For the next four weeks we are going to be talking about the Bible. Each week we are going to talk a little bit about how to read the Bible so that we can better understand what it means in our lives. So for part of the upcoming nights in small group we will do some "Bible study." Last night I challenged you guys to do two things.
The first is to bring your Bible (if you have one) to Blast / Ignite. If we are going to read the Bible, it'd be a pretty good idea to actually have one to read. Yes, we will have Bibles available to anyone who doesn't have one or forgot theirs. But there is something about using your Bible. It's familiar. It's personal. It becomes natural. You get used to it. It really becomes your Bible, not just the Bible that you own.
The second thing I challenged you to do was read the Bible and write down any thoughts, notes, questions, etc. from what you read. I suggested reading Genesis 22:1-19, Psalm 13:1-6, Mark 15:1-42, 1 John 1:1-10. This would be four days of reading within the next week. Even with super packed schedules, this is very doable. It can be done between 15 - 30 minutes.
Something like this is usually more exciting and encouraging when doing it with a group. I'd love for there to be lots of interaction/encouragement from the people who are reading. So if you are reading, let us know by posting something on facebook, especially the BlastIgniteNC3 page. Maybe post the phrase or verse the stuck out to you. Or write a question or thought about what you read. I know I'll be inspired from seeing these, and my guess is others will to.
So, what are you waiting for? Get to it.
Each week two blogs will be posted for Blast and Ignite.