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Bible reading is key to being a strong Christian as well as victorious living says Tak Bhana, Senior Pastor of Auckland’s Church Unlimited and Bible Society New Zealand’s Vice-President.
In addition, the Bible is key to your Christian growth, a primary way of connecting with God and it helps people live a Godly life, says Tak, who reads the Bible daily.
For him personally the Bible feeds his spirit and strenghtens his walk with God. “The Bible helps me know God and his ways,” says Tak who is a supporter of Bible Month 2018.
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Starting 1 July, Bible Month 2018, is a time to focus on the Bible and its centrality to your Christian faith/walk. BSNZ’s key message is, the Bible really is good for life. The organisation has created a range of Good for Life tools, which help people engage with the Bible. A booklet and DVD outlining these resources has been sent to more than 1,400 churches nationwide.
“The Bible is good not just for the tough times but for all of life,” says BSNZ Programme Director Stephen Opie. “When you’re lonely, broken or disappointed, the Bible should be there. And when you’re joyful, content and at peace, the Bible should be there. The Bible needs to be in and through our day to day walk with God.”
The DVD features three compelling two-minute testimony videos of a Christian medical doctor, a young mum dealing with loss and a kiwi soldier who served in Afghanistan. All three kiwis have been inspired to share about how the Bible has helped them in their lives.
In addition, there is an Essentials Bible Reading Challenge, sermon notes, wall posters and small group resources. Our latest publication, The Field Guide to the Bible already on its second-print run, helps young people make sense of what can sometimes be thought of as a complicated book.
For more information and to download free resources go to www.biblemonth.nz or just call us on 0800 424 253 for further details.
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Sarah Richards is with the Bible Society of New Zealand and also serves as Panellist for the Kiwi young writer program 'awards'.
Sarah Richards has a post-graduate diploma in Journalism from Canterbury University. She has worked as a journalist both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Her writing for Christian media has included Challenge Weekly and Christian Life. Sarah currently works as a communications specialist for a church in Wellington, as well as writing children’s books and running her Christian fitness ministry Praise Moves.