New Series on Engagement… Take 2!
The weather did not cooperate with us last week, so we are going to try this again. 
As we think about engaging the bible more deeply, I invite you to mediate on this passage this week…
Colossians 3:16-17     New Century Version
16 Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and instruct each other by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Everything you do or say should be done to obey Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.

You can continue to read Psalm from last week…

Psalm 119:105-112           New Revised Standard Version

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet    and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,    to observe your righteous ordinances.
107 I am severely afflicted;    give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,    and teach me your ordinances.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,    but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,    but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your decrees are my heritage forever;    they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes    forever, to the end.

Each week, I want to offer you a different way to engage the bible.  Last week I suggested checking out some different bible translations. 
This week, what if you took a bible passage and wrote it out.  Writing out passages will help you read the Bible in a new way. You might find that patterns begin to emerge. You might see how words or phrases are repeated for emphasis. Days, months, or even years later, you will have pages to go back to in your own handwriting, further connecting you to Scripture.
I recently attended a funeral and as the Pastor looked through the deceased’s bible, he found a passage that was written out in his own handwriting. 
What passage is meaningful to you that you would write it down and keep it in your bible? 
This practice makes me think of Proverbs 7…
My child, keep my words    and store up my commandments with you;
2 keep my commandments and live,    keep my teachings as the apple of your eye;
3 bind them on your fingers,    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Open your bibles, sharpen your pencils, and start writing. 
Here is a fun video about some weird stories that have a reference to the bible…
Here is some fun bible trivia the young at heart can enjoy…

Have fun and lets talk about the bible on Sunday!

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