Reading the Bible

Patrick Oden takes on a topic that sometimes we think that we have all figured out. The topic of reading the bible. There are usually two sides to this, either “I have no idea what to do or where to start” or you have “I have this all figured out. I’m good.” But are you? Are you really good? Each and everyone of us have areas where we can become better at reading the Bible. When we look at the Early church there are a few things that they focused on. They poured all their energy into a few things and here they are. “They devoted themselves to the Apostles Teaching, and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” So what does this mean to us? To the church in the 21st century? All of these can be broken down to 2 things. Community and the Word. When they met together is was to hear the word of God which was the Apostles Teaching and to community: fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer. What would happen if we focused just on the Word of God and to Community? What if this was everything that we did as a Church? We known the results from the Early Church, “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

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