People of the Word: Reading, Discerning, Living – Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, First Mennonite

 February 24, 2013

Nehemiah 8:1-12; Luke 4:1-13


As Christians, the Bible is foundational for our understanding of God and what it means to follow Jesus Christ. At First Mennonite Church we give Bibles to kids in grade 3, but there is much in scripture to challenge the understanding of an adult, let alone an eight year-old. Our passage from Luke 4 shows how scripture can be a source of inspiration in the wilderness, but also a source of temptation. What tools help us to understand the Bible? And how does scripture tie us together, not only to those from biblical times but also to believers around us?