Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Ok, I have so many thoughts on my Bible study and I have wanted to blog about it but I jsut havent done it. So I am doing it now....

This bible study has been amazing and so was the bible study before. I am in Beth Moore's Bible study "Jesus the One and Only." It is a study of Jesus' life. Awesome study. Awesome God. I recommend any Beth Moore study.

I have been a Christian most of my life and so I know most of the stories of the Bible like the back of my hand. However, the downside of that is that it can become...I dont know the word that I am looking for but like you can begin to just read the words and not really think about what you are reading. Do you get what I am saying? It is hard to explain, but not really taking it to heart because you already know the story. Well this study , I have met with Jesus in a whole new way. I have walked with him through his journeys in Jerusalem, Galilee, Samaria, the Garden of Gethsemane....became an eyewitness through everything he did. Beth encourages us to really picture everything you are reading. Now, as simple as this sounds, it was a new birth for me to reading the I have done so many times in the past but just really reading the words, if I am honest with myself. This time I have opened my eyes and imaginiation as I read what Jesus did, said, etc. It is difficult to explain all my thoughts on this but thats ok. lol I realize I am repeating myself. It is just amazing how a book that has been around for so long and that you have read so many times, could give you new insights when you read it again!

Now I could write a whole book about my thoughts on all the sessions, but I am going to write a little about this session tonight. In the video message, Beth set the stage at the Mount of Olives after the Last Supper and before Judas' betrayal and Jesus' the Garden of Gethsemane. It was a theme of God's Will. Jesus was so much in anguish about what was going to happen, he sweat blood. This is an example of me reading this so many times, I dont really think about it...But really think about......He SWEAT BLOOD.... that is intense...He said "Father, if its possible, let this cup pass from me....but not my will but your will be done." Beth said "More than any other place in Scripture, we see Christ at the full crisis of his duel role as God-man." He. being fully man, didnt want to suffer, but he...being God also knew he had to.

The thing that hit me again was, she said "What if Jesus said, 'Frankly, I don't think they're worth it." :0!!! Which he could very well have said! But he loved us soooo much that he knew he needed to do that to redeem us. It's amazing. Because in reality, we arent worth it. We arent worth any of it. But he paid the price...the worst, most aweful death! not only physically but spiritually - all of the sins and diseases of the world on his shoulders...........We just cant fathom words. God is love. Our minds wont comprehend the depth of it all but we can trust. Just liked the song says, "I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross..." And all we have to do is believe! :)

I could go on and on. I am just so thankful for these studies and I am really working on examining my thoughts and actions and living for God and pleasing Him. It is a journey! I love studying God's Word and I want to grow in him and let down my pride and have more of God. There is so much to be thankful for - which is a whole new blog ...


  1. Ang - I have 2 things to say:

    1. My favourite Easter song/possibly favourite hymn is Lest I Forget Gethsemane.

    2. This past Good Friday, the Pastors wife went up to the open mike, carrying her 6 year old daughter, and simply said. This is my baby, I love you, but you're not worthy of her. (with tears and a cracking voice) - it was very powerful.