Bible Study experiment part 1 – Writing Hebrews

Today I am starting an experiment. I am going to write out the book of Hebrews longhand (not typed) as part of my daily quiet time with God. Here’s why…

This year I am privileged to be able to share a preaching series with the congregation at Woden Valley Alliance Church …my series is called “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Spiritual Growth” and I’m looking at practical ways we can grow and become kick butt followers of God. Later in the year I’ll be looking at creative ways to study the Bible, and writing out great slabs of scripture is one of those that I have discovered in my research, and now I’m having a go at it to see what benefits there are to be gained by writing out the word of God.

I have decided to write by hand because it is forcing me to go slow and allows me to meditate on the words as the flow from my brain out onto the paper.  I could have typed it, but I can type the words I see on a page without thinking too much about it, so that’s not what I’m after.

I have chosen Hebrews because that’s the one that popped into my head when I came across the idea in Luann Budd’s book. I took that as God whispering in my ear, so that’s the book I’m doing.

Today I did the first chapter…lots of quotes from the Old Testament about how Jesus is at a higher level than the angels. The final verse of the chapter is an interesting one.

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? {NIV}

I wonder how they serve, and what that ministering is? How do you suppose it is different to how the Holy Spirit works in our lives? What do you think?

Stay tuned and I’ll let you know how my experiment goes.

Michelle

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5 responses to “Bible Study experiment part 1 – Writing Hebrews

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  2. Hey Mick
    Really appreciate your down to earth, and honest communication. I feel like I am getting to know my favourite daughter all over again. What a good idea to write out the book of the bible! I journal and have written out a verse here and there that hits me, but quite often get sidetracked. I will certainly like to give it a go….whether I can read my own writing these days is another thing (smile). Good suggestion too for this weekend ladies retreat. (entitled “Draw near to God”). Love you

  3. It’s not too much about whether or not you can read your own writing so much as using the act of writing to meditate … your writing is between you and God…He know’s what you’re writing 🙂
    Luv ya! M

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