Does the Bible have a central story? And if so, how can we figure out what it is? Those are the questions Dr. Matthew Harmon tackles in "Reading the Bible in Light of the Whole Story" (a BST exclusive). Here's a little excerpt to get you started:
After his resurrection Jesus made it clear to his followers that we should read all of Scripture as in some way related to his death/resurrection, the call to repentance and the offer of forgiveness through Jesus' name to all the nations (Luke 24:13-27, 44-49). But do we practically do this? Reading each passage of Scripture in light of its place within the unfolding storyline of the Bible can seem like a daunting task. After all, it is easy to see how certain OT passages relate to the gospel of Jesus Christ because the NT authors specifically quote or allude to them. But what do we do when faced with the many OT passages to which the NT authors do not refer? While it is tempting to throw up one's hands in exasperation and pursue the familiar paths of moralizing, there are ways that are more faithful to Scripture itself.
We highly recommend you spend a few minutes reading the rest. It'll give you the "big picture" of Scripture.