What's Happening: September 28 - October 4, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020:
- EBC I-Chat for 18 - 35 year olds with Pastor Woods Conference Video Call at 1:00 PM.
- Dial-in number: (617) 829-6808 - If you dial in and receive a busy signal, just text CALL ME to the number you just dialed, (617) 829-6808, and we will call you. When you answer, you'll automatically be placed into the Conference Call.
- Online Meeting ID: pastorhwoods - Join the meeting from your computer or smart device at bit.ly/ebcichat1835
- Bible Story Time for ages 0 - 11 at 2:00 PM via Zoom. Parents grab your younger children and join us for a brief 20 minute session where we explore the Bible with your children. Login from your computer at rebrand.ly/ebcyouthzoom
- Middle & High School Sunday School Class at 3:00 PM via Zoom - Contact Marcus Howard if you are interested in being a part of this virtual class. Login from your computer at rebrand.ly/ebcyouthzoom
~EBC Podcast Now Available~
Click Below For The First Episode.
Resource Links To Help You Read The Bible Daily:
The Bible is in itself a small library of books, all of which emerged from the history of the people of ancient Isreal. It is the most influential book in the history of Western and much of Eastern civilization. People have a lot of opinions regarding what it means, but let's just start with what it is.
Reading the Bible as a Unified Story The Bible is a really large book made up of the Old and New Testaments, which themselves are made up of many books. There's a lot of ancient history, poetry, and letters written across the span of fifteen hundred years. On top of that, there's a cast of hundreds of people over this period of time. Who can keep it all straight? It can be easy to get lost, not only because it's an ancient text, but also because the book is large and complex. Despite this variety and diversity, the Bible shows a remarkable unity. The most dominant type of literature in the Bible is narrative. It opens with, "In the beginning," and the second to last paragraph concludes with, "and they reigned forever and ever." Narrative composes five hundred and two chapters, or forty-three percent of the text. That's nearly half the Bible! On the other hand, poetry makes up thirty-three percent of the Bible (three hundred eighty-seven chapters). Although the Bible is a diverse set of literature and may appear fragmented at first, it ultimately presents itself as a unified epic narrative that leads to Jesus. There is one main plotline weaving the different books and stories together. Once you grasp this core storyline and how all the books fit together, you can pick the Bible up at any point, and you'll know right where you are and what's going on.
The How to Read the Bible series walks through each literary style found in the Bible, and how each uniquely contributes to the overall whole. Each literary style lives by its own rules and structure. First, lets see what the bible actually is.
We want you to read through the bible without getting lost or giving up. Here is a link to free videos and resources for every book of the Old Testament that outlines its structure and design and how it fits into the entire biblical story. Check out the overview video first to get started.
We want you to read through the bible without getting lost or giving up. Here is a link to free videos and resources for every book of the New Testament that outlines its structure and design and how it fits into the entire biblical story. Check out the overview video first to get started.