The Holy Bible

The Bible is our primary text on faith, which we consider to be scripture - sacred writings.  Through it we seek to learn more about God’s love and grace, and how we are to live our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.  We believe the Bible to be the “inspired word of God.”  Gospel (which means “Good News”) refers to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which are Christians’ most central books of the Bible.

 

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) is the primary translation that we use in worship and in our adult and teen study classes.  We are also using this translation with this year's Whirl Sunday school curriculum with elementary age youth.  The NRSV is a formal translation with the widest use and acceptance by modern Biblical scholars.  To look up a passage in the NRSV and to read a brief overview of this translation, you can use this link to the Bible Gateway:  NRSV on Bible Gateway

 

The Contemporary English Version (CEV) is often the primary translation that we use in our elementary age youth study classes.  The CEV is a formal translation written for a younger reading level than that of the NRSV.  To look up a passage in the CEV, you can use this link to the Bible Gateway:  CEV on Bible Gateway

 

The Common English Bible (CEB) is another translation that is endorsed by the United Church of Christ.  To look up a passage in the CEB, you can use this link to the Bible Gateway:  CEB on Bible Gateway

 

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