Becca’s seen a job advert, and she’s wondering whether she should apply. Liam’s wife has just left him, and he is beside himself. Richard feels as though God has been distant, and he longs for a closer walk with him. Sophie’s just had to undergo tests at the hospital, and she’s bracing herself for bad news. Daniel’s getting married in a few weeks, and he want the best possible start to married life. Lucy’s stuck in the same old sin (again), and she aches to be free.
Six very different people, with six very different problems. Each feels that the Bible must say something that could help them. But whilst all six know a few Bible verses they can turn to in times of trouble, none of them are finding much help in their regular Bible readings. They do benefit from remembering that the Lord is their Shepherd, and that all things work together for the good of those who love God. But they each think there must be more in the Bible than that, and they suspect Joshua and Judges and Jeremiah ought to be as relevant and helpful as John 3:16.
Becca and Liam and Richard and Sophie and Daniel and Lucy all long to hear God speak into their lives, but too often they feel he is silent. Maybe sometimes you feel like that, too.
The good news is that God is not silent. He speaks today in many ways, but he speaks most clearly and authoritatively through the Bible. It’s living and active, and sharper than any double-edged sword (Heb. 4:12). If you want to hear God’s voice, it’s essential you read his Word. But reading is not enough, is it? Our six friends don’t just want to read the Bible, they want to apply the Bible to their lives.
That’s what Growing Together… in God’s Word is all about. Each day (apart from Sunday) we read two chapters of the Bible, and answer two simple questions that help us think about how those chapters apply to our lives. And because we’re all reading the same chapters on the same day, it’s easy to chat to one another about what we’ve read. Then once a month, those who want to meet together to discuss the passages they’ve read that month.
You can download the reading plans for each month here:
- Monday 3rd July
- 7:30pm Growing Together...in God's Word