True Story of the Whole World

true story of the whole worldMennonite Church of Normal is engaged in an exciting and ambitious undertaking, from January –May. We are surveying the entire Biblical narrative from Genesis – Revelation! Each Sunday all of our youth and adult Sunday School classes, plus the sermon, focus on a section of the unfolding biblical drama. Various classes are using lecture, discussion, and the arts to accommodate our different learning styles. Truly there is something there for everyone.
You can keep abreast of this project on line in the following ways. The study guides for each are linked below. Audio recordings of Joe Culpepper’s lectures are also linked below, as well as the related sermons.   The background reading material is the book The True Story of the Whole World  by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen. Copies are still available from the church office, or you order yourself on line [here].

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Lesson 18/19
Return of the King/Redemption Completed!

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Lecture

Sermon May 22

 

Lesson 17
A Missional People

bright day starStudy Guide

Lecture

Sermon (May 15)

 

Lesson 16
The Churches of the NT

PriscellaStudy Guide

Lecture

Sermon (May 8)

 

Lesson 15
Into All the World

road to damascusStudy Guide

Lecture

Sermon (May 1)

 

Lesson 14
Jesus is Lord

Cross and crown april 24Study Guide

Lecture

Sermon (April 24)

 

Lesson 13
Salvation!  Crucifixion and Resurrection

April 17 crown of thornsStudy Guide

Lecture

Sermon (April 17)

 

Lesson 12
The Kingdom of God–Part II

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Lecture

Sermon (April 10)

 

Lesson 11
The Kingdom of God–Part I

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Lecture

Sermon (April 3)

 

Lesson 10
Immanuel!  Jesus of Nazareth

Star of Bethlehen March 20Study Guide

Lecture

Sermon (March 20) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Nine
A Time of Crisis: Prophets and Exile

King David's Crown March 13Study Guide

Lecture

Sermon (March 13) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Eight
Redemption Initiated:  The Time of the Kings

King David's Crown March 6Study Guide

Lecture

Sermon (March 6) by Pastor Matt Hickman

Lesson Seven
Redemption Initiated:   Conquest and Chaos

Study Guide

Lecture not recorded.

Sermon (February 28) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Six
Redemption Initiated:  Moses and the Exodus from Egypt

Study Guide  Kingdavidscrown2samuel5.4

Lecture by Joe Culpepper

Sermon (February 21) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Five
Redemption Initiated  (Scene 1, Abraham and Sara)

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Lecture by Joe Culpepper

Sermon (February 14) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Four
God’s Restoration Project

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Lecture by Joe Culpepper   

Sermon (February 7) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson Three
Culture Misdirected

Doves at the WindoeStudy Guide

Lecture by Joe Culpepper

Sermon (January 31) by Pastor Tim Schrag

Sermon Slides (January 31)

Lesson Two
Rebellion in the Kingdom

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Lecture by Joe Culpepper

Sermon (January 24) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

Lesson One
God Establishes the Kingdom

Gods eye (Gen 1.1)Study Guide

Sermon (January 17) by Pastor Tim Schrag

 

 

Introduction/Overview
Salvation History:  A Timeline