Bible Corner

Here are some articles written by Church members that relate to bible study.

As you read this we will be well into another summer, and crops will be growing to reach harvest. Indeed by the time the next Messenger appears many will have been harvested. So, midway as we are between spring and autumn, how often do we stop to consider the processes that bring us the things that we need? Indeed how often do we stop to consider the nature of creation itself? It is easy to take for granted, or to discount the role that God is playing in providing for our every need.

Last time I left you to read 1 Corinthians 11 verses 17-34{/bible}. Verses 23 to 26 inclusive are especially important to us as Christians because they are Paul's narrative of the institution of the Lord's Supper, and are therefore central to every Communion Service that takes place.

Welcome to a new series of articles with the Bible at its heart. As many of you will be aware 2009 is the year when the URC is having a particular focus on the Bible. The national church is producing many interesting, thought-provoking resources to look at the Bible on its website, so we thought it would be worth sharing some of these in our magazine, in a way that would allow you, the reader, to dip in and out as and when you are able.

We begin with a double helping. Part 1 ties in very well with the message that Miss Barbara Hillier brought to us at a service in February:-

Part 1: Heart, Soul Mind and Strength

Start by reading Mark 12:30, where in response to being asked which commandment is the greatest one of all, Jesus says "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." Then spend some time thinking about the following:-

A Timeline for Jesus

Last time we thought about drawing a timeline for Jesus' life on a piece of paper. If you haven't done it then you might like to draw one before reading the rest of this piece. If you have already drawn a timeline, and added-in all the events that you can think-of, or thought about what might go where, then you might like to consider what follows.