▼ Venue

▼ Master Topic

▼ Keywords

▼ Preacher

▼ Scripture

The Story > The Big Idea

Vic Pentz

(click for Summit service)

September 14, 2014

The Bible isn't a collection of unrelated stories, but a beautiful mural joined together to tell the grand story of God's great love for us and the lengths to which God goes to draw us to Him.

The Story

We often think of our life as a mishmash of hundreds of individual moments in time.  But what if everything we experience is really part of one great narrative? When we see the Bible as one seamless narrative, we can find a daily purpose in God’s eternal plan.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27

Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share via Email


How High?

2 Samuel 6

Worship is our response to the majesty of God who is “high and lifted up.” If you were to get in touch with a sense of awe, wonder and astonishment before God, what would that look like?  

Vic Pentz, Mark Crumpler
How Deep?

Luke 10:38-42

Too often we are like Martha—busy, distracted, and skating on the surface. It takes daily time sitting at Jesus’ feet if we are to grasp how deep is the love of God. Escape the world’s programming. Let God reach deep inside you.

Vic Pentz, Miriam Ryan
How Long?

Ephesians 3:14-19

Love suffers long, says I Corinthians 13. Human love has limits, but God will never abandon you. There are ten distinct passages sprinkled throughout Scripture where God says essentially, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” 

Vic Pentz, Marnie Crumpler
How Wide?

Ephesians 3:14-19

How wide is your love range? We’re pretty picky people. We love only certain types. Is that because we’re not sure we are embraced by the width of God’s love? Are you sure that God’s arm span includes you? “Inclusive” is not a four letter word.

Vic Pentz, Chuck Roberts

Mark 8:28-31

Who do you say I am?

Vic Pentz, Chuck Roberts
Heroic Patience: Elijah

1 Kings 17:1 - 18:1

If you’ve ever been in place you never asked to be, waiting for the next thing and not knowing when or how it will come, then you can understand Elijah as he sits by the brook. While you are waiting God is working.

Marnie Crumpler, Mark Crumpler
Heroic Flaws: Samson

Judges 16:15-22

We have caricatures of Samson as the ultimate body builder. His actual story is that of a hero without a halo: Samson was a man who was led by God to use his gifts but forgot that God was the source of his gift.


Chuck Roberts, Todd Sandel
Heroic Prayer: Hezekiah

2 Kings 19:14-19

Faced with an overwhelming threat, Hezekiah took difficult circumstances and literally “spread them out before the Lord.” His example guides us in what it means to bring our lives before God.

Mark Crumpler, Jay Madden