The purpose of The Jesus Bible Study Series is to help readers understand that Jesus is front and center throughout the Bible. He is as visible on the first page of Genesis as he is one the last page in Revelation—as present in the Garden of Eden as he is in the garden tomb and the new heavens and new earth. As readers follow this thread, they will discover a new depth to the Bible's meaning as they come to discover Christ in every chapter of the story.
In Beginnings, the first study in this series, readers will explore how their story begins with a creating God who made them in his image. They will see how the triune God worked through the Son to bring about the creation of everything. "For in him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him" (Colossians 1:16). As they go through this study, they will begin to also see their place and purpose in this great story.
You have a story. It’s yours. Unique and different from anyone else’s. But in every story, there comes a moment when something goes wrong. The model marriage starts to unravel. The dream vacation hits a snag. The treasured possession is stolen. This tension drives the story. Everything that follows seeks to fix the problem and put things back together in a way that is beautiful, whole, and right.
The story of the Bible is no different. The opening chapters of Genesis reveal God’s perfect creation and the people he created to reflect his image in the world. But it isn’t long before tension emerges. The man and woman revolt. They rebel against God, reject his authority, and bring sin into the world. Everything that follows is God’s plan to put what’s been broken back together and restore humanity.
Revolt, the second study in The Jesus Bible Study Series, will help you grasp the depth of human sin so you can begin to make sense of your own struggles and the reality of a fallen world in which we live. Most importantly, you will see that God is not content to just allow you to exist in this desperate state. From the very beginning, he’s always had a plan to redeem you and restore his relationship with you.