How do we grow as followers of Christ?
While there may be many ways to answer this question, engaging in the study of Scripture, the Bible, is one of the most impactful. Learning the stories of our faith, in particular the life and teachings of Jesus, transforms us. It invites us to see God’s story unfolding across space and time. The stories also challenge us to join in God’s loving mission of redemption, reconciliation, and restoration in our world today.
“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”Augustine of Hippo
Reading the Bible can also prove quite challenging. The stories in Scripture have truths to share, and they are also reflections of the time and place in which they were born. By studying Scripture in community we are challenged and encouraged to step outside of ourselves and to hear the story from another perspective.
Wherever you are in your faith journey, we invite you to read and reflect on God’s story in the practices below.