Thursday, October 30, 2008

Opening the Bible

How do you feel about reading the Bible? Want to but don't know where to start? Too big? Too complicated? Too boring? Too old-fashioned?

The Bible is a book which many people have in their homes, but few actually read on a regular basis. That's not surprising. It is big and it can seem complicated. It was written over a period of thousands of years in a world very different from our own, a world that can seem very alien to us. But if we don't read the Bible we are missing out on a treasury of wonderful stories and vital resources for our Christian journey and sometimes all it takes to get started is the encouragement of a few others and something to steer us in the right direction.

That's why I have started to produce some monthly Bible study notes, based on one of the Sunday readings for the month. If you'd like to have a look, you can find them here, as well as at the back of church. You might like to find a few friends to discuss the questions with - if you need help to find others to talk to, please contact me and I'll see what I can do.