Bible Beans: A Senior’s Way of Spreading Faith
April 30, 2020
Seniors Emily Nash and Sofia Tweed have been leading a school Bible Study on Wednesdays since the beginning of this school year. Even during this time of quarantine, they have been doing it on Campus Minister Katie Holland’s Google Meet every Wednesday at 4pm.
To extend her message to more people, Nash has created an Instagram account, Bible Beans. “I started Bible Beans because, as I have been growing in faith and reading the Bible, I have found so much that Christ has shared with me that I wanted to share with others! Doing it on Instagram is easy to do. It also is a way to spread positivity, which I think is something we all need right now.” said Nash.
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hello & welcome to biblebeans! • My name is emily and I started this because as I have been diving deeper into my faith I have found so much I want to share. My hope is that it will allow me to share what Christ is sharing w me as I read the bible, and also be an encouraging platform! Hope you enjoy ◡̈
On this account, Nash has been sharing her personal reflections about different Bible verses every morning. From the Gospels to St. Paul’s letters, she always posts something meaningful for everyone, explained in an easy way to understand it.
“I love the account and reading her notes on scripture because they’re so authentic and relatable. It inspired me to start using my bible more and journaling in it to grow in that relationship with God’s word as she has done, because I think one of the best ways to know Christ and God is to read their words,” said sophomore Grace Odmark.
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Yayy it’s Friday!! • (Matthew 16:13-20) Peter is definitely one of my favorite people in the bible, because he is so much like us. He is so far from perfect, but Jesus chooses him specifically to hold the keys to the kingdom- this man is the man that falls into the water because he doubts Jesus, the same man that denies Jesus three times, and the man that quite realistically holds just as much doubt and fear as you and I. But Jesus still chooses Peter to hold one of the single most important jobs- to build God’s church. Jesus chooses him because Peter knows who Jesus is, the Messiah, & he never gives up on that, despite his failings. And every time I think about this I get SO excited, because if Christ can use Peter, someone so broken and so human, I can only imagine how He plans to use you & I too, if we allow Him to. He doesn’t care about how many times we mess up, He cares that we have a heart for Him and a heart for good. If we can hold tight to that, He takes care of the rest. God is SO GOOD.
Freshman Bella Hifko said, “I really love how Emily has chosen to make an Instagram page about Bible quotes during this pandemic, they have such a positive impact on everyone and I love reading them.”