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July is Bible Month 2018

WelCom July 2018:

Sarah Richards

Starting 1 July, Bible Month 2018 is a time to focus on the Bible and its centrality to your Christian faith walk. Bible Society New Zealand’s key message is, the Bible really is good for life. The organisation has created a range of Good for Life tools, which help people engage with the Bible.

‘The Bible is good not just for the tough times but for all of life,’ says BSNZ Programme Director Stephen Opie. ‘When you’re lonely, broken or disappointed, the Bible should be there. And when you’re joyful, content and at peace, the Bible should be there. The Bible needs to be in and through our day to day walk with God.’

The Bible is key to your Christian growth, a primary way of connecting with God and it helps people live a Godly life, says Tak Bhana, Senior Pastor of Auckland’s Church Unlimited and BSNZ’s Vice-President. ‘The Bible helps me know God and his ways,’ says Tak who is a supporter of Bible Month 2018.

Bible Month tools include three two-minute testimony videos of a Christian medical doctor, a young mum dealing with loss, and a kiwi soldier who served in Afghanistan. All three Kiwis have been inspired to share about how the Bible has helped them in their lives.

In addition, there is an Essentials Bible Reading Challenge, sermon notes, wall posters and small group resources. Our latest publication, The Field Guide to the Bible already on its second-print run, helps young people make sense of what can sometimes be thought of as a complicated book.

For more information and to download free resources go to www.biblemonth.nz or call 0800 424 253 for more details.