December 1, 2012

The Story Beyond the Story

Getting students to connect the little events to the larger story is key for learning and spiritual transformation. The fiery furnace and David defeating Goliath are only great tales to tell if they don’t say something about the larger story of God and people. The incident in this week’s lesson of the wealthy enslaving their poorer kinsmen speaks to the deeper problem of forgetting that how you received your freedom causes you to forget who you are and who God is. Each incident and story in Scripture is part of The Big Story. One teacher asked the students to give a descriptive title to the Bible the same way we would title the story of Moses and the Red Sea. Students need to see the big picture and how the parts fit the whole.