God's Big Picture Unit 1: The Pattern of the Kingdom
God's people, in God's place, under his rule and blessing- that's how it all starts...
The God's Big Picture Bible overview course traces the story of the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation to see how it all fits together, telling of God's wonderful plan to save the world through Jesus Christ.
Each of the 9 units consists of a 10 minute video followed by an hour long Bible study which you could do in a group at church or by yourself at home. The entire course is free to download here at Clayton TV.
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The course is taught by Vaughan Roberts, author of the best selling book of the same name and is a must for anyone wanting to dig deeper into the Bible and comes in an accessible format with Vaughan as a helpful guide.
UNIT 1: THE PATTERN OF THE KINGDOM
The Bible isn't just a random collection of books but one connected story and it is vital to understand it in that context. This first video explains that the Bible has one author: God, one subject: Jesus Christ and one overarching theme: God's plan to save the world through his son Jesus Christ.
We begin to look at this unfolding story in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, which sets up the pattern of God's kingdom that we will trace through the rest of the units. We see that in God's perfect created order, God's People, Adam and Eve, live in God's Place, the Garden of Eden, and enjoy his Rule and Blessing. In this creation the relationships between God & man, man & woman and mankind & creation are perfect, just as they were supposed to be. But it doesn't last long...