This Sunday we are starting a new series titled, I’m engaged!
This is not a series for those married couples, it is talking about being more engaged. More engaged in what? I am glad you asked. Over the next eight weeks we are going to look at ways we can become more deeply engaged in the bible, in our relationships, and with the broader Anabaptist church.
This Sunday we will be looking at how we can more deeply engage the bible, what is our posture towards the bible.
There are lots of ways to view the bible so this Sunday we want to examine those and talk about ways we can more deeply engage the bible. Each week, I in the Towards Sunday email, I will invite you to engage the bible in a new or different way. Think of it as fun homework.
The passage I invite you to think about this week is…
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.
What stands out to you in this passage.
As you read the bible this week, try a different translation. Sometimes different things can stand out with a different translation. Biblegateway.com is a good resource to read a lot of different translations.
Here is an interesting video showing the biblical timeline…
Here is a video for the kids about reading your bible…
How do you view the bible? Is it a collection of books written by men, it is a sacred book inspired by God, it is God’s invitation to salvation, is it a guide for living? It is some of these? All of these? None of these?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday, and bring your bible.