To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God’s story, the tale of his great, overarching purpose that puts the individual stories together like panels in one unified mural. Bestselling author Max Lucado also adds some introductory insights. Through these 31 video sessions, The Story small group study opens your eyes to God’s master plan as it unfolds in the lives of the Bible’s characters. Discover the heart of God’s Upper Story and the joy that comes as you align your story with God’s.
In Session 1, "Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It," you will study foundational keys to the Christian faith.
In Session 2, "God Builds a Nation," you will be encouraged in knowing that God uses the ordinary to do extraordinary things.
In Session 3, "Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh," you will learn how some of the most difficult times are the God's best time to capture your heart.
In Session 4, "Deliverance," you will be challenged to think beyond your limitations to say yes to God.
In Session 5, "New Commands and a New Covenant," you will explore how God gives us laws and commandments for our protection and freedom.
In Session 6, "Wandering," you will learn how choosing the path God has planned for you leads to joy and intimacy with him.
In Session 7, "The Battle Begins," you will learn how to follow God without fear.
In Session 8, "A Few Good Men…and Women," you will learn how God is in the business of bringing sinful people back into relationship with him.
In Session 9, "The Faith of a Foreign Woman," you will learn that when things seem hopeless there's always a chance with God.
In Session 10, "Standing Tall, Falling Hard," you will be challenged to live according to God's standards rather than seeking to keep up with culture.
In Session 11, "From Shepherd to King," you will learn how seasons of wating and challenging prepare us for the future.
In Session 12, "The Trials of a King," you will learn that sin costs us as well as those around us.
In Session 13, "The King Who Had It All," you will be challenged to remember that starting well is easy but finishing well is a lifelong project.
In Session 14, "A Kingdom Torn in Two," you will learn how God desires unity and how he wants us to be agents of peace.
In Session 15, "God's Messengers," you will learn how God sent his prophets to bring warning to his people.
In Session 16, "The Beginning of the End (of the Kingdom of Israel)," you will you learn how prayer can make a difference in hopeless situations.
In Session 17, "The Kingdom's Fall," you will learn how godly correction can be a means to bringing hope and restoration.
In Session 18, "Daniel in Exile," you will learn the true meaning of integrity.
In Session 19, "The Return Home," you will learn how sometimes, when hope seems dead, God is about to do something really big.
In Session 20, "The Queen of Beauty and Courage," you will learn how God is near, present and working...even when we can't see him.
In Session 21, "Rebuilding the Walls," you will learn how God has called us to work alongside each other to accomplish his plans.
In Session 22, "The Birth of the King," you will be reminded how every event in history led up to the coming of Jesus, The Messiah.
In Session 23, "Jesus' Ministry Begins," you will learn how Jesus is the solution to the problem of sin in the world.
In Session 24, "No Ordinary Man," you will learn to tune your heart to be ready to receive truth.
In Session 25, "Jesus, the Son of God," you will learn to see Jesus for all that he is.
In Session 26, "The Hour of Darkness," you will learn to recognize how the dark hour of the crucifxion lead to the brightest hour in your life.
In Session 27, "The Resurrection," you will examine how the resurrection is the beginning rather than the end of something great.
In Session 28, "New Beginnings," you will study how in Jesus we have received the new beginning our soul longs for.
In Session 29, "Paul's Mission," you will learn to take the message of Jesus and apply it to your life's mission.
In Session 30, "Paul's Final Days," you will be challenged to not become content but rather continue growing in your faith.
In Session 31, "The End of Time," you will examine what is to come for those who are Christ-followers.