Saturday, January 25, 2014

“Bible Reading” Chapel

SAMSUNG            Tuesday Mike and Samantha Owen led us in a “Bible Reading” chapel. Of course Bible reading is something we enthusiastically promote at PIU, but we find that the tendency is to read the Bible in small “devotional” tidbits instead of reading full stories in their full context. Because of this we often miss the meaning and find it boring. The Bible is the story of God’s dealing with human beings and needs to be read in its grand scope – SAMSUNG            whole books, whole psalms, whole stories. To promote this in chapel, and to show how easy and meaningful this can be, Mike and Samantha read two whole books of the Bible dramatically during chapel time – Zephaniah and Habakkuk. (Hmm have you ever just sat down and read straight through either of these books? Most of our students had not!) After each reading we sat in groups and discussed what we had learned. It was amazing how much each person got out of this exercise. With audio books and so many other Bible resources that we have today there is really no excuse not to read the Bible this way. So my challenge to you is to read the Bible in whole chunks and stop breaking it up into bite sized morsels. Start with a small book and read it through and move on to the bigger ones. I think you will be surprised at how much God will speak to you.

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