When we come to teaching God’s Word, we can so easily get bogged down in the details that we miss the Hero of scripture. InThe Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones describes the story of the Bible this way:
“The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne – everything – to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!
There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece of the puzzle – the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.”
When we teach God’s Word, do we allow the stories from the whole of scripture to whisper Jesus’ name?
Jesus is the Hero of the Bible, yet so many times we allow Him to take a backseat in our teaching to other characters or to moralistic principles that we derive from the text. As we present the Bible, let us do so with a clear picture of who the Hero truly is.
Question: What tools and techniques have you found helpful in presenting Jesus as the true Hero of the Bible?