Our new movement begins this week, focusing on the spiritual disciplines.
The Bible. God-breathed. Living and active. We've been given this incredible gift for connection with God.
How do we make the most of it?
Our prayer is that you walk away from today with greater passion and direction for embracing God's voice for you through His word. What will you take away and apply this month in order to make this happen?
Read these verses:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness... 2 Timothy 3:16
For the word of God is living andactive,sharper than anytwo-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart... Hebrews 4:12
"It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
- Jesus (Matthew 4:4)
Watch these videos:
- Describe what the above verses seem to mean to these people.
- Do you agree that our accessibility and familiarity with having the Bible around affects our response to the Bible as the above verses describe it? Discuss your thoughts, challenges and hopes around this.
Biblical Meditation: Read. Pray. Repeat. Repeat.
The Hebrew word for meditation in Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1:3 is hagah.
Hagah literally means to mumble or mutter something.
The point isn't actually about mumbling. Its that we don't read the Bible in the "one and done" sort of way. We prayerfully find ways to repeat the truth,words and ideas from God's word, for our hearts and our minds.
Why is this practice of reading and prayerfully repeating, not only good, but necessary?
This month: grow in your awe for God's word and your response to it:
We will be providing resources throughout the month to help equip you to more meaningfully hear from God through his word.