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What is truth?
What is truth?

If you're booked into REAL, I hope you received an email from the REAL team this morning?

It's called "Ready for REAL?" and it's full of practical information, helping you to prepare for our wonderful 36 hours together. (If you didn't get it, please email being women, we tend to enjoy all the details, and we like to know what to expect - it helps us to look forward to something.

With less than four weeks to go now, we also want to help you to look forward to the theme of REAL 2014. This years theme is TRUE - and it's all about God's Word, and the Truth it reveals, and about how knowing this Truth sets you free.

Pilate asked "what is truth?" A question people are still asking today in our postmodern world, where there are truths, not truth, and where any truth is relative to one's culture.

The Psalmist says "All your words are true, all your righteous law are eternal" Psalm 118:160, and we will be unashamedly teaching about The Truth at REAL.

It's great to share tools and tips for reading the Bible - we all need help and we're all different, so it's good to talk about what's effective.To lead us all into the theme, Exposition and their friends have created some Bible Devotions written with our theme, and you in mind.

I'm excited that we will all be studying these passages together on the run up to REAL and beyond. Look in your inboxes for the first Devotion early tomorrow morning, because we'll be starting off with this wonderful life transforming verse, which really forms the foundation for the whole of REAL2014.

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ John 8:31-32 (NIV)

They'll come once a week before REAL, and then for two weeks afterwards (getting us all into good habits!) I'd love to know how you get on with them, and what God says to you through them.



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