Series: The Greatest Story
The Greatest Story: Creation - Chilliwack Campus
November 03, 2019 | Matt Shantz
It was Bobette Buster who said, "Narrative is our culture’s currency; he who tells the best story wins”, and she’s absolutely right. As we embark on a four-week series on The Greatest Story we begin with the first of four major movements in the Bible: Creation. God made a good world and gave His image-bearers a good purpose: to create and cultivate culture, and in so doing, reflect His glory.
From early childhood on, we live for stories. But we also live by them. How we understand the story we're in affects how we live.
We all long to be a part of a story bigger than our own. A story that’s big enough to incorporate and add meaning to our individual experiences. The Greatest Story reveals God and His purposes and to know the story is to make sense of life and the world.
The Greatest Story is also the biggest story: from eternity before time to eternal future! So in this 4-week sermon series we break down the metanarrative (big picture of the Bible) into four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration to help us get a handle on and 10,000-foot view of The Greatest Story.
The biblical story begins literally at the beginning. The middle has a myriad of twists and turns, setbacks and absolutely incredible advances. There’s a happy ending as well...but not one that comes cheap or easy.
There’s no story like the Bible’s story. Apart from the Jesus we encounter in the Bible, our deepest philosophical and theological questions can’t be answered as consistently or satisfactorily. Therefore, this isn’t just another story to take or leave, but the story we all find ourselves in and that most compellingly and convincingly answer the deep questions we all have.
You need this story! It's The Greatest Story there is.