When we discover the bible as one grand story of redemption, that’s when it really comes alive, that’s when Jesus becomes even more beautiful to us. Today Brad Gray of Walking the Text (walkingthetext.com) helps us with this big time. First he shows us the thread of shalom that runs from Genesis to Revelation. Shalom is this idea that everything is as it should be, which is not the reality in our world. But God’s plan has always been to make everything right through Jesus and then through us, his people!
Then we dive into how the gospel of Matthew connects the dots between the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament) and the new. Specifically how Matthew accurately paints Jesus as the second and final Moses who leads into freedom from sin, Satan, slavery and death. Then we want to know if the hypersensitivity to hygiene due to Covid 19 has altered our view of the 10 second rule—you know, will you pick that food off the floor that you just dropped and still eat it?
And finally we get some practical ideas on how to read the bible as story and what happens in us as we learn to do this. Check out a 73 minute teaching at walkingthetext.com called The Restoration of All Things to get the 30,000 foot view of what the one story of the bible is. Share this if it encourages you!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.