Heaven and Earth in the Bible

Heaven and Earth

Even though the Bible stretches on for pages and pages, it tells a consistent story. For example, the Bible paints a picture of heaven and earth in both the Old to the New Testaments. This video from The Bible Project provides an overview of heaven and earth in the Bible. The goal of this post is to help you see how this overarching theme contributes to the story of the Bible, understand the implications of this theme, and apply this theme to your daily life. 

As the video pointed out, the theme of heaven and earth runs through the Old Testament into the New Testament. When we understand the themes of Scripture, we can use them when we interpret and apply specific passages. Use these questions to deepen your understanding of heaven and earth.

What are heaven and earth? How did the video define this theme?
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How does the theme of heaven and earth play out in the Old Testament? How does this theme develop in the New Testament? In what ways does it bridge the gap between the Old and New Testaments?
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Why are heaven and earth important? What does this theme teach us about God and humanity? What is its significance in the biblical story?
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What does the theme of heaven and earth change about your perspective of God and others? How do heaven and earth apply to your life? What could you do to put this theme into action in your life this week?
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God’s Word tells an amazing, unified story, woven together through its themes. As you read the Bible this week, keep what you learned through this video at the back of your mind. Notice when the theme of heaven and earth pops up in a passage and incorporate the principles from this video as you interpret Scripture.

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