|“THE BIBLE CONTAINS THE VITAMINS FOR A HEALTHY SOUL”|
2 Timothy 3 verse 16 says: “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives”. We can hear God’s Word in church, when we study it together with others in a small group and by reading it for ourselves at home. Setting aside a regular time each day to read and think about God’s word can be the ‘power-house’ of our spiritual life and growth. Children, busyness of life or sheer exhaustion can often make this a struggle, but there is no substitute for a regular Bible reading habit. There are various patterns that suit different people, and yours may change over time, or as circumstances change.
|Setting aside a regular time each day to read and think about God’s word can be the ‘power-house’ of our spiritual life and growth.|
Only 1 out of 5 Christians seeks to read and reflect on the Bible every day
How am I supposed to fit something else into an already overcrowded day?
Simon takes Bible reading notes on the train to read and pray on his daily commute.
Sarah is a teacher and takes 20 minutes in her classroom at lunchtime to read the Bible and pray.
Alex has a room at the top of his house with a comfy armchair overlooking the local park and heads there every morning to begin his day with God.
Glen takes time with God as soon as he gets in from work, reading the Bible and praying as he unwinds from a busy day.
Mary gets up half an hour before the family and uses this time to build her relationship with God as she talks to him in prayer and listens to him in his Word.
“If churches could do only one thing to help people grow in their relationship with Christ, their choice is clear. They would inspire and equip their people to read the Bible and reflect on it for meaning in their lives.” Quoted from the book, Move: What 1,000 churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth.
It can be very helpful to use some of the many guides and daily notes available to help us as we read the Bible. Some people prefer a small booklet to use alongside their Bible, while others nd having an app or daily email to their phone, tablet or computer more appropriate for their needs. Bible helps and guides come in many different styles and formats which can involve reading one book of the Bible at a time, reading passages on a particular theme or even reading right through the Bible from beginning to end. Please see some of the websites below for more information about adult or children’s Bible Reading material or talk to Mark, Don, Gill, Rosemary and others at church. We will be happy to advise or order something that we believe will help you to read the Bible regularly.
www.wordlive.org (Scripture Union notes or apps)
See also www.cwr.org.uk (On Home page: Daily Bible-reading notes – read more...)
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“It is presented relevantly in a fun way, whilst providing food for thought.”
‘It makes you think and helped me with things I wasn’t sure about.’ ‘It shows how the Bible relates to you, making me want to read the Bible more.’