No, the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treaure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne ----- everything ----- to rescue the one he loves. It's like the most wonderful fairy tales that has come true in real life!
You see, the best think about this Story is ------ it's true.
There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. It takes the whole Bbke to tell this Story. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle --- the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.
And this is no ordinary baby. This is the Child upon whom everything would depend. This is the Child who would one day ---- but wait. Our Story starts where all good stories start.