An assembly taking a quick look at the Bible and what it is.
Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God. What this means is that they believe the Bible is full of what God says and thinks. Christians don’t have to obey the Bible and what it says like some kind of law. They’re not slaves having to do what God says. But they believe that what God says is the best way – and that living God’s way shows that God’s ways are the best.
The Bible is one of the ways that God reveals himself to people – one of the ways that God shows what he’s like and who he is.
Transcript of the video:
“A book takes us to new worlds and new experiences. But how can the words take us back to the ideas that brought it into being? How can the book guide us to the one who gave it shape and character? How can it show us the inspiration? Learn more about the book, discover the writer who created it. We’ll introduce you, on meet the author…”
Game – guess who said this
We’re going to read out 5 different statements that famous people have said. Can you guess who said each statement… (answers for each under the statement).
“We’ve had three big ideas at (Amazon) that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful: Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient.”ANSWER: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon (choose whether or not to say the word ‘amazon’).
“Music is my biggest passion and I’ve just been obsessed with it. Like, always.”ANSWER: Ariana Grande
“Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.”ANSWER: Rihanna
“I will always try to be as normal as I can. Obviously, there may have to be some limits with it, but I am still a (football) fan at heart and want to live like a normal person.”ANSWER: Harry Kane (choose whether to say the word ‘football’ or not)’
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”ANSWER: William Shakespeare
If we hear what someone says, or read a book by someone or about someone, it tells us lots of things. It may tell us about the life of a person, why they are the way they are or what motivates them. It shows the kind of things they like, the way they act and the true person behind the mask. If we read a book, we get to know the author. And if we know and like the author, we may want to read the book.
The Bible is not just lots of made up stories. It’s about history and has many historical facts accurately written down. It talks a lot about different people, their problems, faults and successes. Sometimes it’s a bit gory and sometimes it says things that people don’t like. But most importantly it points to the author of the book. If we want to know an author, we can start by reading a book by them. That is true of the Bible. If we want to know more about God we can read the Bible – or take a look at the life of Jesus.
So here’s the basics about the author of the Bible – if you read the book, you can get to know the author. Christians believe the Bible contains God’s words which are relevant for everyone, everywhere at every time of history. Because Christians believe that the Bible isn’t just history, it is ‘His – story’ (God’s story). And it’s for everyone that wants to read it.