Bible Study and Prayer
Wednesday, 8pm to 9pm (every week)
In the Ferguson Room
Tea/Coffee and biscuits
The Bible study time provides an opportunity to informally discuss a passage of scripture in a group setting which means the questions which people ask can change the direction of the conversation. It is a time to understand how God’s word applies to everyday life.
The Prayer time is an opportunity to simply sit in God’s presence in worship, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. This is also a time when we can have people to pray with and for us. Bible Study and Prayer is a time when we enjoy one another’s company but more significantly we meet with God.
The bible study follows one of two patterns, we either look a bit deeper at the Sunday morning sermon, or we work our way through another book of the bible using a bible study book which people have and take home with them. This gives individuals the option of preparing questions ahead of time, or just to come along and follow what is happening on the night.
The important thing for us in the bible study is that people can understand what the passage is saying but also how it applies to everyday life. Our discussions then are very practical in nature, as we work together to discover God’s word to today’s generation.
“For me the bible study is a very important way of reading, learning and understanding God’s word. Being able to discuss and share my views and opinions with others is a massive help in my walk with God.” Gillian Wilson
It is because we learn as a community that our bible study develops a real sense of camaraderie and fun. Just because we take the bible seriously doesn’t mean there is no room for laughter.
In Moneydig we believe prayer is central to the Christian life. The time we spend with God in prayer and bible study is the fuel or batteries of life for the Christian, we simply cannot function properly without it.
This devotional time is both a private matter, the traditional quiet time, and a corporate matter, that is something we do together. The prayer time is structured in such a way to allow those who come the opportunity to share together that special devotional time with God.
Confession is an important part of prayer, none of us are perfect and so we all recognise our individual need to confess our failings before God. We do this in the full knowledge that God is a forgiving and loving God who delights in our confession, because he delights in forgiving us. In Moneydig we emphasise the importance of who we are in Christ, not who we are because of what we might have or have not done! This gives us the confidence to be honest with God, and the freedom of knowing we are accepted as his children.
“It is a precious time in the middle of the week to come with others into the presence of God as we pray for God’s work within our church, families, community and further afield.” Denise Torrens
Our time of confession is not designed to weigh us down, rather it is because we have been liberated by Christ that we move to a time of thanksgiving. We thank God for all Jesus has done for us, for answered prayer and for how he has been working in the life of our church and individual members.
We believe it is important to come to God in this way, because this gives us perspective regarding who we are in relation to God. God is worthy of all praise and worship first and foremost. This helps us to understand the holiness and greatness of God, which in turn gives us the confidence to pray with boldness our requests to God, this is the final part of our prayer time.
We do not measure the success of our prayer meeting by the volume or numbers of prayers, but rather by the people who have had the opportunity to meet with God. This is a devotional time and so all are welcome regardless as to whether you pray ‘out loud’ or quiet heartfelt cries to God.
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