Why Study the Bible?
As Christians, it is important to us to engage deeply with Scripture, to help us explore our faith and build our relationship with God. However the Bible can seem quite daunting, and it can be difficult knowing where to start. That is why we come together regularly to study the Bible amongst friends, who can encourage us and walk alongside us.
Monday Bible Study
This group meets together on a Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 am. It tends to be quite an informal session, focusing on a small section of the Bible and discussing it together whilst sharing a cuppa and a biscuit. If you’d like to join us, come along to the Walmer Street entrance.
Advent and Lent Study
During Advent and Lent, we meet together on a Wednesday afternoon, and generally follow a specific course which focuses on a theme for the season. The group meets at 2pm and finishes by 3pm, so that parents can leave in time for the school run. If you’d like to join our group, you can find us in the lounge using the Walmer Street entrance. Dates for each group will be announced on both our news page and Facebook.
Studying at home
We understand that it isn’t always possible to attend the groups held at the church, and so we hope that you may find some of the following resources helpful in your own Bible Study at home.
A Word in Time
A Word in Time is a daily resource provided by The Methodist Church. It includes a short verse from the Bible for each day of the year, with some background information to help you understand it further. It concludes with some questions to ponder, asking you to think about how it applies to your life.
YouVersion is a free app, which provides access to over 1,900 versions of the Bible in over 1,300 languages. This means you can easily compare translations of any verse you are studying. The app also provides a vast array of reading plans and devotionals, helping you to explore the Bible, and enables you to add friends so that you can study it together. There is even a Bible App for Kids, which takes them from Genesis to Revelation in a fun and interactive way.
The Bible Project
The Bible Project is an extensive collection of videos and resources that help you to “experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus”. You can choose to study the Bible by theme, word study, from start to finish, or simply by the latest video that has been produced.
Pray As You Go
Pray As You Go is not so much a Bible Study as a resource to help you in daily prayer. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 we are called to “pray without ceasing”, and Pray As You Go is designed to go with you, helping you to pray wherever you find time. It combines music, scripture, and questions for reflection, and each daily session lasts between 10 and 13 minutes, making it easy to fit into even the busiest day.