Understanding The Bible As One Complete Story

The study began on September 25, 2022, and will continue for 7 sessions. 

Time:  11:00 am - one hour study

All are still welcome as we continue the study!

Pastor Velda invites the members of Peace United Methodist Church and the surrounding community to join her for the fall Bible Study, Seamless.  Immediately following our worship service, for seven weeks, Pastor Velda will lead us as we study the Bible together.  Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God's Word. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Seamless helps replace insecurity that holds participants back with clarity and helps them move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture.  Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.

Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.  You don't need to know the Bible already to attend.  This study is for all levels of knowledge.


Author: Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award-winning group Selah), author of I Will Carry You, What Women Fear, and Mended. She is one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, TN.

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  • 7 weeks of personal study with additional help such as maps, timelines, and word studies 

  • Leader helps to guide questions and discussions within small groups 

  • 7 teaching videos, approximately 12–15 minutes per session. 


  • Explore the interwoven and overarching themes of Scripture. 

  • See how the Scripture of both Old and New Testaments weave together and connect. 

Video Sessions: 

  • Session 1: Introduction (14:54)—Why study the Bible? Discover the vision for the Bible study Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story as Angie Smith shares some of her story and how God birthed the ideas of this study from Angie's own journey as a new believer in Christ. 

  • Session 2: The Beginning (15:33)—There's a seamless thread woven through every story in the Bible—a thread that connects the people, places, and promises in Scripture and it starts in the beginning. This session will review segments of week 1 homework on creation, man and woman, the results of the fall, the flood, and the tower of Babel. 

  • Session 3: The Patriarchs (15:51)—The Patriarchs prove that God loves the broken and weak things (and people) of this world. This session reviews the Patriarchs, the call of Abram, how the 12 tribes of Israel were formed, and how God renames us. 

  • Session 4: The Exodus and the Promised Land (16:51)—Like a beautiful tapestry, the Bible uses patterns of repeated events to signal really big moments in history. Learn more about the Hebrew people, their struggles and wanderings, and how the Lord went before them through it all. 

  • Session 5: The Kingdoms and the Prophets (12:17)—Kingdoms unite and divide. The same thing happened among God's people the Israelites with their prophets, priests, and kings. This session reviews homework reminding us of the reign of King David, the building of the temple, and more on the background of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

  • Session 6: The Messiah (11:41)—Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice. His birth, life, death, and resurrection show us the Way, the Truth, and the Life as He fulfills all of the prophecies about the Messiah. Discover how the New Covenant was established through Jesus and how the temple curtain was torn from top to bottom. 

  • Session 7: The Letters (11:21)—Christ came to save us and to set us free. The heart of Paul's message and others who wrote the books fo the New Testament is that we are made right by faith in Jesus Christ through grace. It is a new day as God's people preach the Word, endure suffering, and fulfill the ministry God has given them.


  • The cost of your study book.  Please contact Pastor Velda to register.  507-825-4348.