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Storied for Fall 2017

ArticleAugust 22, 2017

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    It’s the end of summer, school has started back, which means it’s time to jump into the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) for this time of year. Storied follows a cycle of Old Testament in the Fall, New Testament in the Spring, and we break for Summer (all of this inspired by the Narrative Lectionary). Be sure to bookmark this page as each week will get linked back here as an archive.

    Creation by the Word

    Setting the foundation that Jesus is behind it all from beginning to end. Jesus is the Word that brings all of creation into existence.

    9/10 — Creation by the Word (Genesis 1:1–2:4a)

    Bless the World

    From the beginning, it’s always been God’s plan to bless the world. Genesis and Exodus paint a picture of how God begins doing this after the fall.

    9/17 — Binding of Isaac (Genesis 21:1–3, 22:1–14)

    9/24 — Jacob’s Dream (Genesis 27:1–4, 15–23; 28:10–17)

    10/1 — God’s Name Revealed (Exodus 2:23–25, 3:1–15, 4:1–17)

    10/8 — God Provides Manna (Exodus 16:1–18)

    The Leader

    Jesus is the leader and we’re all followers. Samuel and Kings is full of stories about what happens when we try and make our ultimate leader a person instead of Jesus.

    10/15 — God Calls Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1–21)

    10/22 — God Calls David (1 Samuel 16:1–13; Psalm 51:10–14)

    10/29 — Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 5:1–5, 8:1–13)

    11/5 — God Speaks to Elijah (1 Kings 19:1–18)

    Towards Hope

    The prophets give us a story that moves us from desperation towards hope, awaiting the arrival of the Messiah to deliver us all. This series will take us pre-exile to post-exile and then towards Christmas where we celebrate the birth of this hope, Jesus the Messiah.

    11/12 — Amos: Justice Rolls Down (Amos 1:1–2; 5:14–15, 21–24)

    11/19 — Isaiah: A Child is Born (Isaiah 9:1–7)

    11/26 — Jeremiah’s Letter to Exiles (Jeremiah 29:1, 4–14)

    12/3 — Daniel: The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3:1, [2–7] 8–30)

    12/10 — Ezekiel: Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1–14)

    12/17 — Word Accomplishes God’s Purpose (Isaiah 55:1–13)

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