Monday, March 8, 2010

Current Sunday AM Series: More Than Just a Book

We read from it every week. We encourage the students to read it on their own during the week. But where did the Bible come from and who wrote it? For the next three weeks we are looking at how the Bible is more than just a book. We will have some great guest speakers coming to share as we look at how this book can be so powerful in our lives today.

Week #1: What is it?
Some of the most common reasons for not reading the Bible is that "it's too long", "it is hard to understand", and "it's just a bunch of rules." This book is actually a love letter from God to us. Through out the entire book he shows why he made us, how much he cares for us, and the extremes that he went through to have a relationship with us.

Week #2: How was it Written?
My friend Mandy Helton-Jones will be joining us this week to talk about how the Bible was written and how to read it. She will also share about her journey across the United States to get more than 31, 000 to people to hand-write every single verse in the bible to put together a completely hand written bible. It is an amazing story and your middle schooler will not want to miss it.

Week #3: Who wrote it?
A professor from Bethel Seminary will be joining us this week to talk about the authors of the Bible. Dr. Jim Smith not only teaches at Bethel Seminary and the University of San Diego, but he has a background that includes being a youth pastor. It will be a great morning as he teaches about the people that God chose to write this letter to us.

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