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'THE maximum tale EVER TOLD' IS greater than only a CLICHe. God is going to nice lengths to rescue misplaced and hurting humans. that's what the tale is all approximately: the tale of the Bible, God's nice love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 obtainable chapters, the tale sweeps you into the unfolding development of Bible characters and occasions from Genesis to Revelation. utilizing the transparent, available textual content of the NIV Bible, it permits the tales, poems, and teachings of the Bible to learn like a unique. and prefer any strong tale, the tale is stuffed with intrigue, drama, clash, romance, and redemption; and this story's actual! From the foreword by way of Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: 'This booklet tells the grandest, such a lot compelling tale of all time: the tale of a real God who loves his teenagers, who verified for them a fashion of salvation and supplied a path to eternity. every one tale in those 31 chapters finds the God of grace---the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his humans culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his merely Son, to make amends for the sins of humanity.' gains: * the tale of the Bible---in its personal phrases. choices from the NIV Bible with brief transitions to attach the reader to the continued tale. * occasions, characters, and teachings of the Bible prepared chronologically * Timelines of Bible occasions * New overseas model (NIV) Bible textual content Church households around the world can now include the tale for an entire ministry yr via worship providers, small workforce experiences, and kinfolk actions. research extra approximately this whole-church event at TheStory.com. An excerpt from the tale: After Judas left, Jesus gave the disciples a glimpse of what used to be to come back. He foreshadowed the truth that he was once going to be 'broken' and 'poured out'---he used to be going to take humanity's punishment for sin on himself. whereas they have been consuming, Jesus took bread, and whilst he had given thank you, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, asserting, 'Take and devour; this is often my body.' Then he took a cup, and whilst he had given thank you, he gave it to them, asserting, 'Drink from it, all of you. this can be my blood of the covenant, that's poured out for plenty of for the forgiveness of sins. I let you know, i cannot drink from this fruit of the vine any more till that day whilst I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.' Jesus warned his disciples that he will be with them just a short while longer. He went directly to convenience his burdened fans. 'Do now not enable your hearts be anxious. you suspect in God; think additionally in me. My Father's residence has many rooms; if that weren't so, may i've got informed you that i'm going there to arrange a spot for you? And if i'm going and get ready a spot for you, i'll get back and take you to be with me that you just additionally should be the place i'm. you know how to where the place i'm going.' Thomas acknowledged to him, 'Lord, we don't understand the place you're going, so how will we recognize the way?' Jesus replied, 'I am the best way and the reality and the lifestyles. nobody involves the daddy other than via me. when you particularly be aware of me, you are going to understand my Father in addition. any longer, you do understand him and feature obvious him.'
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All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. he's the one one belonging to Jeroboam who might be buried, simply because he's the single one in the home of Jeroboam in whom the LORD, the God of Israel, has came upon something strong. “The LORD will bring up up for himself a king over Israel who will bring to an end the kinfolk of Jeroboam. Even now this can be starting to occur. And the LORD will strike Israel, so one can be like a reed swaying within the water. he'll uproot Israel from this solid land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them past the Euphrates River, simply because they aroused the LORD’S anger through making Asherah poles. And he'll provide Israel up a result of sins Jeroboam has dedicated and has triggered Israel to devote. ” Then Jeroboam’s spouse received up and left and went to Tirzah. once she stepped over the brink of the home, the boy died. They buried him, and all Israel mourned for him, because the LORD had stated via his servant the prophet Ahijah. Rehoboam son of Solomon was once king in Judah. He was once 41 years previous while he turned king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, town the LORD had selected out of all of the tribes of Israel during which to place his identify. Judah did evil within the eyes of the LORD. via the sins they dedicated they stirred up his jealous anger greater than those that have been prior to them had performed. additionally they organize for themselves excessive locations, sacred stones and Asherah poles on each excessive hill and less than each spreading tree. there have been even male shrine prostitutes within the land; the folk engaged in the entire detestable practices of the countries the LORD had pushed out prior to the Israelites. within the 5th 12 months of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. He carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took every little thing, together with all of the gold shields Solomon had made. So King Rehoboam made bronze shields to interchange them and assigned those to the commanders of the safeguard on accountability on the front to the royal palace. each time the king went to the LORD’S temple, the guards bore the shields, and later on they back them to the guardroom. there has been continuous conflict among Rehoboam and Jeroboam. And Rehoboam rested along with his ancestors and was once buried with them within the urban of David. His mother’s identify was once Naamah; she was once an Ammonite. And Abijah his son succeeded him as king. within the eighteenth yr of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah turned king of Judah, and he reigned in Jerusalem 3 years. His mother’s identify used to be Maakah daughter of Abishalom. He dedicated all of the sins his father had performed sooner than him; his center used to be now not totally dedicated to the LORD his God, because the middle of David his forefather have been. however, for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem through elevating up a son to prevail him and through making Jerusalem robust. For David had performed what used to be correct within the eyes of the LORD and had now not didn't preserve any of the LORD’S instructions the entire days of his existence — other than relating to Uriah the Hittite.