Many of us were taught that song as children, and told it was the book for “me.” Well, actually, it’s our book. Or is it God’s book? Why do we even have it? Why does it even matter?
At this weekend’s worship service, we’ll consider what made the Bible so significant for so many people, and get a glance at Jesus’ use of the Bible. It could be that we can do the same thing he did.
Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’
God has been speaking through the Bible for a long time. Have you heard anything lately?
How about some On The Street Bible Trivia: