On the day of His resurrection, Jesus walked along the road to Emmaus with two disheartened disciples. The two were discussing and arguing about the events that had taken place in Jerusalem—Jesus’ arrest, trials, and crucifixion. The One they had hoped would be the Redeemer of Israel was dead. And although the tomb was empty, they had not seen the resurrected Jesus.
One can only speculate what they were thinking as they walked down the road, expressing their disappointment that Jesus apparently hadn’t risen…to Jesus. But one can easily imagine how they felt in that moment: Hopeless and perhaps even foolish.
And then, Jesus spoke:
…How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the prophets have spoken! Didn’t the Messiah have to suffer these things and enter into His glory? (Luke 24:25-26)
And then, Jesus did something incredible—starting from the beginning of the Scriptures, from “Moses and all the Prophets,” He “interpreted for them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures” (Luke 24:27).
In that moment, Jesus revealed to them the purpose of the Bible. He showed them that the Bible isn’t a collection of stories. It’s not even simply the history of a single nation. It is the story of redemption—the story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
A new resource to help you explore the story of redemption
As we’ve spoken with church leaders around the world, we’ve heard a common concern: Christians know Bible stories, but they don’t know the overarching story. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, they can’t see how the Scriptures speak of Jesus. That’s what motivated us to create The Gospel Project, and now, The Gospel Project Bible. This brand-new study Bible is designed to lead readers to understand basic biblical doctrines, to see how all the Scriptures point to Jesus, and to join Him in His mission of seeking and saving the lost.
In The Gospel Project Bible you’ll find:
- All-new introductions to each book of the Bible, describing its place in the story of redemption
- More than 200 devotionals
- Thoughts and reflections from church leaders throughout history
- 200 Christ Connections, helping readers see Christ in specific passages
- 200 missional applications, explaining how specific passages invite us to join Christ in His mission
- Concise summaries of 99 essential Christian doctrines
A complement to your group and personal study
This new study Bible is a complement to your existing group and personal study resources. If you use The Gospel Project in your small group, this Bible’s added notes and resources will help reinforce what you’re learning each week, as well as encourage you to dig deeper in your weekly discussion. As you use it in your personal reading and study, the included devotionals and notes will encourage you to explore the Christ connections, seeing for yourself how the story of Scripture truly is about Jesus.
The Bible is one story—the story of Jesus and how He is at work making all things new (Revelation 21:5). Explore the story for yourself with The Gospel Project Bible.