The Inside Column 15/09

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Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke – if you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s goodness and love for you as you join us in worshipping Him, please feel free to stick around afterwards for a coffee and a chat.

Today we continue our series on encountering God through spiritual practices. This week we are looking at the spiritual practice of study.

Why study the Bible?

As we read his Word and observe his actions, we get to know who he is, know him better, and recognize his voice, to gain wisdom, learn what’s right, to correct wrong thinking, and receive guidance. Cultural understandings, other people’s views, and our own biases make it very difficult to know with certainty how to handle the questions and problems life brings us. Asking for wisdom and deepening our understanding of how we should do life as disciples of Jesus is done through studying the bible.

The Bible is living Word of God.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.       -Hebrews 4:12

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. - 1 Timothy 3:16-17

Tools to help with studying the Bible

The Bible in One Year 2019 is a that takes readers through the entirety of Scripture in one year, including readings from the Old Testament, New Testament and either a Psalm or Proverb each
day. Combined with a daily commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, this plan guides us to engage more closely with God’s Word and encourages us not only to apply the teachings of Scripture to our everyday life, but also to move deeper in our relationship with Jesus. For more information visit: www.bibleinoneyear.org 

The church Vicarage is having a change of tenant. In the middle of next month Jude and family are moving out of the vicarage. This will mean that there will be shortage of household items, furniture etc. for the Bible college students that are staying, including Georgia. We would like to set up the Vicarage to support the ongoing letting to young Christian students. There is a list of items we need in the foyer. If you can help with any of these and they are in good condition please tick the item box and write your name and phone number so we can let you know when you can drop them off (or arrange pickup for larger items).

Yours in Christ

Phil

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