Make this year the year you read the Bible through The Story 

Sundays

Jan. 6 to Aug.18, 2013

A 31-week journey through the Bible. 

Learn how your story weaves into The Greatest Story ever told.

 

The Story Study Groups are available Sunday through Thursday to go deeper.

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Go Deeper in Your Study of  The Story

The Story Small Groups

Sunday

Adult Study 8:45-9:55am Fellowship Hall

Monday

Heart to Heart Women’s Group 7-9PM Fireside Room

Tuesday

Pastor’s Men’s Study 7-8am Fireside Room

Wednesday

Heart to Heart AM Women’s Group

9:30-11:30am Library

All Church Bible Study 7-9PM Fireside Room

Thursday

Busy Mom’s Bible Study 9:15-11am CE Lounge



 

 

THE STORY        FPCM 2013

Sundays

Holidays

Chapters & Theme

Title

6-Jan

Epiphany

01 - Creation

Creation: The Beginning of Life As We Know It

13-Jan

 

02 - Abraham

God Builds A Nation

20-Jan

Marin Luther King

03 - Joseph

Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh

27-Jan

 

04 - Moses

Deliverance

3-Feb

 

05 - 10 Commandments

New Commands and a New Covenant 

10-Feb

Ash Wednesday

06 - Wandering

Wandering

17-Feb

 

07 - Joshua

The Battle Begins

24-Feb

 

08 - Judges

A Few Good Men...and Women

3-Mar

 

09 - Ruth

The Faith of a Foreign Woman

10-Mar

 

10 - Saul

Standing Tall, Falling Hard

17-Mar

 

11 - Young David

From Shepherd to King

24-Mar

Palm Sunday

12 - King David

The Trials of a King

31-Mar

Easter

Easter Sermon

BREAK THIS WEEK

7-Apr

 

13 - Solomon

The King Who Had It All

14-Apr

 

14 - Kings

A Kingdom Torn in Two

21-Apr

 

15 - Prophets

God’s Messengers

28-Apr

 

16 - Fall of Israel

The Beginning of the End

5-May

 

17 - Fall of Judah

The Kingdom’s Fall

12-May

Mother’s Day

20 - Esther

The Queen of Beauty and Courage

19-May

Pentecost

18 - Daniel

Daniel In Exile

26-May

Memorial Day

19 - Ezra

The Return Home

2-Jun

 

21 - Nehemiah

Rebuilding the Walls

9-Jun

 

22 - Jesus' Birth

The Birth of the King

16-Jun

Father’s Day

23 - Jesus' Ministry

Jesus’ Ministry Begins

23-Jun

 

24 - No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

30-Jun

Independence Day

25 - Son of God

Jesus, Son of God

7-Jul

 

26 - Hour of Darkness

The Hour of Darkness

14-Jul

 

27 - Resurrection

The Resurrection

21-Jul

 

28 - Early Church

New Beginnings

28-Jul

 

29 - Paul's Ministry

Paul’s Mission

4-Aug

 

30 - Paul's Final Days

Paul’s Final Days

11-Aug

 

31 - Heaven

The End of Time

 

 

NOTES

  • Red Dates are Communion Sundays
  • Easter Sunday will not be part of the Series.
  • May 12 is chapter 20. We are switching 18 & 20 for Mother’s Day



Timeline of  The Story

 

Chapter 1  Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It 

Creation 

Noah and the Flood Abram born (2166)     

 

Chapter 2   God Builds a Nation 

Abram moves to Canaan (2091) 

Isaac born (2066) 

Abraham offers Isaac (2050) 

Rebekah gives birth to Jacob and Esau (2006) 

Abraham dies (1991) 

Rachel gives birth to Joseph (1915) 

Isaac dies (1886)     

 

Chapter 3   Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh 

Joseph sold into slavery in Egypt (1898) 

Jacob and family settle in Egypt (1876) 

Jacob dies (1859) 

Joseph dies (1805)     

 

Chapter 4  Deliverance 

Moses is born (1526) 

God sends the plagues (1446) 

The exodus, Red Sea crossed (1446) 

Wilderness wanderings, God sends quail and manna (1446– 1406)     

 

Chapter 5     New Commands and a New Covenant 

Moses receives the Ten Commandments (1445) 

Moses spends 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai (1445) 

Aaron and the golden calf (1445) 

Building of the tabernacle (1445) 

 

Chapter 6    Wandering

Wilderness wanderings, God sends quail and manna (1446– 1406) 

Spies sent to Canaan (1443) 

Aaron dies (1406) 

Israelites camp in the plains of Moab (1406) 

Moses dies (1406)     

 

Chapter 7     The Battle Begins 

Joshua appointed leader (1406) 

Israelites enter Canaan (1406) 

Conquest of Canaan (1406– 1375) 

Joshua dies (1375)     

 

Chapter 8    A Few Good Men … and Women 

Judges begin to rule (1375) 

Deborah’s rule (1209– 1169) 

Gideon’s rule (1162– 1122) 

Samson’s rule (1075– 1055)     

 

Chapter 9     The Faith of a Foreign Woman 

Time of the judges (1375– 1050) 

Naomi and Ruth return from Moab Ruth meets Boaz 

Boaz marries Ruth     

 

Chapter 10     Standing Tall, Falling Hard 

Hannah gives birth to Samuel (1105) 

Samuel ministers under Eli The Israelites ask for a king Saul’s reign (1050– 1010)     

 

Chapter 11     From Shepherd to King 

Samuel anoints David (1025) 

David kills Goliath (1025) 

Saul repeatedly tries to kill David Saul dies (1010) 

David named king (1010)     

 

Chapter 12     The Trials of a King 

David’s reign (1010– 970) 

David commits adultery with Bathsheba 

Solomon’s reign (970– 930) 

Building of the temple (966– 959) 

 

Chapter 13   The King Who Had It All

David dies (970) 

Solomon’s reign (970– 930) 

Solomon displays great wisdom Building of the temple (966– 959) 

Solomon marries foreign wives and betrays God    

 

Chapter 14     A Kingdom Torn in Two 

Division of the kingdom (930) 

King Jeroboam I of Israel reigns (930– 909) 

King Rehoboam of Judah reigns (930– 913) 

King Ahab of Israel reigns (874– 853) 

King Jehoshaphat of Judah (872– 848)     

 

Chapter 15     God’s Messengers 

Elijah’s ministry in Israel (875– 848) 

Elisha’s ministry in Israel (c. 848– 797) 

Amos’s ministry in Israel (760– 750) 

Hosea’s ministry in Israel (750– 715)     

 

Chapter 16     The Beginning of the End (of the Kingdom of Israel) 

Fall of Israel (722) 

Exile of Israel to Assyria (722) 

Isaiah’s ministry in Judah (740– 681) 

Hezekiah’s reign (715– 686)     

 

Chapter 17     The Kingdoms’ Fall 

Manasseh’s reign (697– 642) 

Amon’s reign (642– 640) Josiah’s reign (640– 609) 

Jeremiah’s ministry in Judah (626– 585) 

Jehoiakim’s reign (609– 598) 

Zedekiah’s reign (597– 586) 

Ezekiel’s ministry (593– 571) 

Fall of Jerusalem (586)     

 

Chapter 18     Daniel in Exile 

Daniel exiled to Babylon (605)

Daniel’s ministry (605– 536) 

Nebuchadnezzar’s reign (605– 562) 

Daniel and the lions’ den (539) 

Fall of Babylon (539) 

 

Chapter 19 The Return Home 

First return of exiles to Jerusalem (538) 

Ministries of Haggai and Zechariah (520– 480) 

Exiles face opposition in building the temple Temple restoration completed (516) 

 

Chapter 20 The Queen of Beauty and Courage 

Xerxes’ reign in Persia (486– 465) 

Esther becomes queen of Persia (479) 

Esther saves the Jews from Haman’s murderous plot Days of Purim are established 

 

Chapter 21 Rebuilding the Walls 

Second return of exiles to Jerusalem under Ezra (458) 

Last group of exiles return to Jerusalem under Nehemiah (445) 

Exiles face opposition in rebuilding the wall Jerusalem’s wall rebuilt (445) 

Malachi’s ministry (c. 440– 430) 

 

Chapter 22 The Birth of the King 

Mary gives birth to Jesus the Messiah (6/ 5) 

Joseph, Mary and Jesus’ flight to Egypt (5/ 4) 

Jesus’ visit to the temple (AD 7/ 8) 

 

Chapter 23 Jesus’ Ministry Begins 

John the Baptist begins ministry (26) 

Jesus baptized (26) 

Jesus begins ministry (26) 

Wedding at Cana (27) 

The woman at the well (27) 

John the Baptist imprisoned (27/ 28) 

 

Chapter 24 No Ordinary Man

Jesus begins ministry (26) 

Jesus uses parables to teach (26) 

Jesus gives Sermon on the Mount (28) 

Jesus sends closest followers out to preach (28) 

John the Baptist dies (28/ 29) Jesus feeds 5,000 people (29) 

Jesus proclaims himself as the bread of life (29) 

 

Chapter 25  Jesus, the Son of God 

Jesus begins ministry (26) 

Jesus teaches at the Mount of Olives (29) 

Jesus resurrects Lazarus (29) 

Jesus drives the money changers from the temple (30) 

Judas betrays Jesus (30)     

 

Chapter 26     The Hour of Darkness 

The Lord’s Supper (30) 

Jesus washes his disciples’ feet 

Jesus comforts his disciples 

Jesus is arrested 

Peter denies Jesus 

Jesus is crucified     

 

Chapter 27     The Resurrection

Jesus is buried (30) 

Jesus is resurrected 

Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and the disciples     

 

Chapter 28    New Beginnings 

Jesus’ ascension (30) 

Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost 

Paul believed in Jesus as the promised Messiah (35) 

James martyred, Peter imprisoned (44) 

Paul’s first missionary journey (46– 48)     

 

Chapter 29     Paul’s Mission 

Paul’s first missionary journey (46– 48)

Jerusalem Council (49– 50) 

Paul’s second missionary journey (50– 52) 

Paul’s third missionary journey (53– 57)     

 

Chapter 30     Paul’s Final Days 

Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome (59– 62) 

Paul’s second imprisonment in Rome and execution (67– 68) 

John exiled on Patmos (90– 95)     

 

Chapter 31     The End of Time 

John becomes a disciple (26) 

John exiled on Patmos (90– 95) 

Revelation written (95) 

 

*Dates are approximate and dependent on the interpretative theories of various scholars.

 



 

THE STORY

The Story Chapter and Bible Passages

Creation

Chapter 1

Genesis 1-4; 6-9

God Builds a Nation

Chapter 2

Abraham

Genesis 12-13, 15-17, 21-22, 32-33, 35, Romans 4, Hebrews 11

From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh

Chapter 3

Joseph

Genesis 37, 39, 41-48,50

Deliverance

Chapter 4

Moses

Exodus 1-7, 10-17

New Commands and A New Covenant

Chapter 5

Moses

Exodus 19-20, 24-25, 32-34,40

Wandering

Chapter 6

Moses

Numbers 10-14, 20-21, 25,27 Deut. 1-2;4;6;8-9;29-34

The Battle Begins

Chapter 7

Joshua

Joshua 1-2, 6, 8, 10-11, 23-24

A Few Good Men…and Women

Chapter 8Judges

Judges 2-4, 6-8, 13-16

The Faith of a Foreign Woman

Chapter 9

Ruth

Ruth 1-4

Standing Tall, Falling Hard

Chapter 10

Saul

1 Samuel 1-4, 8-13, 15

From Shepherd to King

Chapter 11

David

1 Samuel 16-18, 24, 31, 2 Samuel 6, 22; 1 Chronicles 17, Psalm 59

 The Trials of a King

Chapter12

David

2 Samuel 11-12, 18-19, 1 Chronicles 22,  29; Psalms 23, 32, 51

The King Who Had It All

Chapter 13

Solomon

1 Kings 1-8, 10-11, 2 Chronicles 5-7, Proverbs 1-3, 6, 20-21

A Kingdom Torn in Two

Chapter 14

Rehoboam/Jeroboam

1 Kings 12-16

God’s Messengers

Chapter 15

Prophets

1 Kings 17-19, 2 Kings 2, 4, 6, Hosea 4-5, 8-9, 14, Amos 1, 3-5, 9

The Beginning of the End

Chapter 16

Fall of Israel

2 Kings 17-19, Isaiah 3, 6, 13-14, 49, 53

The Kingdoms’ Fall

Chapter 17

Fall of Judah

2 Kings 21, 23-25, 2 Chronicles 33, 36, Jeremiah 1-2, 4-5, 13, 21, Lamentations 1-3, 5, Ezekiel 1-2, 6-7, 36-37 

Daniel in Exile

Chapter 18

Daniel

Daniel 1-3, 6, Jeremiah 29-31

The Return Home

Chapter 19

Ezra

Ezra 1-6, Haggai 1-2, Zechariah 1, 8

The Queen of Beauty and Courage

Chapter 20

Esther

Esther 1-9

Rebuilding the Walls

Chapter 21

Nehemiah

Ezra 7, Nehemiah 1-2, 4, 6-8, Malachi 1-4

The Birth of the King

Chapter 22

Jesus

Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2; John 1

Jesus’ Ministry Begins

Chapter 23

Jesus

Matthew 3-4; 11; Mark 1-3; Luke 8; John 1-4

No Ordinary Man

Chapter 24

Jesus

Matthew 5-7; 9; 14; Mark 4-6; Luke 10; 15; John 6

Jesus, the Son of God 

Chapter 25

Jesus

Matthew 17; 21; Mark 8-12; 14; Luke 9;22; John 7-8; 11-12

The Hour of Darkness

Chapter 26

Jesus

Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; John 13-14; 16-19

The Resurrection

Chapter 27

Jesus

Matthew 27-28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 19-21

New Beginnings

Chapter 28

Early Church

Acts 1-10; 12

Paul’s Mission

Chapter 29

Early Church

Acts 13-14; 16-20; Romans 1; 3-6; 8; 12; 15; 1 Corinthians 1;3;5-6; 10; 12-13; 15;16; Galatians 1; 3; 5-6; 1 Thessalonians 1-5

Paul’s Final Days

Chapter 30

Early Church

Acts 20-23; 27-28; Ephesians 1-6; 2 Timothy 1-4

The End of Time

Chapter 31

A New Beginning

Revelation 1-5; 19-22

 

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