Monday, 10 March 2014

Draw Your Sword !

A few weeks ago, during our sermon series on Ephesians (see blog 24 February) we were considering “the Armour of God” including “the Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.” In his talk at the all age service yesterday, Steve Bailey (the vicar) was talking about the importance of Scripture. In the spiritual fight during his time in the wilderness, again and again it was the words of Scripture that Jesus used to rebut the devil.

We then practised “Sword Drill” as Steve read out a Bible reference and everyone competed to find that verse in their Bibles as quickly as possible. The winner was the first person who found the verse and read it out. There was a subsidiary competition between those who used paper Bibles and those who were using Bibles on their Smartphones. Each of the verses we looked up spoke of the importance of Scripture in different circumstances in life.

Some people were incredibly quick on the draw. It’s a challenge to all of us to be equally familiar with our Bibles.