The Bible:What It Is and What It Isn't

I own quite a few Bibles. It's helpful to have a variety of translations for sermon preparation and Bible study. But I have also been given Bibles over the years by family members and inherited a few. The one I’ve had the longest is very small and is the New Testament portion of the Bible. It’s bound in pink leather and I’ve had it since I was born, a gift of Trinity Methodist Church in Winchester, Kentucky. I’ve never read it because the print is so tiny and it’s a translation that’s not so easy to understand.

Bibles can become ceremonial for us. They have sentimental value but we may rarely read them. But here’s what United Methodists believe: “ . . .through the scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace.”

During the next five weeks at Fairlington we hope to deepen our interest in the Bible and open ourselves to Christ’s redeeming grace. All you need is one Bible to start with, one that you can easily read (we have some to give away), and then join us on the journey. It will make a difference in your life.
Pastor Mary Beth 

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