Thursday 7th june

eat this book . . . second helpings

So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but ‘in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.’” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Then I was told, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, languages and kings.”

revelation 10:9-11

 thought for the day

The Weekend Away in Wydale and the 40 Day Bible Challenge of Lent seems a while ago, so much has happened since then and you might still be doing your last exams or have already tasted sweet freedom. But I want to go back to the now infamous phrase “Eat This Book” (copyright Eugene Peterson) and the thoughts behind it.

The truth that we need to “Eat This Book” is just as needed as ever. Going into summer and mixing up the routine can make it one of the most difficult times to stick to reading the Bible and spending time with God. Yet I’ve been reminded more and more lately, as we’ve gone through 1 Corinthians at the 6pm gathering, that reading the Bible gives so much life and helps me in all sorts of situations.

Take 1 Corinthians 10 for example and what Paul talks about not eating meat (v.27 – v.33) in order to show love and prefer those who might be tempted by meat sacrificed to idols. I can apply that to my own life when I have a few beers with people if I found the people I was with were alcoholics it wouldn’t be kind to drink while they were there. 

So this summer read the Bible and see what God is saying to you, you’ll be amazed what happens.

Study Space is running from 22nd May to the 7th June every Tuesday – Thursday from 9 till 5. It’s a space to revise and study for the exams with free tea, coffee and biscuits and the chance to pray with the staff team at 9am and 3pm.

Come along to STC Sheffield for Study Space this Exam Period.

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