[Alive Update] New Series: 16 Verses


There’s a popular turn of phrase: You can’t see the forest for the trees! How often this can be true for each one of us. In our new series in Alive however, we’re going to turn that phrase around: we’re going to understand the forest, one tree at a time. 16 trees to be precise.

This series will highlight 16 key Bible verses that stand as “trees”, or perhaps better understood as “turning points” in the biblical storyline—enabling us to see God’s incredible plan to redeem his people and glorify his name from Genesis to Revelation.

Whether it’s exploring the creation of humanity, the establishment of the covenants, or the coming of the Messiah, this series will help us see how God’s Word tells a single story about his sovereignty, glory, and grace.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll cover:

Part 1: The Time Is Coming

1. Creation (Genesis 1:31)
2. Human Beings (Genesis 1:27–28)
3. The Fall (Genesis 3:6–7)
4. Redemption Promised (Genesis 3:15)
5. Abraham (Genesis 12:2–3)
6. Judah the King (Genesis 49:10)
7. The Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:23)
8. King David (2 Samuel 7:12–13)
9. The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:6)
10. Resurrection Promised (Ezekiel 37:3–5)
11. New Creation (Isaiah 65:17)

Part 2: The Time Has Come

13. Fulfillment! (Mark 1:14–15)
14. The Cross (John 19:30)
15. Resurrection (Romans 1:3–4)
16. Justification (Romans 3:21–26)
17. Glory (Revelation 21:1–4)

As always, you’re more than welcome to join us at Alive meetings as parents. You can also follow along in a book with the same title, some scripture memory verses and even a study guide for you and your teen which can all be found here: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-whole-story-of-the-bible-in-16-verses-tpb/

We’re looking forward to all that God has for us in this new series, thank you as always for allowing us to partner with your family in serving your teens!