Engaging with Scripture

DD Scripture iconDeeply engaging with Scripture is important for all Christians, and Methodism is no exception. John Wesley described Methodists as a people who had been raised up to spread 'Scriptural Holiness' throughout the land, and recognised that immersion in Scripture was one key way in which the people of God grew into maturity and faith. He also believed that searching the Scriptures was a 'means of grace', and so wrote notes for readers on every book of the Bible.

'Oh, how I love your law!
It is my meditation all day long.' 
(Psalm 119:97)

This section of the website includes a range of resources for helping you engage with Scripture, ranging from scripts to Bible plays to web links to videos. Many of these resources were first developed in 2011, as the Methodist Church joined with 

'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.' 
(Matt 4:4)

other organisations to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The KJV brought the Scripture to people in English and, when read aloud, had a dramatic effect on church attendance and peoples' lives. More resources, however, will also be added as this website continues to develop.

Our hope for this website is that it can be a resource for people to live Bible lives with confidence and compassion in their relationships, workplaces and communities.

DD Explore iconIn the Resources section, you'll find a collection of resources that can help you - whether individually or as part of a church community - engage with Scripture.
   

DD Further Resources iconLinks and more ideas points to websites and other resources that explore ways of using Scripture.
 
   

DD Stories icon

Finally, the Stories section includes accounts of how people have engaged with Scripture in the year of the Bible (2011) and beyond. We also invite you to share your own stories so that others can be inspired and encouraged in the journeys of faith.

We also encourage you to return to the website throughout the year as we add further resources and update existing ones. 

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'All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness'
(2 Tim 3:16)