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Thoughts and Inspiration

Nov 30th, 2015

Recently, I have been inspired by Bobby Gruenewald, an ambitious and successful young man.  I had the chance to hear him speak live about the amazing FREE YouVersion bible app that he has developed for all of our various electronic devices! 

There have been over 200 million downloads, and there are over 1200 bible versions!  In today's world, this provides the PERFECT way for many to do something simple that can have lasting spiritual impact...ENGAGE WITH SCRIPTURE...and that is what my prayer is for all of you, that in giving YouVersion Bible App a try, you may find renewal in your walk with Christ.



P.S - If you want to know more (including information about The Bible App for Kids!) take a look at this article below from the YouVersion blog!


200 Million Reasons to be Thankful

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There’s a reason we’re so passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the Bible. For each of us at YouVersion, when we discovered God’s story of love for us in His Word, it changed our lives. Our mission is personal. And this holiday season in particular, we have so many reasons to give God thanks.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:16–17, NLT

The Bible App has now been installed on over 200 million unique devices. And because of the generosity of our Bible publishing partners, YouVersion is able to offer more than 1,200 Bible versions, in almost 900 languages. All over the world, in countries like Iran, Bulgaria, Uruguay, China, Namibia, and Pakistan — to name just a few — more people than ever before are turning to the Bible to see what God wants to say to them through His Word. That’s reason to celebrate.

God is reaching out to children, too. Two years ago today, we launched the Bible App for Kids with our partner OneHope. And thanks to the work of passionate translation volunteers, today children all over the world are able to enjoy the Bible App for Kids’ stories in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The Bible App for Kids has now been installed more than 9 million times. We believe that the children who are discovering God’s love for them today will make the world a better place as they share that love with others.

We have so many more things to tell you about all that God is doing through His Word. We’ll share those in the coming weeks, but today, please take time to reflect on what God is doing in your life and in your relationships — and give Him thanks.

(taken from

New Hope Methodist Church
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