Living The Turned Around Life 3500 years ago, a code of behaviour was given to a people. It enabled them to live within a structure that gave directions of life, with the aim of establishing a culture of faith in which care for one another was an essential part of social order. These external codes known as the Ten Commandments became part of the civilising process for many nations, including Great Britain. Jesus elaborated on them in what we call the Beatitudes, and stated the need for them to be internalised. Society cannot be changed from the outside, but only from within each individual.
As we encounter God through Jesus Christ, he gives to us a new heart or inner desire, enabling us to make sense of how God requires us to live. When we ask Jesus into our life, it’s not the last step, but the first in our journey of discovering the way of God in our thoughts, our words and our deeds.
God's Word The Bible is a library of 66 books, in two parts – the Old Testament and the New. It is full of historical accounts, stories, poetry and song. The Bible can be read in a year when devoting around 30 minutes per day. ‘All scripture is God-breathed and is useful teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the people of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Our plan is to teach the Bible over a three year period, ensuring as did the Apostle Paul that we teach "The whole counsel of God" or as we noted above, "All scripture".