This week we will begin a new Sunday series on Anabaptist History and what it means for us today.  I am excited to be collaborating with Linden Showalter for the next six weeks.  Linden will be sharing with us a story from our Anabaptist tradition, and we will look at what that means for us today.  Perhaps these stories will be familiar to you or maybe you will be hearing them for the first time, either way we will spend some time looking at these stories and how they have shaped the faith of early Anabaptists and how they can help shape our faith.  Join us in this Sunday series of storytelling and learning from those who walked the Anabaptist faith before us. 

This week we will be looking at how the Anabaptists studied, valued, and memorized the Bible.  What can we learn from those early Anabaptist who studied and memorized the Bible?  Is there a connection between bible study and memorization and our hearts and minds being transformed. 

What are the benefits to personal Bible study and memorization?  What are the positives to a communal Bible study and memorization? 

This week I invite you to mediate on these scriptures…

Joshua 1:7-9

7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

John 8:31-32…

31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Prosperous, successful, strong, courageous, free…

What do these words mean to you?

How does studying and memorizing the Bible offer these things to us?

Let’s talk about it on Sunday

If you wanna take a fun quiz… Taylor Swift Lyrics or verse from Lamentations…

This made me chuckle.  If you don’t know who Taylor Swift is, this quiz probably isn’t for you.  

Have a good week.  

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