The Bible is a story, but it’s bigger than a story; it’s God’s story, and so it can never really be contained between two leather-clad covers and placed on a shelf. God’s story spills out into history and into the lives of his people. But it’s difficult to see the roles we are to play if we don’t understand what’s already taken place. That’s why we must know what the gospel has accomplished and we must learn from those who have come and gone before us in this grand narrative. That’s what we really want to know: What difference does the gospel make in my life today?