Sunday 24th April 2016

Leader : Suzanne Nockels
“The Word”
Bibles are not just another book to put on the shelf – they are to be read. Some bibles have been passed down through generations and hold many memories, others are in constant use and indispensable to their owners – some are well loved and tatty some are pristine – its easy to know which ones are cherished. But how do we pass scripture on to others who maybe don’t own a bible or if they do they never read it –
Nehemiah 8 1-12
The people knew they had forgotten the law (the first five books of the bible) and asked Ezra to read it to them – when he had read and others had explained the meaning of the words the people were sad, but they were told to rejoice that they now had heard and understood what was written.
`There are many stories in the first 5 books as well as the rest of our bible of today, to teach us and inspire us and help us with our faith. Learn and understand and then spread the word so that others can also be inspired.
“Lord for Thy word,
the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our soils ablaze,
teaches and trains rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, accept your people’s praise”
Timothy Dudley-Smith

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