Leaders love their Bible
If you're doing the whole STEP course, you will have already been asked to do this, but otherwise, before watching this session please:
- Watch the first 4 The Bible Project videos here (20 minutes total).
- Read 1 chapter of How to Read the Bible for All its Worth, Fee and Stuart (attached below).
Speaker: Sanjay Mahtani, Assistant Pastor, Oxford Community Church
After this session please pause and reflect on the following questions raised by the video:
- Is there anything you believe about God that can’t be found in scripture (or you're not sure where it is)?
- Think further about which of 4 'TUMMY' steps most naturally to you?
Them - what did it to mean to them? (the original hearer)
Us - what does it mean to us, today? (modern application)
Me - what is God saying to me? (what is the Holy Spirit highlighting?)
My - what am I going to do about it? (obedient response)
Complete the short (exegesis) exercise looking at 1 Timothy (attached below). Discuss with your mentor if you need help.
Preparation for next sessions
Read chapter 5 (‘Everyone Gets to Play’, on spiritual gifts) of Everyday Supernatural, Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft (Soul Survivor)
Read chapter on 'Everyday Rhythms' in Jeff Vandertelt's book Saturate