Ruminating the Bible

LPUC eNews – Sunday 24 October 2021

There is no in person worship this Sunday due to the current COVID restrictions, however you can still watch the service online.

Ruminating the Bible, Psalm 34:1-10 

Today we are going to find a simple key to implement everything we heard over the last three weeks.  We should read the Bible.  No, that’s not what I’m going to say because actually, it is not what the Bible says to us.  I think the best way we get the most out of the Bible is to EAT the BIBLE, not literally but metaphorically.  According to today’s theme: RUMINATING the BIBLE.   

Just like sheep, we need to stop and ruminate on what we have already taken in.  In short, we need time to reflect.  Reflection is more than keeping a journal to remember what was done.  Reflection is taking time to carefully examine and glean from the experience. In my message today we will discover more about why we have to ruminate the Bible. 

See Psalm 34.  The author of this Psalm 34, David was a man who sought to please God and consequently, the scripture was used greatly in realising the will of God.  David was able to please God because he had a deep fellowship with God.  Furthermore, in Psalm 5:3 & 143:8, we can find two ways of faith David practiced: to deepen his relationship with God, David listened to the word of God and also asked for his help.  

It is not easy to do ‘Ruminating the Bible’ steadily and regularly even though we know of its benefits.  So, discipline is necessary for a life of devotion.  It is necessary to discipline one’s life for training.  The last thing I want to tell you is: ‘Do not get downhearted and be discouraged when you fail but start again from that day.  Do you know why?  Because I believe that there isn’t such a word, ‘failure’ in God’s dictionary but He always encourages us to ‘turn around and try again.’ Amen.  IL-WOONG.

Fight, Flee or Forgive: A True Story of Radical Forgiveness That Reaped a Great Harvest for Zimbabwe | CBN News  

Thoughts from an unvaccinated Christian – AP  

Bethany: Do you feel too comfortable where you are? Michael Shaw challenges us to show God’s love in the poorest communities. 

Jesus the “I AM” – The Bible Project

Thomas the Tank Engine’s creator: Teaching children to laugh and see God – Eternity News

Elderly advice on modern life – Gary Turk

Library: If you’d like to share what you’re reading/watching or request a resource from the library, send an email to Naomi.Feigl@gmail.com and Lawrie.Bool@gmail.com Available from Lawrie:

The Message // Remix.  The complete Bible in 4 CDs.  This remix is the Bible read by leading Christian music artists whose lives have been impacted by The Message. 

You have never been this way before – Fuelcast.  

Meaninglessness: Deadlier than COVID – Youth for Christ

What are the chances?

The Canberra Declaration Meets with Top Federal MPs About Vaccine Passports – Daily Declaration  

The Christian Origins of the Labor Party – Daily Declaration  

Palliative care is getting better and better, so politicians should rethink euthanasia – Eternity News

New South Wales euthanasia bill hits a speedbump – Mercatornet

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