Christians and non-christians alike learn and love to quote verses from the Bible. Known as rhema (utterances), these verses become the foundation of how we learn and come to understand God’s Word. To learn God’s Word, to understand God, we have to begin with the verses.
The verses build into chapters which in turn become Books. For many, the Holy Bible is seen as an anthology. It is a collection of individual but thematically related Books by different authors. As with the verses, we learn our Bible by reading and studying individual Books. We all have our favorites. (Mine are Genesis, the Gospel According to John and Revelation)
But the Holy Bible is not an anthology. It’s One Book, telling One Story. From “In the beginning…” through “Amen.”, the Holy Bible tells the story of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible progressively reveals God, His character and His plans for us. In Christianity, this is known as the logos or Word. The logos is much more than just the totality of the rhema (verses). The rhema build upon, support, explain and intertwine with one another to build such an amazing Book. If you look for an example of synergy, the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, there simply is no better example than the Holy Bible.
One Book, One Story
The Greatest Story Ever Told!
Alive in The Word