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Cover to Cover: Understanding the Bible's Big Picture -Part 3

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The Bible tells the story of who God is and how He redeems His people through the provision of His Son.

“Though God is beyond our comprehension, we can know him and speak meaningfully about him because he has revealed himself to us in the written and living word.” James Hamilton
On any given day there are close to a half million kids in foster care in the US.
Every 9 minutes child protective services substantiates or finds evidence for a sexual abuse situation agains a child.
According to World Health Organization, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
That means more than one abortion per second.
Genesis chapter 2 pictures God and man in perfect relationship.

God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule experiencing His blessing.

Illustration - Tsunami of the Indian ocean showed us a picture of paradise laid waste in a cataclysmic even. How do we move from

The story of the Bible tells us that something has gone terribly wrong.

Genesis 3:1–6 ESV
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

The story of the Bible tells us about an ancient villain.

The story of the Bible tells how the villain assaulted the people of God by attacking the word of God.

The story of the Bible tells about the villain’s attack on God’s word.

He wants you to doubt God’s word.

He wants you to disbelieve God’s word.

“Did God Actually”

He wants you to disobey God’s word.

The story of the Bible reminds us that everyone answers to God.

Genesis 3:7–13 ESV
7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. 8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

The story of the Bible teaches that God saves His people through judgment.

Genesis 3:20–21 ESV
20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
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