Spring has well-and-truly sprung and summer is just around the corner. It’s time for the May update.
You may have noticed that it has been a while since last writing an update for Video Bible Talks (although, we hope you caught our April Fool’s day ‘announcement’!), so here is a quick rundown on what has been happening…
The main reason for radio silence is that I have had my head down studying and writing three different sets of scripts. One set is for the first collection of Video Bible Devotions from the Acts 1-2, and then two sets of 6-video scripts for the next few series of Video Bible Talks, one from Exodus and the other a Bible Overview.
Video Bible Devotions
We have been taking our time writing (and re-writing) the scripts for the first set of Video Bible Devotions because we want to make a good start with these and set them on a good trajectory. Our aim is that they are faithful to the Bible, help people get into the text for themselves and equips people with clear pointers for application in everyday life.
The first ten videos were filmed at the end of April, and I will be editing these in the coming weeks. So, you can expect to start seeing the first of these videos from the beginning of June.
To begin with, these videos will simply be available on the Video Bible Talks website and on a dedicated YouTube channel. However, we would love to see these made available in a slightly more useful and meaningful way that will help people to begin getting into God’s Word on a regular/daily basis, such as Bible plans on an app like the YouVersion Bible App.
Video Bible Talks
Most of my time over the last few months has been spent studying Exodus and writing the scripts for this next series and, once they are completed in the next few days, I’ll be starting work in earnest on the Bible Overview scripts.
Preparing Bible teaching that is faithful to God’s Word and feeds God’s people with Bible truth rather than our own thoughts and opinions is a lengthy process. On top of this, covering the whole of Exodus in six talks brings its own challenges! For a start, this means that each talk covers (on average) seven chapters of Exodus at a time! That said, to make sure that each video is firmly rooted in and clearly drawn from the Bible, they will focus in on six key passages in Exodus and trace the story of God’s rescue of his people and their restoration to the LORD as their God.
I’m really looking forward to getting started on production in the next month or so and eventually making these available sometime towards the end of the summer. I think that this series will really help people to see Jesus and his good news afresh from this well-known book of the Bible, and so help them to live by faith in him more and more.
So, with the above in mind, please pray for the following…
Things to give thanks for…
- Give thanks for the LORD’s provision for us in recent months, which has allowed us to move to a more longer-term approach to working on multiple videos at a time.
- Give thanks for near-daily flow of people/churches either signing up and using Video Bible Talks for the first time, or returning to use one of the other series of videos.
Things to pray for…
- Please pray for the script writing and pre-production process for the Exodus and Bible Overview series of Video Bible Talks. Pray that the scripts would be faithful to the Bible and that the planning and preparation for filming goes smoothly.
- Please pray for the post-production editing of the first set of ten Video Bible Devotions videos on Acts 1-2. Pray that these would be well received and people would find them useful in their own personal Bible reading and devotional times, especially young people who might engage better with video-based devotions.
Our videos are free to use… but sadly, they are not free to make. Which is why we are thankful for people like you who are considering supporting us financially.
We gladly make our videos available for free (here’s an explanation why) and so we depend on people giving to support this work. We appreciate larger one-off gifts very much but we would ask people to consider supporting us with a small amount each month.