Berries and tinges of orange browns in the hedgerows herald signs of Autumn. And it’s time for Back to School, a new school year begins.
Why not make this a time of year for Back to Bible studying- there are always ways to explore and discover more about God’s word.
Can you make more space in your diary and the busy-iness of your day ? Are you spending quality time taking in God’s word? Perhaps something more every day? – A special time with God to let Him speak to your heart.
If you are not yet part of a house group please ask – there are two groups which meet on a Wednesday evening and a group which meets fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon. Housegroups give opportunities to discuss, ask, and learn about the Bible in a small group. They also make a good place to get to know others, to pray and encourage one another.
If you are interested in studying a particular aspect of the Bible please let Sue know. This could be followed up on a Sunday, or special workshops- perhaps covering an overview of the Old or New Testament, or book of Psalms, or topic of your choice.
Why not look on the library bookcase in church and pick up a book? Or if you have read a good book giving an insight into faith can you write a short summary for the noticesheet to tell us about it? If you are happy to lend the book to others please make it available.
Studying the Bible helps us to learn and grow closer to God. It can also help us to count as suggested by this anonymous poem:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses,
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes;
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears,
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean;
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
Let’s let the Bible help us in counting and strengthening our faith every day. We can find riches beyond number.
May God help us in our discovering, Sue