“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””
This week we begin another season of Bible Study. (We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7PM). We will be resuming our study of the Book of Psalms with Psalm 91. These studies have been a great blessing to many in our Church and community. It is vital that we engage in a program of regular and consistent study of the Word of God. If we claim, as we do, that the LORD is our refuge in life then it is incumbent upon us to know Him as He has revealed Himself to us in His Word. We can do this in our own personal quiet time, this is a great benefit and I would encourage each one of us to commit to reading and studying the Bible for themselves. Personally I have been committed to the McCheyne Reading plan for the past several years. I have been amazed at the new treasures I am finding in the bible after many years of following this course of reading.
Many years ago, when I was about to head off to Seminary in preparation for Pastoral ministry, a professor encouraged me to read and study the Bible for myself. His advice was to make sure that I was very well versed in the Bible so that I would know exactly what I believed, that it was Biblical and that I could defend my beliefs from the Bible. I have spent the past forty five years seeking to follow this advice. My professor friend is now with the LORD, but his advice is still bearing fruit in my life and ministry. My desire is to encourage others to do the same.
Our approach is interactive. We encourage those who are in attendance to ask questions and make comments. This allows me as the leader to find out where the Bible Study group is at in their faith, as well as allowing all of us to grow together in our faith.
We seek to understand not only what the bible is saying to us, but also why it is saying it. Personally I have been forced to grow spiritually as I have prepared and led these studies. Come and join us, if you are in the Brampton area, every Wednesday evening at 7PM. We would love to see you.