The Bible is the one fairy tale that’s true. It’s starts out, “Once upon a time,” and finishes with, “And they all lived happily ever after.” And there is a LOT of really hard, bitter, and beautiful things in between. Today Kandi Zeller, Editor of the Unlocked teen devotional and podcast from Keys for Kids joins the team to talk about the one beautiful, breathtaking story of the Bible (unlocked.org). First we talk about how the Old Testament points forward to Jesus and the New Testament points back to him.
And then we talk about how the story of the Bible is good news because it’s true, and shows us how God is setting everything right! Next we look at the first promise of Jesus in the Bible, it’s right at the beginning. The rest of the bible really is the unfolding of that passage. Then we have a conversation about how the story of Abraham being asked to sacrifice Isaac points to not only the death of Jesus for our sins, but also to the resurrection!
Next Kandi shares how the Bible confused her before she understood its one story—now knowing the story she sees that it’s all about God’s grace and a life filled with hope. Because even in the hard times we can know that one day “all the sad things will come untrue.” And finally Kandi shares how knowing the one story of the Bible gives her security as an “ex legalist.” 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.