MSP 101: The Story: Discovering God's Big Idea

The Story: Discovering God's Big Idea

With 66 books, 1,100 chapters, and almost 32,000 verses the Bible can be intimidating. The Story is a class designed to help students understand the one all-important theme that unites the Word of God into a unique and powerful story. Course topics include biblical theology, bibliology, creation, hamartiology, soteriology, and eschatology. 

Student Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic components of biblical theology.
  • Comprehend basic elements of bibliology, hamartiology, soteriology, and eschatology.
  • Demonstrate the practical use of biblical theology in the context of local church ministry.
  • Analyze the central role of Jesus Christ in salvation history.


Required Texts

The following texts are used for this course:

  • Vang, P. & Carter, T.G. (2013). Telling God’s story: The biblical narrative from beginning to end (2nd ed.). Nashville, TN; Broadman and Holman. ISBN: 9781433680007
  • Grudem, W. (1994). Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, MI; Zondervan. ISBN: 9780310286707

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