the good way


A life deeply rooted in the Story of God

As followers of Jesus, we believe that the Bible has been inspired by God. By engaging with scripture regularly we can become more familiar with the story of God and our place within it. God will speak to us through his word so that we can know him better and become more like him.

“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

Reading scripture is a way for us to experience who God is and what he’s like, so that we can cultivate greater intimacy with him. We read the Bible, not just for information but for transformation. We want to read scripture with an expectation that God wants us to encounter him through it.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Scripture tells us that Jesus is ‘the word’ or ‘logos.’ Jesus is the perfect reflection of what God is like and we can read all of scripture through this lens. Jesus said that his words were Spirit and life and what makes the word of God living and active is the presence of the Holy Spirit. When we engage with the Bible, we’re not just reading words on a page, we are inviting the Holy Spirit to make those words living, personal and active.

We are invited to get to know Jesus better through engaging with the entire Bible - the parts that we like and the parts that we don’t like, the passages that bring joy and resonance and the passages that confuse us, or cause us to feel resistance. We want to bring all of this into conversation with Jesus.

However we engage with scripture we want to remember that we read it for relationship with Jesus. We want to apply it to our lives in such a way that it becomes lived, so that the Holy Spirit can shape us and form us into the likeness of Jesus.

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Personal Reflection

Take some time to reflect on the following questions:

  1. What pain or hurdles do I associate with the written word of God?
  2. What value do I place on the written word of God?
  3. In what way does the Bible impact my everyday life?
  4. What is my current practice of engaging with scripture and is it leading me into a deeper awareness of God’s unconditional love for me?
  5. What is God’s invitation to me related to becoming more deeply rooted in his word?

Stories of scripture

Session Resources

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