The Bible is a lamp to our feet and a guide to our path (Psalm 119 verse 105).
It brings us comfort, direction and certainty in an uncertain world. Memorising verses from the Bible helps us always have the Word of God close to us. It can be a spur to pray, a comfort and a firm truth in a world of fake news and celebrity gossip.
In the 21st century we have easier access to the bible than ever before, but in many ways, we keep it at arm’s length. Learning verses off by heart keeps God’s word close to our minds and hearts even when we are in trouble or in a hurry. Why not join us in learning some or all of these verses. If you don’t have your own copy of the Bible or would like some suggestions about how to get more out of your Bible reading speak with Lis, Ian or any other member of the staff team.
During the Autumn of 2019 we will be learning some Bible verses together and also taking a look at the passages they come from. You can find the verses printed below; they are taken from the NIV translation of the Bible.
|Sept 1||Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”|
|Sept 8||2 Timothy 3:16 -17 “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.”|
|Sept 15||Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,|
|for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”|
|Sept 22||Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;|
|they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”|
|Sept 29||Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to|
|harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”|
|Oct 6||Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance,|
|kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”|
|Oct 13||Romans 8:1-2 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,|
|because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”|
|Oct 20||Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.”|
|Oct 27||1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”|
|Nov 3||Revelation 3:20 “ Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,|
|I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”|
|Nov 10||John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”|
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