Pages: The Story of God's Love through the Bible

Over the centuries, the pages of the Bible have told one beautiful story: the story of God’s redeeming love. In this sermon series (February-April 2018), Hope Church will take a journey the through the pages of scripture, grow in our understanding of the totality of God’s word, and discover together that every page reveals God’s redemption mission through Jesus Christ.

This webpage is designed to help you stay up to date with the series as well as give you some resources to dig deeper in your study and find your place in the story! We are praying that, in this series, the Holy Spirit of God would take the word of God and bring about transformation in our lives that overflows into the lives of those around us!

 

A Prequel...

As we jump into a series on the story of God's word, our pastor, Vance Pitman, preached a powerful message answering the question: "Can we really trust the Bible?" This is a great prequel to our 11-week study, Pages!

II. dig deeper

As Pastor Vance shared in week one of Pages, we obviously will NOT be able to preach through every single passage of the Bible in this 11-week series. Because of this, our Pastoral Team has put together (alongside the reading plan that you can download by clicking the banner above) daily reflection questions for each day's reading. These reflection questions will help you daily dive into the story of God through the pages of Scripture. 

Download Reflection Questions for Weeks 1-4

Download Reflection Questions for Weeks 5-8

IIi. sermon resources

This section will be updated weekly after each sermon in our series. Resources will include articles, blogs, book recommendations, prayer points and more!  

Week 1: The Story of God 

Watch the message

STUDY RESOURCE: Matthew Henry’s Commentary of the Bible

BLOG RESOURCE: A Basic Overview of the Bible

AUDIO RESOURCE: An Overview of the Whole Bible

BOOK RESOURCE: The Jesus Bible

Week 2: The Creation - Where Did It All Come From and Why?

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WEB RESOURCES:

• Answers in Genesis

• The Institute for Creation Research

VIDEO RESOURCE: What Should We Teach About Creation?

BOOK RESOURCE: The Genesis Record - A Devotional Commentary

Week 3: The Fall - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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WEB RESOURCES:

• What Truly Happened at the Fall of man?

• What is the Origin of Sin?

AUDIO RESOURCE: Where Did Satan's First Desire for Evil Come From?

Week 4: The Promise - What was God's plan to make it right?

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Abraham: One Nomad's Amazing Journey of Faith by Chuck Swindoll

WEB RESOURCE: The Promise to Abraham by Ligonier Ministries 

AUDIO RESOURCE: A Patriarch in Panorama by Chuck Swindoll

 

Week 5: The Pictures - How did God reveal His plan?

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Scriptures Testify about Me: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament

WEB RESOURCES:

• What Is Biblical Typology?

• Thinking About Typology

Week 6: The Law - Why did God give us rules?

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WEB RESOURCES:

• The Law of Moses and the Christian

• Christian Responsibility and Mosaic Law

Week 7: The Prophets - How Was God Proving His Promise?

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WEB RESOURCE: What does the Bible teach about the office of the prophet?

BOOK RESOURCE: The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

BOOK RESOURCE: Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

Week 8: The Incarnation - Who Is Jesus and Why Is He So Special?

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BOOK RESOURCE: Jesus: The Greatest Life of All

BOOK RESOURCE: Mere Christianity

WEB RESOURCE: How Is Jesus Christ Unique

Week 10: The Mission & It's Church: What is our part in God's plan?

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BOOK RESOURCE: Life of Mission: Joining the Everyday Mission of God

WEB RESOURCE: 3 Circles: Life Conversation Guide from NAMB

Week 11: The Coming Kingdom: How does it all end and what comes next?

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BOOK RESOURCE: Heaven by Randy Alcorn

SERMON RESOURCE: Heaven: A Sermon Series from Hope Church from September 2016