10th February 2019

I have been speaking for quite a while now about one of the themes for 2019 being a fresh emphasis on small group Bible studies.  Now it is time to put all of that talk into action!  Our groups are starting up for the year, and I want to invite you to try one out.  Here is why…

One of the great insights from a School Scripture conference this week was that “Memory is a residue of thought.”  This is a fancy way of saying that we remember what we have thought about.  A small Bible study group is a setting where you can think slowly about what the Bible is saying, and so be more likely to remember what you have personally learned from God’s word.  It’s often easier than reading the Bible on our own, because we have others to bounce off.

The need to learn the word of God is not merely to increase our head knowledge, but because the word of God is the seed, the water and the fertiliser that makes us grow in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2), becoming more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ who is the perfect image of God.

These are the groups (all of which start this week, except for mine!):

Women’s Group, Tuesdays 7.30-9.00 pm
led by Kat Cowell in the Parish Room

Mixed Group, Wednesdays 7.30-9.00 pm
(starts 22 Feb)
led by Andrew Schmidt in the Rectory

Women’s Group, Thursdays 10.00-11.30 am
led by Kat Cowell in the Parish Room

Men’s Group, Thursdays 7.30-9.00 pm
led by Martin Robinson in the Parish Room.

People are most welcome simply to show up, but it’s helpful to let the leader know in advance if you can!