We are doing a Bible study on Elijah in home group at the moment, it's called 'Elijah - Prophet at a Loss' (Jeff Lucas).
See dates below...
Going Public, Being Brave
Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th May
Living in the Real World
Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th May
The Clash of Convictions
Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th June
Prophet at a Loss
Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th June
What about the E100 readings?
We're taking a pause in our E100 readings, having finished the 50 Old Testament readings, and will start the New Testament ones in September.
While the Elijah study has some short daily readings, you may find you have time to get stuck into something more. How about doing a personal study on one of the Old Testament books?
The Church library has one on Isaiah or you could buy one and donate it to the library afterwards! Maybe, you want something to inspire you in your reading of the Old Testament or the Bible as a whole.
'The Bible Jesus Read' by Philip Yancey really inspired me to read more of the Old Testament, particularly Deuteronomy. The title, of course, reminds us that the Old Testament was all the Bible that Jesus and his contemporaries had. It was what the friends on the road to Emmaus were talking about when they said "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" We can get excited, too, when we read of our amazing God in the Old Testament.
Recently, I've started reading 'The Invitation: A simple guide to the Bible' by Eugene H. Peterson (writer of 'The Message'). It's very readable and it invites us not just to read the Bible but to live it.
'Words spoken and listened to, written and read are intended to do something in us, to give us health and wholeness, vitality and holiness, wisdom and hope. My task is to bring into awareness that the biblical text, in the course of revealing God, pulls us into the revelation and welcomes us as participants in it. What I want to call attention to is that the Bible, all of it, is livable. It is, in fact, the text for living our lives.'
If you've read something that's helped you understand the Bible or got you excited about it, please share it with us.