Sowing, Reaping, and the Nature of the Trees

Previously, in Vignette #3, we watched sadly and helplessly as Adam and Eve deliberately chose to disobey God by eating from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  This one errant action on their part was all that it took to introduce Evil, with its accompanying fear, shame, deceit, alienation, and death, … Continue reading »

The Fruit of the Fall

When we last saw Adam and Eve—at the end of Vignette #3 of God’s One Big Story—they were being evicted from their Garden home for violating God’s one and only condition in their lease agreement, which was to not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  This tree was one of … Continue reading »

Fundamentals of the Fall

For those of you who may not have noticed it yet, we have begun to fall into something of a pattern during our time here at Stage #1 of God’s One Big Story.  First, we have watched and enjoyed each new segment of the Story as it has been presented to us; then, we have paused to … Continue reading »

The Perils of Personal Autonomy

When the last installment of God’s One Big Story ended, here is where we were in the Story: God had created a beautiful world, and designed it perfectly to sustain the lives of the people He would soon be creating; Then, when this earthly home was completed, God created Man, a being so much like … Continue reading »

Another Learning Interlude

With Vignette #2 just ending and with Vignette #3 not quite ready to start, we find ourselves here at Stage #1 of God’s One Big Story, once again using this brief interlude between Vignettes to study the Story we have seen so far; looking at it specifically for… Any Life Lessons that this part of … Continue reading »