finally, we talked about the impact of Jesus’s work on our lives today. Not just the work he did on the cross, but also the work He is to do in eternity. We are called to live as Citizens of Heaven, representing God to the world. We do this best when we live our lives by abiding in His presence, allowing him to transform our hearts and equip us to do what is right.
I hope this course has proven useful to you, and I hope it has given you a greater appreciation for God’s Word. I hope that, going forward, when you read the Bible you will discover new things and have a better understanding for how things fit together.
We are living inside an incredible story, and all of us are part of that story. The battle has been won, but we look forward to the day when Jesus returns to finally make all the sad things become untrue.
If during this course, you have recognized your need to repent and believe the good news, then I would encourage you to turn to God today. Grab hold of the bungee cord, give your trust to Him and become a citizen of His Kingdom.
If you’re not sure what that means or if you have questions, you are always welcome to contact us at Leader’s Go Last. We would love to help you in your faith however we can.
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Lastly, I want to leave you with this final thought. In any good story, the characters must persevere through hardships. We live in a broken world, and while it will be made new one day, we still struggle today.
The Apostle Paul suffered a lot in life – he was arrested, flogged, stoned, shipwrecked, and endured many trials. But he persevered, and in Romans 8:18 he gives us the secret:
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Life can be hard, but now that you know the end of the story, I hope that you will find greater strength to persevere. God has called you to be a part of the story of redemption, and if you abide in Him, you will help bring others into His Kingdom and you will make the world a better place.
Thank you for joining this class, and God bless.