a Biblical thought...
During the time he was in Jerusalem, those days of the Passover Feast, many people noticed the signs he was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to him. (John 2:23)
a Book thought...
When structures obstruct movement toward God's future in Christ, when they constrict openness to the coming, transforming Kingdom, they are ready to be changed for the sake of the gospel. (p110 Needham)
a Dave thought...
Last night was our first cell group for the year, and as I led a group of young adults through Psalm 40 (& yes we did listen to U2) I realised how much I have missed just opening the word in this way. I am one who likes discussion and hearing other viewpoints and am very comfortable when several in the same room have differing opinions.
I often wonder who invented the personal devotions. As surely not all had their own copies of scripture in the first century so there is no way everyone could be isolated to hear God's word, it had to be shared in groups. Maybe we would all have a more accurate view of scripture if it was opened more in groups and could be discussed rather than just read in isolation.
Just a thought.
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