About Bus Stop Bible Studies.

Why we have initiated a campaign to display the Word of God on public transit.

For more than two-thousand years, since God stepped out of eternity and into human time, in the person of Jesus Christ, men and women have been following God’s instruction and taking the Message, the Good News, to the world. What is it about this Message that inspires such a wide variety of reaction, some of it extreme? What is it that would cause men and women, sometimes brilliant scientists and intellectuals, to lay down their lives for the sake of this Good News?

The Message is a contemporary English version of the Bible and is often used to express biblical truths in everyday language. Here we use it to quote the words of the Apostle Paul. Paul [Saul as he was then known] was one of the most highly esteemed Jewish teachers and leaders of his time. He spent a great deal of time persecuting the early followers of Jesus Christ; having them killed or thrown in jail. One day God caught his attention and his whole life was changed. Paul went on to become the preeminent teacher in the early church and many of his letters can be found in the Bible. Though the letters are written by Paul, they are considered to be the inspired word of God. Here Paul writes to the church in Corinth (in modern day Turkey):

“God didn’t send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. And he didn’t send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center—Christ on the Cross—be trivialized into mere words.

The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense. This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out. It’s written,’I’ll turn conventional wisdom on its head, I’ll expose so-called experts as crackpots.’

So where can you find someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and age? Hasn’t God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense? Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God, God in his wisdom took delight in using what the world considered dumb—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust him into the way of salvation.”

So, there we have it, our purpose is to bring you the message of Good News, to help you make sense of life and why God created you in the first place, and to find joy and freedom in Him. 400 years before the birth of Jesus Christ, God prophesied the Good News that He (Jesus) would bring:

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.
He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,
and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
Isaiah 61:1-3

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Bus Stop Bible Studies is greatly indebted to following individuals for their time and contributions: Arthur Dixon, Bernd Flock, Brad Burke, Carsten Chung, Corey Weinberg, Craig Fairley, David Robinson, Frank VB, John Coles, Joy Thorne, Kevin Martin, Margaret Sharpe, Matthew Bressan and Peter Enright, and the students of Centennial College, Toronto, who assisted in the formulating of many of the ‘life questions’ displayed.