We believe that God speaks to us, we just need to learn how to hear Him. One way He speaks to us is through the scriptures. Another is through one another. ‘Dwelling’ is a way of listening to Him together.
What happens? We read a passage of scripture and listen out for any phrase or word that strikes us. We tell a ‘friendly looking stranger’ in the group what we have heard and listen to their insight. We then report back not what we have said but what we have heard.
Dwelling is a powerful yet challenging habit. It trains us in listening to one another. It overcomes our reticence to speak of faith. It ‘democratises’ access to the scriptures as it doesn’t depend on religious professionals telling anyone what to think or believe.
Each year we focus our ‘Dwelling’ on just one bible passage. You can find this year’s passage here.