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The Bible is God's living Word


Getting into the Bible means being able to connect with God. His Holy Spirit helps us to be able to open up and engage with his living and timeless word written especially to and for us. The Bible describes itself like this: "Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way." (2 Timothy 3:16); so dust down that old copy of the Bible or  buy a new one (just ask your local bookshop) and start reading.

Where should you begin?

John Stott writes, "If you find it hard to believe in God, I strongly advise you to begin your search not with philosophical questions about the existence and being of God, but with Jesus of Nazareth.  Most people, like myself, feel on more solid ground when we are thinking and talking about Jesus Christ.  The concept of God as he is in himself is beyond us.  But with Jesus of Nazareth we are dealing with a historical person.  Besides, we believe that this was God's purpose.  God himself is infinite in his being and altogether beyond our reach and comprehension.  That is why he has taken the initiative to reveal himself -- for we could never come to know him otherwise.  And the climax of his self-revelation was the coming of his Son in human flesh.  God means us to approach him through Jesus Christ, not the other way round.  So if you can't believe in God, let me urge you to read the four gospels [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John] which tell the story of Jesus.  I'm astonished how many intelligent people haven't read the gospels since they were kids at school.  But if you read again the story of Jesus, and read it as an honest and humble seeker, Jesus Christ is able to reveal himself to you, and thus make God the Father real to you."

Alternativly you can visit the link below to start reading the Bible in a year - it will even email you the passages daily. We suggest that you select NIV-UK as your Bible translation.

or download McCheyne’s Bible reading calander .

If you would like some guidance in how to read the Bible, just click on the logo below to visit Scripture Union's Word Live page.

ESV RSSClick on RSS Feed to go to the ESV Daily Reading Bible where you can subscribe

If you don't have a Bible to hand then visit Bible Gateway using the link below; again we suggest that you select NIV-UK as your translation.


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John Stott quote from from "Authentic Christianity", p. 33, InterVarsity Press.