I know many have enjoyed the Daily Verse and Through The Bible In A Year postings I have been making. I am grateful for that and want everyone to know that is going to continue, albeit in a different form. In an effort to save time I am going to be posting those daily verses and daily Bible readings on a single page at The Virtual Pew Website, http://www.thevirtualpew.com/. The postings will go onto our message boards there and you can click here to get to those message boards. As a result of making this change I will save at least 30 minutes a day, and provide better services and ministry through The Virtual Pew.
There are benefits of doing this for those reading as well. I have been going through the daily readings myself as I do the transfer over to the main page and making verse transitions easier for the reader. In this process I find myself at times having questions about various things in the Bible. Questions that I know myself and Pastor Dave would benefit from looking at as well as any other person involved in ministry. I am going to try, and firmly believe that Pastor Dave will help as well in responding with our thoughts regarding questions you may have that come up from the daily readings. Those questions could of recent have a wide range of topics that could be discussed, such as: Does God become angry? What is The History of the Kings of Judah and Israel and is their a record of it? Why did the soldiers fall to the ground when they asked Jesus who he was in the Garden? As you can see there are all kinds of questions, many some seldom talk about. It would be a challenge to myself, or any other follower of Jesus to have to search and try to answer your questions. Of course there is no guarantee that we can, or that they will be answered. There is a guarantee that there is a better chance of being answered if you post on the message boards your questions, and also a guarantee that at least some of us will think about it, and on occasion, attempt to answer the questions you may have. In other words, the primary benefit of driving traffic to the message boards at The Virtual Pew is that we can learn and grow together. It is taking the approach of the study of scripture to the masses.
On this note, I have for a long time called the Bible, The Ultimate Love Letter From God, The Creator Of The Universe. I can think of few things that are as important as a daily reading of this book God gave us all. It amazes me at the number of people who talk about the Bible, but in reality, know so little about it. The truth is, if we don’t read it, don’t study it, not only will we continue on in ignorance, but we may miss out on information that can be beneficial to us. I firmly believe that the Bible is a book that can give us direction in so many areas, direction that will provide comfort, joy, wisdom, and knowledge. All of which can be of benefit in helping us in our day to day life.
Let me be as plain as I can here, I have had many people question me about my ability to overcome the hatred, and difficulties of my life. I will say, without question, that most of the time, the strength, comfort, and knowledge of how to do so has come from the study of the Bible. I believe in it so much, that when I speak in a public forum, and recite a passage from the Bible, I follow an old Mennonite tradition of at some point, asking the people to: “out of respect of the ultimate love letter given by God, if you are able to stand, please stand while we read His word.” I know a lot of churches do this, but many others don’t, that is okay, but for me, I want to make sure people understand the amount of respect I have for God’s Word, The Bible.
Now as mentioned earlier, The Daily Verse and Through the Bible in a Year daily readings will no longer be at The Virtual Pew Article Boards, or at MySpace. I will include among my listing of links a link to The Virtual Pew Message Boards where you can see the daily readings and verse. I would encourage you to bookmark this page, and to visit on a regular basis. If not signed up at the message boards, sign up, join, and ask questions or make comments as you desire or the Bible Study threads or any other thread. Thanks for understanding, and looking forward to seeing you at The Virtual Pew Message boards.
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