random thoughts and things from all saints youth cell groups

Monday, April 03, 2006

The Bible is so boring!

If you're feeling like this, then maybe you need to read the Bible with fresh eyes. We become so familiar with chunks of the Bible that it stops surprsing and exciting us. I've just bought this..

It's "The Message: Remix" which you may have heard of. Not only is it a fresh and exciting paraphrase which puts a new spin on many familar passages and stories, but its got a cool cover (and for the girls and boys who are into it, you can get it in pink too!). You can find the whole lot online at Bible Gateway or you can pick it up for about £15, at any decent bookshop, even Smiths or Borders. Or borrow it off me (which is even cheaper!)

Here's some extracts..

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." John 3:16

But now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way! Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master. Romans 6: 22-23