What we believe changes how we live.
For thousands of years, stories and oral traditions were the key means for Jewish and Christian people to learn about and experience God. Interacting with the biblical narrative through stories is one of our primary ways of teaching and engaging the Word. We interact with these stories as a way to understand, experience and connect with God through his Word in community.
Listed below are some helpful resources:
If you're about to lead the Story without having experienced it firsthand, these notes should help. They give you both the why and the how of telling the Story well.
The Story of God is edited for elementary school aged children. This is a great tool to use with your kids at home, in your Missionary Community, and for teaching at Sunday gatherings.
A 10 week experience of the Story that is focused on laying the initial foundation for discipleship—both for those who already believe the gospel and those who are investigating it. This is the version of the Story that we recommend you use in your Missionary Community.
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of all is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. From Noah, to Moses, to the great King David---every story points to him. He is the missing piece to the puzzle---the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the story unfolds, children will pick up the clues and piece together the puzzle.
The ESV Student Study Bible is ideally suited for students who are serious about God’s Word—who want to learn more about what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life.
With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous new features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 new Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today. Suited to high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of God’s Word.
The ESV Study Bible was created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way. Combining the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV text, it is one of the most comprehensive study Bibles ever published.
The ESV Study Bible features more than 2,750 pages of extensive, accessible Bible resources, including completely new notes, full-colour maps, illustrations, charts, timelines, and articles created by an outstanding team of 93 evangelical Christian scholars and teachers. In addition to the 757,000 words of the ESV Bible itself, the notes and resources of the ESV Study Bible comprise an additional 1.1 million words of insightful explanation and teaching-equivalent to a 20-volume Bible resource library all contained in one volume.