Have you ever wondered why children are sometimes confused about the meaning of the Bible? Perhaps it is because they have never learned how to connect the stories of the Bible into one simple big picture. 99 Adventures in the Bible’s Big Story is a curriculum for those who teach children and youth. 99 Adventures communicates who Jesus is and what He has done. Anyone who reads 99 Adventures in the Bible’s Big Story will understand the Bible’s big story of redemption from Genesis to Revelation. “99 Adventures” is a curriculum that tells the one big story in the Bible. Highly interactive methods are used to help impact others for greater retention. These lessons can be used as a curriculum in a church, home, or school.
If the Bible’s redemptive story is taught chronologically, it will enable unbelievers and believers to understand the completed picture, the metanarrative of the Bible. There certainly is room for other types of gospel presentations. Many examples of gospel presentations exist today: sharing my personal testimony, the presentation of the Romans Road, Four Spiritual Laws, The Bridge, Evangelism Explosion, and others. All of these have value and God has used these methods.
If the goal of sharing Christ is for unbelievers to understand, retain, and cling to the gospel, then chronological Bible teaching as a method of evangelism seems even more paramount. Unbelievers will understand who the God of the Bible is and what He did when they see the whole picture painted for them. That is what Jesus did for the two men on the road to Emmaus. He explained to them the things about Himself from the Law and the prophets.
To “make disciples” is a clear command from God found in Matthew 28:19. We also know that a disciple is a follower of Christ who continues in His Word, John 8:31. It is not the role of the follower of Christ to make decisions, but to make disciples. The church of Jesus Christ will be better served when those of us who share the good news do it in such a way that a clear picture of God is painted from Genesis to Revelation. Those who hear our words will understand how to respond by faith in Jesus Christ.99 Adventures in the Bible’s Story can be downloaded free at www.99adventures.org. Other resources such as: a free coloring book, Preschool Adventures in the Bible’s Big Story, and training videos for teaching this curriculum are all located at this website.