What is One to One?
Most Christians believe that the Bible is important to spiritual growth and health, and yet most would also admit that regular Bible reading is an often neglected part of their lives. The Bible is essential to our relationship with God. Knowing God means knowing how he is revealed in the word. Trusting God means trusting his word. Obeying God means obeying his word. “All Scripture is breathed out by God,” Paul says, “and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17).
Not only is the Bible central to our individual lives, but it is also central to the church too. A church that is marinated in Scripture tends to stand out. The people have been shaped by the word and it shows up in all kinds of places: in the preaching, in prayer, in singing, in after-church conversations, in the public witness. In every possible way, you can’t help but notice that these are a people who are being transformed by the Spirit and the word. This is what Jesus had in mind when he prayed, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (Jn. 17:17)
The Bible is a big book and sometimes confusing. Perhaps that’s why so many don’t read it. But the Bible is not a book just for professors, pastors, and missionaries. While there are deep truths that will occupy these sorts of people for a lifetime, the Bible was actually written for all of us. If we patiently give ourselves to reading the Bible, we’ll soon find that we’re able to understand it. Over the centuries, the church has discovered that effective Bible reading happens best within community. One to One is a weekly Bible reading program that is designed to form relationships (one to one) that are centred on the word—relationships that will encourage godly habits, develop your ability to read and understand the Bible, and wrestle with its life changing message. It is our hope that One to One will help us as a church grow together in unity, knowledge, and maturity (Eph. 4:13).
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