When you’re reading the Bible, have you ever found yourself thinking or saying, “I’m so confused!”?
Adam Grant in his book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know writes: “I need time for my confusion. Confusion can be a cue that there’s new territory to be explored or a fresh puzzle to be solved."
Adam’s voice gives us all hope that while the Bible, Jesus, and spiritual things, in general can be really confusing, that there is so much to be explored and discovered.
I need time for my confusion. Confusion can be a cue that there’s new territory to be explored or a fresh puzzle to be solved." - Adam Grant (Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know)
This week, I’m sharing three ways to explore and discover God’s Word - the Bible. And then let you choose how best you will grow deeper and wider in your understanding of Jesus - the star of the entire Bible.
Fill Your Toolbox
Studying the Bible by yourself is good for your own self-care and personal development. Working out and good nutrition can help care for your physical body. Sudoku puzzles can help care for your brain. Close friendships can help care for your heart. And, your time with Jesus and His Word can help cares for your soul.
Find and Join a Bible Study, starting next week.
Bible Studies help us grow deeper and wider in your understanding of Jesus. Bible studies are courses taught throughout the year on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings to help people grow in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus.
Find and Connect in a Life Group
Life Groups are the main way we are in relationship with God together beyond worship and where we make disciples. Life Groups of all ages and types gather weekly to share, listen, laugh, pray, and celebrate on the journey of following Jesus and joining his mission together. Click here to find and connect in a Life Group today.
Let’s be honest, the Bible will always be humanly confusing because it’s God’s Word (not our word!). But, don’t let that intimidate or stop you.
Start these three habits and you'll be well on your way to growing deeper and wider in your understanding of Jesus and His love and plans for you, this year!
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.