What’s your story?

We all have a story to share…but have you heard God’s story? He’s been telling His story through humanity since the beginning, and we’re all invited into this sweeping story of love, hope, and grace! The Bible is God’s message of rescue, redemption and relationship for us, and He still is speaking to us today.

Our Crossroads family took a year-long journey through God’s Word from October 2017 through September 2018. We trekked through the Bible together using The Story as our guide. Developed by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, this tool takes the NIV text of the Bible and removes all the chapter and verse numbers so that the Bible reads like a novel. It also focuses on the stories in scripture, placing them in chronological order to help us see how these stories fit together. The result was an opportunity for us to engage with the Bible from a new perspective and we dug deep to see how our stories fit into God’s great story.

Itinerary for our Journey

Date Big Picture Weekly Topic Weekly Text Book(s) of the Bible
10/1 God Pursuing His Family Intro & Overview: The Old Testament from 39,000′  
10/8 Creation to Noah The Story: Ch. 1
Genesis 1-4, 6-9
Genesis
 10/15 God Preparing His Family to Reach the Nations Abraham & Isaac The Story: Ch. 2
Genesis 12-13, 15-17, 21-22; Romans 4; Hebrews 11
 10/22 From Jacob to Israel The Story: Ch. 2
Genesis 32-33, 35; Hebrews 11
 10/29 Joseph: Clothed in Power
The Story: Ch. 3
Genesis 37, 39, 41-48, 50
 11/5 Moses: Humble Servant & Friend of God
The Story: Ch. 4
Exodus 1-7, 10-17
 Exodus
 11/12 To the Mountain
The Story: Ch. 4-5
Exodus 19-20, 24-25; Deuteronomy 5
 11/19 From the Mountain
The Story: Ch. 5
Exodus 32-34, 40; Deuteronomy 6; Matthew 7, 22
 11/26 Are We There Yet?: Israel Rejects God
The Story: Ch. 6
Numbers 10-14, 20-21
Numbers Deuteronomy
12/3 Ready for the Promised Land/Rest (no audio)
The Story: Ch. 6
Numbers 22-25; Deuteronomy 1-2, 4, 6, 8-9, 29-32; Hebrews 4
12/10 Joshua: The Battle Begins The Story: Ch. 7
Joshua 1-2, 6, 8
Joshua
12/17 Joshua: The Battle Continues (no audio)
The Story: Ch. 7
Joshua 10-11, 23-24
12/24 Christmas Eve – Celebrate the birth of Jesus with us!
12/31 New Year’s Eve – Join us for a special worship & reflection service!
1/7 God Pursuing the Nations through one Nation (Israel) The Judges: Gideon The Story: Ch. 8
Judges 2-4, 6-8
Judges
1/14 The Judges: Samson The Story: Ch. 8
Judges 13-16
1/21 Ruth: Redeemed for a Purpose The Story: Ch. 9
Ruth 1-4
Ruth
1/28 Samuel & Saul The Story: Ch. 10
1 Samuel 1-4, 8-13, 15
1 & 2 Samuel
1 Chronicles
Psalms
2/4 David: What are you looking for?
The Story: Ch. 11
1 Samuel 16-18, 24, 31; 2 Samuel 6, 22; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalm 59
2/11 David: Dealing with Darkness
The Story: Ch. 12
2 Samuel 11-12, 18-19, 1 Chronicles 22, 29; Psalms 23, 32, 51
2/18 Solomon: The King Who Had it All The Story: Ch. 13
1 Kings 1-8, 10-11; 2 Chronicles 5-7
1 & 2 Kings
2 Chronicles
Proverbs
Hosea
Amos
Isaiah
 2/25 Pointing to Jesus A Kingdom Torn in Two The Story: Ch. 14
1 Kings 12-16
3/4 God’s Messengers: Elijah The Story: Ch. 15
1 Kings 17-19
3/11 God’s Messengers: Elisha The Story: Ch. 15
2 Kings 2, 4, 6
3/18 God’s Messengers: Amos & Hosea The Story: Ch. 15
Hosea 4-5, 8-9, 14; Amos 1, 3-5, 9
3/25 God’s Messengers: Isaiah
The Beginning of the End
The Story: Ch. 16
2 Kings 17-19; Isaiah 3, 6, 13-14, 49, 53
4/1 Easter – We celebrate the historical and mighty resurrection of Jesus!
 4/8

God Pursuing the Nations

God Restoring One Nation (Israel)

God’s Messengers: Ezekiel The Story: Ch. 17
Ezekiel 1-2, 6-7, 36-37; 2 Kings 21, 23-25; 2 Chronicles 33, 36
2 Kings
2 Chronicles
Jeremiah
Lamentations
EzekielJeremiah
Daniel
4/15 God’s Messengers: Jeremiah The Story: Ch. 17
Jeremiah 1-2, 4-5, 13, 21; Lamentations 1-3, 5
4/22 Daniel: Hope Through Exile The Story: Ch. 18
Daniel 1-3, 6; Jeremiah 29-31
4/29 God is on a Mission (video) Tri-Annual Meet & Eat Discussion
5/6 Pointing to Jesus The Return Home The Story: Ch. 19
Ezra 1-6
Ezra
Nehemiah
Haggai
Zechariah
Esther
Malachi
5/13 The Shaking: Haggai & Zechariah The Story: Ch. 19
Haggai 1-2; Zechariah 1, 8; Heb 12
5/20 Esther | Position, Platform, Power The Story: Ch. 20
Esther 1-9
5/27 The Heart of it All | Ezra-Nehemiah The Story: Ch. 21
Ezra 7; Nehemiah 1-2, 4, 6-8
6/3 God’s Messengers: Malachi The Story: Ch. 21
Malachi 1-4
6/10 Intertestimental Period The Bible: From OLD to NEW (visual+audio)  (audio only)
6/17 God Pursuing His Family through Jesus

The Birth of the King: The Word Became Flesh The Story: Ch. 22
Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2; John 1
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
6/24 Jesus’ Ministry Begins: Baptism | Crossing the Line The Story: Ch. 23 Part 1
Matthew 3-4; Mark 1-3; Luke 8; John 1-4
7/1 Jesus’ Ministry Begins: Confidence in God’s Plan for Salvation The Story: Ch. 23 Part 2
Matthew 3-4; Mark 1-3; Luke 8; John 1-4
7/8 Jesus | The Kingdom of God The Story: Ch. 24 Part 1
Matthew 5-7, 9, 14; Mark 4-6; Luke 10, 15; John 6
7/15 Jesus | The Capacity Within Us The Story: Ch. 24 Part 2
Matthew 5-7, 9, 14; Mark 4-6; Luke 10, 15; John 7
7/22 Jesus | The Key The Story: Ch. 25 Part 1
Matthew 17, 21; Mark 8-12; Luke 9, 22; John 7-8, 11-12
7/29 Jesus | 7 “I AM” Statements that Change Us The Story: Ch. 25 Part 2
Matthew 17, 21; Mark 8-12; Luke 9, 22; John 7-8, 11-12
8/5 Jesus | The Passover Lamb

The Hour of Darkness: Part 1

The Story: Ch. 26
Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; John 13-14, 16-19
8/12 Jesus | His Trial & His Cross

The Hour of Darkness: Part 2

The Story: Ch. 26
Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; John 13-14, 16-19
8/19  Crossroads-in-the-Park
8/26 The Resurrection
The Story: Ch. 27
Matthew 27-28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 19-21
 
9/2 God Pursuing the Nations Through Jesus Acts (Part 1) | New Beginnings The Story: Ch. 28
Acts 1-10, 12
Acts
Romans
1 Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
1 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
9/9 Paul’s Mission, Our Mission The Story: Ch. 29
1 Corinthians 1, 3, 5-6, 10, 12-13, 15-16; Galatians 1, 3, 5-6; 1 Thessalonians
9/16 Paul’s Final Days | Jesus Defines “Church” The Story: Ch. 30
Acts 20-23, 27-28; Ephesians; 2 Timothy
9/23 Revelation: Part 1- King Jesus & His Church | Never Give Up The Story: Ch. 31
Revelation 1-5
Revelation
9/30 Revelation: Part 2- King Jesus & His Throne |  The Story: Ch. 31
Revelation 19-22
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