Randy Frazee teaches us that in the Bible there are two stories going on at the same time. There is the lower story which is how we see life from our perspective. Then there is the upper story which is how God sees things from his perspective.
God the Creator: Our Beginning, Our Rebellion, and Our Way Back
In God the Creator, the chronology from Genesis to Ruth, God is taking what seems like disconnected stories and he’s weaving them all together to tell his one grand story. The Bible, from the Old to the New Testament, is just one grand love story that shows the full extent to which God went to get us back.
God the Deliverer: Our Search for Identity and Our Hope for Renewal
In God the Deliverer, the chronology from 1 Samuel to Malachi, the dysfunctional family of Israel is exiled, but God never abandons them. God is going to continue to bring his upper story to us in the second return of Jesus.
God the Savior: Our Freedom in Christ and Our Role in the Restoration of All Things
In God the Savior, the chronology from Matthew to Revelation, Jesus’ entry into our world is very pivotal. He comes to fulfill prophecies, and to represent us in our humanity and in our weakness. But that is very different from how he will be coming the second time.