Stories are powerful! Stories help us understand others and ourselves. Stories shape strengthen and challenge our values and opinions. The Bible is a story of progress and redemption. The Bible is an epic narrative and story that seeks to answer life’s big questions. Consider how the Bible seeks to answers the following questions:

1. Where did everything come from?

2. What’s wrong with the world?

3. What is the solution?

4. Where is it all going?

These questions are part of our worldviews. A worldview is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. Our worldview includes our values, emotions, and ethics. For example, some people reject all religious and moral principles, believing that life is meaningless and has no point. Others believe that morality exists only in relation to culture or society and is not absolute. Others ascribe to the belief that there is no God and therefore no plan for human history. Some may prescribe to the survival of the fittest ideology or a view that world is identical to God, called pantheism. Lastly, some may believe that humanity is essentially good and the evil we see in the world is due to a lack of education or poor environment. We all have a worldview and a philosophy of life, journey with us over the next six weeks to discover the framework of the Bible’s answers to these questions as we journey through this study guide around our series Culture, Cliches and the Story of God!

We hope you’ll find that Grace is somewhere that you can feel comfortable to explore faith, ask questions, grow spiritually, and connect with others. And most importantly, of course, we hope you connect with God!