Easter in The Big Story

The Promise.

A friend of mine asked me what “The Promise” might mean in The Bible’s story. And, he asked me to offer him any posts from this blog that might help explain what the promise is.

As I looked at the readings I chose for him, it occurred to me that this might make for good Easter weekend devotional reading as you celebrate God’s “indescribable gift.”

You can read it all in one sitting, but I’ll suggest a 3-day plan. It includes 6 posts and 2 stand-alone Bible passages:


“God Breathed” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/god-breathed/

“‘You Will Certainly Die’” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/you-will-certainly-die/

“The Death-to-Life Project” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/the-death-to-life-project/


“More and Less Than King” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/more-and-less-than-king/

  • The angel’s message to Mary regarding Jesus’ birth


  • John the Baptist’s message regarding Jesus


  • Sunday:

    “Time of Death” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/time-of-death/

    “Jesus and the Breath of God” http://bigstoryguide.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/jesus-and-the-breath-of-god/

    Ebenezer Youth: Chapter 9 (Elijah)

    The kingdom of Israel peaked and then began to decline during King Solomon’s reign. Now, it’s only about 30 years later. The kingdom has split, and the northern kingdom has forgotten God. A king named Ahab is ruling, and his patience with a prophet named Elijah has run out.

    Here’s the link to this week’s reading. Have a great week!