Why and how should I read the Bible?

Why and how should I read the Bible?

We all have questions. Sometimes the answers are easy. But, sometimes, our questions are complicated and the answers are difficult to see and even harder to articulate. Join us for worship at First United Methodist Church in January as we address some of the most frequently asked questions about the Christian faith.

  • January 3 – Do miracles still happen?
  • January 10 – Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • January 17 – How do I know God’s will for my life?
  • January 24 – Why does God allow evil and suffering?
  • January 31 – What does faith have to do with politics?

 What is this sermon about?

This sermon is about the nature of the Bible and how we might engage with the Bible today.

Why is this sermon important?

This sermon is important because God is still speaking though the Bible. In the Bible we find the opportunity to be in relationship with Jesus and find the words of life.

What is the context of this sermon?

This sermon is adapted from the HTB Transcripts of Alpha Talk 6 – Why and How Should I Read the Bible?

What are the next action steps?

The next action steps are to pick up a Bible, if you need one and plan to read through the Gospel according to Mark next month.

What is the good news (bottom line)?

The good news is that God has spoken and continues to speak through the Bible –  inviting us into relationship with Jesus.