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July: Jumping into God’s Word  July is for campfires, going out on a boat, watching fireworks and enjoying the county Fair. Let’s make July also a month to jump into God’s Word.  If you haven’t begun to read the Bible from cover to cover, NOW is a great time to start! We are in the middle of the Psalms. We will read Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and begin Isaiah – all in July! These are beautiful, fascinating books of the Old Testament. You will hear the words of Jesus many times in these books because Jesus was a great scholar of the Old Testament and had many parts memorized.  The Bible verse chosen for 2019 is this: Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and  a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 This verse calls us to be led by God’s word as we encounter life’s challenges and life’s joys. As we study Scripture and learn what God has in store for us, we learn of powerful love, incredible mercy and glorious forgiveness. We should set off fireworks because of God’s great deeds of mercy! When I was a little girl, I knew very little about the Bible. I am so happy to see the children of Good Hope not only learning about the Bible but putting it into a musical for their production on Rally Day. Our Good Hope children will be much better equipped than I was as a young child. They are building Biblical foundations that will stay with them from 3 to 30 to 130 (yes, they will probably live to 130 as the lifespan of the crown of God’s creation continues to grow!) If you are reading the Bible daily, good for you! If you haven’t started yet, there is still plenty of time! And if you want to dive more deeply into Scripture, come to our Thursday Bible Study at the Pelican at 4pm. They have terrific caramel oatmeal cookies and our group always has a chair for one more!  If you can’t make Thursdays at 4pm, join the adult Sunday School class beginning July 7. We will be reading and reflecting on the book of Revelation. You won’t want to miss this! Bring your coffee and goodies into Sunday School and laugh, learn and love. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Allow God’s word to open your heart, stretch your understanding and lead you through every day, every challenge, every joy and every question. Happy Fourth of July! Happy Crawford County Fair days! Happy studying God’s precious Word!         Pastor Renee

 
 
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