The Story of the Word: Meditations on the Narrative of Scripture

The Story of the Word: Meditations on the Narrative of Scripture

by Trevor Laurence

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Overview

What is the Bible really all about? Is it primarily a work of history, tales of long ago? Is it a collection of spiritual episodes designed to inspire? Is it a series of moral stories intended to show you how to be a better person? Or is it more?
In forty-five devotional meditations, The Story of the Word explores the Bible from its beginnings in Genesis all the way to its glorious end in Revelation, showing how Scripture narrates God's story of the world, a story which finds its ultimate meaning and fulfillment in Jesus Christ. This book guides you on a prayerful journey through the major turning points in the Bible, inviting you to trace the developing storyline from creation to the cross to the consummation of history. And as you learn to read the story of the Bible as the story of Jesus, you'll discover how you fit in to the wondrous story God is telling.


""From the Garden of Eden (Genesis) to the New Heavens and the New Earth (Revelation), Trevor traces the words and actions of the covenant keeping God. An excellent read for anyone who wants to get the big picture of God's actions in history; and His plans for the future. The Story of the Word is readable, succinct, and applicable to life.""
--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, Author of The Five Love Languages

""Too many Christians know Bible stories, yet miss the Bible story. InThe Story of the Word, Trevor Laurence helps guide the reader through the unified narrative of Scripture with deep yet accessible meditations on the most significant plot lines of God's story, and how they find their ultimate meaning in Jesus Christ. Not only is Laurence a steady guide, he also writes with a warm pastoral heart. This is biblical theology at its best, a true gift for the church.""
--Matthew Z. Capps, DMin, Senior Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Apex, NC

Trevor Laurence (BA, University of Florida; MA Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as an elder of Trinity Church of Winston-Salem (PCA) in North Carolina. He is currently pursuing a PhD in theological ethics from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532611667
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Trevor Laurence (BA, University of Florida; MA Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as an elder of Trinity Church of Winston-Salem (PCA) in North Carolina. He is currently pursuing a PhD in theological ethics from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 From Creation to Christ

1 The Beginning of All Things 3

2 In the Garden of the Lord 6

3 The Fall of Man 9

4 The Flood of Judgment 13

5 God's Covenant with Abram 17

6 The Sacrifice of Isaac 21

7 Slavery and the Promise of Rescue 24

8 The Passover and Exodus 28

9 The Ten Commandments 31

10 Blessings, Curses, and Forgiveness 35

11 The Covenant with David 38

12 The Temple of God 41

13 A Baby and a Branch 44

14 The Suffering Servant of the Lord 48

15 The New Covenant 52

Part 2 From the Manger to the (Empty) Tomb

16 The Birth of the King 59

17 The Water and the Wilderness 62

18 The Ministry of Jesus 65

19 A Blessing and a Prayer 69

20 The Night Meeting 73

21 The Bread of Life 77

22 The Arrival of the King 81

23 A New Command 84

24 The Father, The Spirit, and the Son 88

25 The High Priestly Prayer 92

26 The Table of the Lord 96

27 In the Garden of Anguish 100

28 The Court of Injustice 104

29 The Cross 108

30 The Empty Tomb 112

Interlude 116

Part 3 From Christ's Ascension to Christ's Return

31 The Commission 123

32 The Ascension of the King 127

33 The Sending of the Spirit 131

34 Righteous by Faith 135

35 More Than Conquerors 139

36 Living Sacrifices 143

37 The Foolishness of God 147

38 By Faith or by Works? 151

39 Walk by the Spirit 155

40 The Riches of Grace 159

41 To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain 163

42 A Pilgrim Faith 167

43 The Throne and the Lamb 171

44 The Thousand Years 175

45 The End of All Things 179

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