Genesis 1:1 & Revelation 21:1&3
Genesis - the beginning
In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water. Then God commanded, “Let there be light” — and light appeared.
Revelation - the end
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: “Now God’s home is with human beings! He will live with them, and they shall be his people…”
- In 30 seconds how many stories, events and characters from the Bible you can name?
All great stories have a beginning, a problem that needs solving and an end.
- How does the Bible story begin?
- What’s the problem that needs to be solved?
- And how does it end?
The greatest story ever needed the greatest hero to sort things out.
- Who was he and what did he do?
The best thing about this story is that it continues and we are invited to be part of it.
- In what practical ways can we play our part in the greatest story ever? (Focus discussion around how we can connect with God and love other people.)
Over the next few weeks we will discover how the greatest story ever unfolds and the part we get to play in it. But for now, let’s pray.
Thank you that you are the author of the greatest story ever. Thank you that you sent Jesus to be the hero. Please help us as we find out more about this story and as we learn about playing our part.
Set up your own visual storyline. Download, print and cut up your first set of cards, “Beginnings”.
You can place the “Beginnings” marker at the start of your story line - once you’ve printed it out.
We hope you are enjoying the story so far. We would love to hear your thoughts on what’s working and what’s confusing? Thanks