ABC Community Connections – Interpreting Scripture

Thought of the week:
How do you interpret Scripture? When most of us sit down to read the Bible we try to analyze it instead of allowing it to analyze us. Reading the Bible is about letting the Bible read us. We shouldn’t sit down to read it as though we’re the ones that give it meaning, for the exact opposite is true. Bible reading isn’t so much about us raising questions for God, but God raising questions of us; challenging our thoughts and actions. Instead of reading the Scriptures with the assumption that we’re the active party, try reading it as though God is the active party and be open allowing Him to speak. It’s God who addresses us through His word and that word comes to life when we give ourselves over to its message for the real living of life. So the next time you sit down with your Bible sit down as with a close friend over a cup of coffee and open your mind and heart. Listen to what he’s saying and then act on it in faith.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)

– Thanks to everyone who filled shoe box and dropped it off for Operation Christmas Child. There were 23 shoeboxes dropped off at the church. If you didn’t get your shoebox to the church there’s till time to drop it off at Vernon Alliance Church before Sunday.
– The new church sign is up! Thanks to Randy and Deb for a great job.
– an air hockey table has been generously donated to the church. More reason to come have fun at the next games night.
– everybody is invited to stay after church this Sunday (Nov 18) and next Sunday to practice the song we’ll be singing at Carol Fest.

Dates to remember:
Nov. 25: Grey Cup Sunday
Nov. 29: Community Christmas light up. Come help us give out candy canes.
Dec. 1 Community CPR training clinic. 2 classes 8:30-12:30 & 1:30-5:30. Volunteers needed to provide refreshments.
(No Scrapping Saturday)
Dec. 2: Carol Fest 7:00 PM

Pastor Wayne Snider

Armstrong Bible Chapel
2145 Rosedale Ave.
Armstrong BC V0E1B1
250-546-9696 Office
250-351-5761 Cell
sniderman2@msn.com

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