In the beginning was the Word
The Bible is an amazing book. It’s the most important book in human history. It defines existence. It is our story, regardless of race, gender or national origin. It’s God’s revelation of Himself to His creation.
This site, The-Bible.net, is an overview of the entire Bible as one miraculous and continuous story. The Bible is the story of man, from the beginning of creation, to the birth and resurrection of God’s son Jesus, through the destruction of the earth and the triumphal return of Jesus. The Bible is also the story of God’s love for us, and His constant pursuit allowing us to connect with Him through His word.
Many people ask “Why should I care about The Bible?” This site tries to answer that question.
We have created this site to help those who may be unfamiliar with the Bible’s content to begin their journey with this unparalleled book of truth.
The Season of Advent 2023!
by Reverend Nancy Carmichael Stoner with Reverend Craig Carmichael Stoner
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8
Advent is a season to remember the reason for Christmas. It goes beyond the birth of our savior. It goes beyond the story of His conception and birth.
Advent also includes the waiting for the return of Jesus to take us up to heaven and exile the devil once and for all time. Typically, each Sunday in Advent has a theme. Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
This year the Lord led us to choose three new themes and one traditional theme.
December 10, Truth.
December 17, Love.
December 24, Incarnation.
Why give any time to these gifts from God during this busy season? What do these words, Grace, Truth, Love, and Incarnation have to do with our celebration of Jesus birth?
Most of you who are reading this know Jesus is the reason for the season, but it should read, Jesus is the reason for all the seasons of life. So here is the back story of why.
In the past few years I’ve learned a lot about core strength through physical therapy. I would guess most athletes already know how important it is. Well, I did not. It is the basis for all that our bodies do and how well they do it.
As I continue to study and teach the Book of John, it occurred to me that our core faith is similar to our body core both need continual care to stay strong. Our core faith needs to be strong to resist temptations and social influence that do not follow the will of God.
I invite you to spend time in the Word of God and join me to use Advent as time strengthen your spiritual core. Read about:
The Bible is a simple story
The Bible is the most important book ever written. It tells us the complete story of man and his relationship to God. The Bible is a simple story and also, at the same time, an infinitely complex one. It explains why we are here and gives our lives meaning and purpose.
That’s it, that is the entire story. All 66 books fit into that story. If we understand this simple story it makes reading the Bible and understanding it much easier.
When Cain kills his brother Abel, that is man turning his back on God. When Moses delivers the 10 commandments to the Jews at Mount Sinai, that is God telling us how to live without sin.
The story told in the Bible is simple but also infinitely complex. The Bible was written over 1500 years, by over 40 different writers, but tells one, contiguous story. It begins with the creation of the earth and the human race. It ends with God’s final judgment and the unveiling of His eternal Kingdom, created just for us.
God shows us His love throughout the entire Bible. Sadly, we continually turn our back on Him. But Jesus, the Messiah, comes and redeems us. Below are some of the key events in the Bible that help put this simple story into context.
Key events in the Bible
The Bible describes thousands of events that actually occurred in the history of mankind. We have selected just a few of what we believe are the most critical stories that help to illustrate the themes and messages of the Bible. These events are dated and listed in chronological sequence below. Reading these descriptions is a good place to start to explore the meaning of God’s Holy Scriptures:
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. He said let there be light and there was light, before 4000 BC. Read More →
The Fall of Man
Adam and Eve disobeyed God eating from the tree of knowledge causing sin to enter the world, before 4000 BC. Read More
Cain kills Abel
After the Fall of Man, evil, jealousy, and murder become part of the human experience. Cain was jealous of his brother so he kills him, before 3000 BC. Read More →
God became so angry at the wickedness of His creation that He destroyed all but a few, before 2500 BC. Read More
Abraham, in obedience to God, offers his son as a sacrifice, 2054 BC. Read More →
Jacob is Israel
God creates His chosen race, Israel, and establishes the linage of Jesus Christ with Jacob, 1906 BC. Jacob’s sons and grandsons will become the 12 tribes of Israel, and are called the Israelites. Read More →
Pharaoh disobeys God, refusing to free the Israelites from slavery. His disobedience causes the ten plagues of Egypt, 1446 BC. After the first Passover, Moses leads Israel out of slavery. Read More →
All of Israel is in the wilderness and God gives them the Ten Commandments, 1446 BC. Read More →
Joshua leads the Israelites across the Jordon River and into the promised land 1406 BC. Carrying stone tablets etched with the Ten Commandments in the Ark of the Covenant. Read More →
David, chosen by God, rules over ALL of Israel and foreshadows Jesus’ ruling over all of man-kind, 1003 BC. Read More →
God’s prophet Isaiah describes the virgin birth of the promised Messiah, who will be called Immanuel, God with us, 735 BC. Read More →
The Birth of Jesus
Jesus the Messiah is Born!
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory) full of grace and truth,” 5 BC. Read More →
Jesus calls His first disciples and begins showing them that He is the promised Messiah Israel has been waiting for, 27 AD. Read More →
Jesus in Jerusalem
Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem to celebrate Passover, but will soon be betrayed, 30 AD. Read More
Holy Spirit Promised
Jesus Promises The Holy Spirit, who is with us to guide us, 30 AD. Read More →
Crucifixion of Jesus
Jesus in betrayed by Judas, goes to trial and is crucified, 30 AD. Making Jesus our “Passover lamb”, taking our punishment so that we may have eternal life with God. Read More →
The Resurrection of Jesus
Jesus rises from the dead and shows Himself to His disciples, 30 AD. Because He overcame death, this is the most consequential event in human history. Everything in the Bible points to this event. Read More →
After 40 days on earth Jesus ascends into heaven to make a place for us with with our Father 30 AD. Read More →
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost, just as Jesus promised, 30 AD. Read More →
Paul writes to Rome
The apostle Paul writes to the church in Rome, 57 AD. Paul, who is Jewish and a Roman citizen, writes this letter to explain Jesus. Read More →
Jesus will return!
Finally, John’s Revelation on Patmos, 95 AD, tells us about Jesus’ return to earth and our final judgement. It describes God’s final victory over evil and sin. Read More →
This brief introduction and overview of the Bible was created to help those unfamiliar with the Bible to understand its chronology and importance to all of us. Also, this site explains why the Bible is the most historically accurate and unparalleled book in all of human history.