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Act Six, Part Two: The Vocation Forever Realized

Act Six, Part Two: The Vocation Forever Realized Our study this week is going to bring us full circle in the Biblical story. Over the course of five different Acts, we have watched the story of the Bible unfold for us. That story has been filled with drama, beauty, adventure, and even danger–grave danger–but as …Read the full blog…

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Act Six, Part One: The Vocation Forever Lost

Act Six, Part One: The Vocation Forever Lost We are quickly coming near the end of our study of the Bible as if it were a Six-Act play. We have followed the story of God and the human vocation throughout all of the Old Testament, and now much of the New Testament. We have seen …Read the full blog…

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Act Five: The Church — The Vocation Shared

Act Five: The Church — The Vocation Shared  As we continue on with our examination of the Bible in the form of a six Act play, this week we now come to the fifth Act of our story. This act is very important to us, not just because of the role it plays in the overall story, …Read the full blog…

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Act Four, Part One: Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer and Die?

Act Four, Part One: Why Did Jesus Have to Die?  In our last study together, we began to see how a dark theme emerged late in the Old Testament period. Since Israel had not lived up to the calling she had been given to be a kingdom of priests, God has once again banished her …Read the full blog…

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Act Three, Part Three: Israel Will Be Delivered Through Suffering

Act Three, Part Three: Israel Will Be Delivered Through Suffering For the last several weeks, we have been looking at how the story of Israel fits into the greater story of the Bible. Israel’s story represents the third Act, or third major section of our Biblical story, and represents the beginning of God’s answer to …Read the full blog…

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Act 3, Part 2: Israel Becomes Part of the Problem

Act Three, Part Two: Israel Becomes Part of the Problem In our last study we left Israel at the base of Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19) as they heard from God about the divine vocation that was being given to them. That vocation was to be “a kingdom of priests,” which was a kind of reassignment …Read the full blog…

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Act Two: Sin and Alienation – The Vocation Jeopardized

Act Two: Sin and Alienation – The Vocation Jeopardized This week we begin our second act of the Biblical story which I am calling, “Sin and Alienation.” This Act revolves around the story of the Bible’s first two people — Adam and Eve. The Bible is pretty short on details of what life was like …Read the full blog…

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