An Evening of Reading through the Greatest story, ever.
So there we were, a small classroom full of missionaries, overcome by an utter sense of awe. My eyes were tearing up, and all I could do was pray in my very feeble words my overwhelming gratitude to God.
This has to be one of the most powerful exercises I’ve encountered.
What intrigued me the most about this experience, was that it wasn’t anything “special”.
There was no fire falling down, no miraculous healings, no prophets sharing a word,
just the Bible being read.
But with a very special intention…
To gather a big picture view of God’s story with mankind.
Reading Through the Greatest Story Ever
We tried this same exercise last year with some of the students we lead. My vision was to have a “Story” evening: where we could taste, hear and see God’s story with us. My goal was that each one of us would leave that evening with a renewed understanding of God’s story and his faithfulness.
So, interwoven between food, we read aloud through the Bible. Each one of us took turns reading through some verses I had picked out.
It was a lovely evening of friendship and the Bible, and the kids even joined us at the beginning. After dinner, we sent them off to bed, and continued to read the bulk of the verses while sharing in some tasty wine.
This is a great exercise for a small group, Bible study, discipleship group, or even a date night.
Simplify With Kids – Make it Your Own!
As of yet, we have not tried a full reading through with our little ones.
I think it’s possible though if you were to go through the verses and make it work for your family.
Missing the Big Picture
Do you like reading and dwelling on individual verses, and chapters of the Bible?
So do I.
In fact, this is how I dwell daily in the word.
Bit by bit.
Sometimes we’re so caught up focusing on the intricate details of each puzzle piece, that we forget to stand back and look at the puzzle in all it’s glory.
That’s what reading through these verses is like.
If you read these highlights aloud (even better with friends) it will renew your understand and vision of The Greatest Story Ever – The Bible.
Life Changing, Faith Boosting, Bible Reading
After my first experience reading through these verses in the classroom, I felt almost a bit silly.
Why hadn’t I thought of this before?
It was so simple, but so powerful.
I’m very grateful for Dr. Anita Koeshall who introduced this “Grand Picture” thinking and reading and has taught me so much personally.
Please try this out and tell me your experience!
I’d love to hear about how you use it with your family or small group, or discipleship group!
Today we are going to see a few examples of God's hospitality in the Bible and be inspired by the King himself. But first, I want you to imagine yourself in a small village in Germany. It's a cold evening and you drive up the driveway to an old foreign castle. As the...
For February 14, do you prefer flowers, chocolates, or your head cut off? Below you'll find out what St. Valentine's story and those things have to do with each other. Maybe Valentine’s Day doesn’t elicit more than an annoyed sigh from you. Or it puts you under...
In this particular post, we are going to look at four tips on how to create yourself a quieter environment, and become a steward of media instead of a servant. Isn't it an interesting thought that quiet and order DO NOT just happen. (Unless you are a hermit who lives...
A few years ago our family lead an outreach to Liberia, Africa with Youth with a Mission. We then only had two kiddos, both under the age of two. Perhaps many people would think of it as irresponsible of us to pack up our little family and lead a team of young adults...
In the last post, we talked about two parables: the Parable of the Talents and the Parable of the Virgins. Where we saw that Jesus used these stories to wake us up to be ready and prepared for when he returns. We saw that He has entrusted us with resources, time and...
Below you're going to find some inspiration about three God-given gifts and abilities you could be hiding today. But first... a story! A land owner, a kind and rich business man, comes to three of his employees with a proposal "I will be going away for a few weeks,...
As “I’ll be home for Christmas” is being played on the radio for the umpteenth time this December, most of us will not think twice about this - of course we’ll be home for Christmas! Meal planning, gift wrapping, church service - so much to take care of, so naturally...
Free 2019 Wall Calendar I've always loved free pretty printable calendars so I decided to make some for you this year. I decided to create a calendar with one Bible verse to meditate on for the month because this helps renew the mind. [et_bloom_inline...
Chances are you've had a headache. After living in Germany for over a decade I've become very reserved about using pain relievers. I would rather address the natural signs my body is giving me than cover them up with drugs. For a headache I tend to rather resort to...
Free Christmas Printable Art Free Printable Christmas Art That's About JesusAvailable when you subscribe to Life Lived Intentionally My sister is a wonderful woman, and I'm so glad we have a great relationship now. She has graciously made us some free...