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Scripture and the Word

The Bible

'All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.'

2 Timothy 3:16-17

This passage says that the Bible is “God-breathed”. Christians believe this means the Bible was given to human beings to write down by God. This is why the bible and scripture is often referred to as being inspired by God.

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What better way to spend time than to read God’s word in scripture?

Many religions have a book or books which are considered holy or authoritative. They are often called 'Scripture', which simply means something that is written, but is usually used of sacred writings. Jews often divide their Hebrew Scriptures into three parts: the Law, the Prophets and the Writings. These Scriptures describe God's active involvement in the lives of individuals as well as in world history. They relate how mankind's relationship with God has been broken and how God has started to restore this through a 'covenant' (which means a binding agreement) with Israel, which would one day extend to the whole world.

Jesus came to fulfil the Hebrew Scriptures and to introduce a 'new covenant' which would include all people in a new relationship with God. Various accounts of the life of Jesus, and the activities of the early church were written by some of the very first Christians and quickly came to be seen as holy Scripture by Christians, ranking alongside the Hebrew Scriptures. The Christian Bible consists of the Old Testament coming from the Jewish scripture and the New Testament telling the story of Jesus and the early Christians.

One of the most important things about the Bible, or scripture is that it tells the story of God the Creator and his creation. It shares how humans are capable of great things, but also terrible things. It shows us how much God cares for his wayward people and what he has done to rescue it.

The Bible shares the story of the humble birth of Jesus, Israel’s long-awaited King, it’s Messiah, the Son of God. It tells how he loved and served the misfits and outcasts of the world. It tells us how he confronted the powerful and called all people to repent - to turn away from sin (our disobedience and our self-reliant attempts to control and manipulate in order to hang on to power).

The Bible tells the story of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension, how he came to save mankind from an eternity apart from God. In the Bible, we learn learn the standards he taught us to live by and learn about Jesus promise that all who turn from their evil and selfish ways and agree that he is Lord and Saviour will have eternal life.

The Bible is known as a single book, but within it there are 66 individual books: 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. For ease of reference each book of the Old and New Testament is broken down into chapters and each chapter further divided into verses. So Mark 4:12, for example, refers to verse 12 of chapter 4 of the Gospel of Mark. 

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About Me

Through this website I will try to share my views and experiences  of Meeting God in the Everyday. 

 

I am a wife, sister, friend and in the past I have been a nurse in the NHS, an Acupuncturist and since 2014 I've been an ordained minister in the Church of England. At the moment I am the vicar of four rural parishes in South Warwickshire. 

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Listen to the Bible

Many people really enjoy reading the bible but if you find this difficult then I recommend listening to a digital version. There are numerous ones to choose from. Here are a few tasters. These are narrated by by a friend of mine, the Reverend Dr Paul Edmondson. Relax sit back and listen...

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