We Are About Relationships
Whether you have been a part of church for a long time or are brand new to the Christian faith, you know that the Bible is important. It’s more than important, it’s essential. It is the story of God’s relationship with God’s people, and through it God continues to speak. Any yet, many of us feel like we don’t know the Bible at all. We’re intimidated by it. It’s an enormous book with all different kinds of literature inside it: story, poetry, parables, letters, apocalyptic writing, drama. It’s confusing and often leaves us with more questions than answers. What’s more, we hear the Bible used and misused so often that we get overwhelmed trying to understand it on our own. It’s easier just to let others tell us what it says rather than to try and decipher it by ourselves.
If you’ve ever felt this way about the Bible, let me invite you into a “year with the Bible,” starting in August. Beginning in the first week of August and ending in May of 2015, we will take a “journey through the Bible” together, working our way through the whole biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. We’ll be exploring how God’s story speaks into our own story. We’ll be reading the Bible together, so you won’t be in it alone. There will be others reading it alongside you and lots of places to bring your thoughts and insights and questions. No doubt, as we read together we will have many of questions that don’t get answered. But I believe with all my heart that we will hear from the living God, who continues to speak through the scriptures to all who open their hearts and minds.
We’ll be taking this journey on Sundays during worship, and there will be many opportunities for small group studies and classes. We’ll also have some resources available for anyone who wants to read the Bible through on their own. Come and join us as we journey through the Bible together!