And so The Bible Live is finished. What a wonderful celebration of 1000 years of Warfield Church.
79 hours reading the Bible aloud, non stop. For each of us it was a unique act of shared worship and witness.
A huge thank you to everyone who took time to fill in a comment form to share their experience of The Bible Live. Here is a snapshot of what it has meant to us:
To speak the word of the Lord has been amazing. I have been very nervous because I wanted to make sure I did it right. But in the end it didn’t matter if I got a couple of names wrong. What was important was that I am part of a bigger event, a bigger church family and that when we walk together we can work miracles.
The team have created a space of profound beauty and tranquility and I cannot thank you enough for all the vast amount of work you have all put in. It has been so brilliantly organised! I have drawn such strength and comfort from hearing the Word of God proclaimed in a continuous stream. It has been wonderful to experience, and I pray Warfield will be changed and renewed through it. Thank you!
Our reading was at a very early hour and a difficult reading consisting almost entirely of names of places. However I had a real feeling of peace and a sense that the Lord was with me as I was reading his word in this beautiful environment that has been here declaring his word for 1ooo years.
Earlier in the week I was singing an old chorus – “He brought me to his banqueting table.” Coming in on Wednesday morning and sitting sticking coloured bits of paper on to the “window”, listening to Genesis, was wonderful and when I left I felt I had sat at his banqueting table – I felt full of his word and His banner over me is love.
I was running the SOUND-DESK – listening to the readers really brings the Bible alive in a way that reading it alone doesn’t.
I actually really enjoyed it! Even reading Exodus – a lot of the passages really resonated with me in a way they wouldn’t have had I been reading the Bible alone and in my head.
It was really special to spend time reading the Bible with my family and the girls from my life group, it is such a privilege to be able to publicly be part of reading of the whole Bible.
How very exciting listneing to the reading of The Bible Live. We especially enjoyed listening to the All Starz Team and were very impressed with the younger ones taking part. Well done and thank you!
I spent a lot of time journeying through the Old Testament, from the Law to the Kings to the Psalms and Prophets. God has really been revealing to me his absolute power, his wrath when we turn away from him and that he is to be feared. As I write this I listen to how Jesus came to Earth. How God himself became man; how he gave himself up for us all (in such brutality). To think this God, who is of such power and wrath ,is the same God who humbled himself into the form of man blows me away. I cannot put into words the joy this fills my heart with. Praise our Glorious and Mighty King!
One of the most joyous and blessed things I have ever done (and I am quite old!). It captured my heart when I first heard about it and, even thought it is out of my comfort zone, I knew I had to sign up to read. God has blessed me mightily.
I kept being reminded of all the detail and work which went into building the Ark and the Tabernacle. Also the reverence, very deep reverence, given to them. As I walking in today it felt like I was entering the Tabernacle, built here to proclaim God’s word with reverence.
So I have been here at various weird times through The bible Live and it has all inspired in different ways. Timekeeping through Leviticus remended me of the rigid rules of OT religion. Reading Judges reminded me of the battles, the deaths and the failings of the Israelite people. But tonight I got to read the Gospel of Luke and be reminded that the one sacrifice of Jesus ended OT Law and allowed us to have the personal relationship with God that I cherish today.
I think that the act of reading together as a family is a rare and special thing. I enjoyed the temptation of Jesus in particular as anyone else would have been sure to have slipped up!
Wow! It’s so amazing to hear Paul’s letters read all the way through. Suddenly I feel I know him and understand him better (especially Romans) and he has become more of a real person. Jesus just shines through him and his example should help us all.
The best gift we could give back to God – reading His word aloud. Celebrating 1000 years of worship in one place is marvellous. We must continue to hold His word firmly and read it and learn from it – our future depends on it.
A very emotional experience from my first involvement on Wednesday through to today when I just HAD to make sure I was here for the whole day. A totally unique opportunity to soak me, the church, the building, and the area in the word of God. It WILL impact the life of all those who have taken part and the health of the church. Praise God for coming alive in His good and perfect word. Congratulations to everyone who has made it happen. Thank you.