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The Bible is the story of God's campaign from ancient times to today and into the future.
The readings for Life Season focus on the parts of the Bible that say the most about life as we know it--where it came from, what it means, how to live it, how to bless others with it.
As you read the Bible keep asking yourself,
What does this Scripture tell us about God's campaign to bring life?
What is the Spirit moving me to do as my campaign assignment today?
God's Spirit will keep giving you fresh answers to those questions. That's how we keep SYNCing with God's rhythm for life.
How Life Season fits into the bigger story
The Bible readings for Life Season tell us how life was at first, is supposed to be, and can be for those who are connected, healed, and blessed.
The world was full of life at the story's start. It was connected to God, blessed with everything imaginable, and it had no wounds or diseases to heal. But humans broke the connection, forfeited many of the blessings, and got some serious scars to show for it. All this is Genesis 1-11, the first 1% of the biblical story.
That is why God had to launch his campaign through Abraham in Genesis 12, to reconnect, heal, and bless the world that had fallen apart. The other 99% of the Bible is the story of that campaign for authentic life, including
what life should be like now
how God's campaign is bringing life already
what life will be when the campaign succeeds
If you use the SYNC Bible reading guides for the other six SYNC "seasons," you will cover the whole Bible in a year. The big story of the campaign gets clearer and richer as you appreciate it from all seven seasonal angles.
Options for readers
For once-a-week readings, use the items highlighted below in yellow
For one verse per day in a weekly cycle, use Jubilee Cards. (See "Jubilee Cards" under "Activities.")
Introductions to books (leave this site)
Other options for introductions to books of the Bible (leave this site)
The Message version of the Bible by Eugene Peterson gives the clearest and most potent descriptions of the significance of each book for today. These are not available free on-line as far as we know, but are worth the price of the book (Kindle available).
https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/introductions-to-the-bible/ -- short videos of professors giving introductions for ordinary readers
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