Invitation and introduction to The Story

Thank you for joining all of us here at First Church as we begin an incredible 31 week journey through God’s incredible story.  The Bible is often described as, “The Greatest Story ever told”  and it is just that a story of God pursuing and striving to rescue lost and hurting people, a story of God’s love affair with humanity. The Story condenses this into 31 accessible chapters, and sweeps you away into the unfolding drama of people and events.  Using the NIV Bible it allows you the read The Bible like any good story book or novel, and like every good story there is plenty of drama, conflict, romance, intrigue, tragedy and redemption and best of all this story – is true!     

Please come and join us Sunday’s at 10:00 am and weekly in our small groups as we explore “The Greatest Story ever told”.

My encouragement to you is to make a commitment to join us each week and if you can’t listen to the audio of the message.  Secondly, spend time each week both on your own using the individual devotions to help you prepare for the coming week as you read the next chapter.  Each week additional questions will be posted online as well.  Thirdly, we are called to be in fellowship with others around God’s Word – the Bible so for the next 31 weeks please commit to joining one of the following (small groups, bible study group, women’s group, men’s group etc.), as we grow together in Christ for the sake of the kingdom here and in the world.    These groups and the times that they meet are found in the narthex at The Story resource table. 

Excited to see the Lower Story that God is writing here in Ravenna over the coming year. 

Grace and Peace be with you,

Pastor Steve