God says that he wants us to know that we don't live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. The words of God in the Bible are absolutely essential for life. But reading the Bible can be hard work.
It can be hard to form the regular discipline of setting aside time to do it. It can be hard to set aside time to focus and to pray. It can be hard because maybe you read it and you don't quite know what it means. It can also be hard because you're not used to it. Maybe you've never done it before or no one's ever taught you to do it. Maybe, too, you're just not a good reader. Maybe listening is easier for you.
The Thinking Theology Daily Bible podcast aims to help you through some of those challenges.
For 15 minutes, five days a week, Monday to Friday, we'll be reading a short passage of the Bible. I'll explain it. Draw out some of the key points. And then help you to move from reading the Bible to praying those words back to God.
You can listen to it in the car on the way to work. You can listen while as you go for a walk too. You can use it on your own or with your family.
In the Thinking Theology Daily Bible podcast I want to read the Bible with you and help you understand it, not just for the sake of it, but so you can find the life giving joy and sustenance that comes from spending time in the very words of God.
Karl Deenick is the pastor of The Branch Christian Church in Launceston, Tasmania, and a guest lecturer for RTC Melbourne. He is also the author of Righteous by Promise: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision (IVP) and a commentary on 2 Corinthians for the Reading the Bible Today series (Aquila, forthcoming). He also podcasts at Thinking Theology.