GOD'S SALVATION STORY
The Bible is one big story of God and His rescue mission through Jesus to restore what was lost in Eden. Many stories in the Bible advance this story.
- The first mention of the gospel (Genesis 3:15)
- The tower of Babel (Genesis 11)
- The Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:1-3)
- The lineage of Jesus (Matthew 1; Luke 3)
WHAT DOES A PARENT OR LEADER NEED TO KNOW?
- The Bible is one big story.
- The Bible is not compiled in chronological order.
- Individual Bible stories connect to the bigger story of the Bible.
WHAT DOES A PRESCHOOLER NEED TO KNOW?
- The Bible teaches that God loves us and is in charge of everything.
- The Bible is one big story of how God rescues us.
WHAT DOES AN ELEMENTARY KID NEED TO KNOW?
- God's salvation story consists of three big movements— creation, fall, and rescue.
- God created Adam and Eve to be in relationship with Him and to worship and serve Him.
- God's salvation story brings people into a family of believers.
WHAT DOES A PRETEEN NEED TO KNOW?
- Israel plays a role in God's salvation story.
- The Church plays a role in God's salvation story.
- Jesus' return–when He will make all things new– is the completion of God's salvation story.