As we wake up in this universe, we find ourselves in the midst of a story that is already unfolding. But what is the story about? And how do we find our place in the story?


The Bible tells us we’re living in God’s story. It’s the story of a God who is on a mission to glorify His name by redeeming all people. It is a story that began at the dawn of creation and will continue until the renewal of all things.


When we discover God’s Story and realize what the Story is all about, we can find our place in the story. 6 Acts Creation, Fall, Israel, Redemption, Church, Renewal


Act I – Creation

  • Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”
  • From the very beginning, God’s heart beats for the entire world.

Act II – Fall

  • Genesis 3:15 This Promised Seed will reverse the curse and restore all that has been lost.
  • God’s heart still beats for all His lost children, scattered amongst the nations.

Act III – Israel

  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • God is creating a people for Himself.
  • Israel may not have embraced God’s missionary call wholeheartedly, but His heart beats nonetheless for the peoples of all nations.

Act IV – Redemption

  • John 3:16-17
  • Jesus is the lamb who takes away the sins, not just of Israel, but of the world!

Act V – Church

  • Matthew 28:18–20
  • The Church is to be a missionary movement, going into all the world to share and show the Good News of Jesus.

Act VI – Renewal

  • Revelation 5:9-10, 12-13
  • God’s mission is to glorify His name by redeeming all people for Himself from every nation, tribe, language, people, and tongue who will come alive in joyous relationship with Him through the redemption of His beloved Son by the power of His Spirit.

Takeaway: What is your place in the story?