One Saturday, less than a decade after the end of Jesus of Nazareth’s life, a man named Paul stood up in a Jewish synagogue with a mind–blowing message.
“We tell you the good news,” he said. “What God promised our fathers, he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus” (Acts 13 v 33–34).
In many ways, in these two sentences Paul was summing up the story of the whole of the Bible.
God is a promise–making God. Throughout history, He has made huge, extravagant, wonderful promises to humanity. Crucially, God is also a promise–keeping God. What He says, He does. And at a particular point in history, He fulfilled all of His promises in the life, death, resurrection and rule of one human—Jesus, a carpenter from a small Jewish town. The good news is that God’s promises are promises kept.
This Good Book Guide will take you on a rapid tour of the whole story of the Bible. Over nine sessions, you’ll travel from the beginning of the past, through our present, to the future. Each session you’ll discover one of God’s wonderful promises, and see how He kept it in Jesus.
It’s a whirlwind tour. It’s a breathtaking tour. And it’s a tour we’re part of…