Do You You Version?

Have you found www.YouVersion.com  yet?  If you haven’t , quit reading my blog, and go there to check it out….

I’m waiting….

go away…

Ok, since you’re not convinced yet, I’ll tell you a little, THEN you can go check it out.  The basic synopsis is this:  You Version is a place you can create an account, set up a user name, find some friends that are doing the same, follow them, then start reading the Bible together.  You don’t all have to be reading the same thing, but every day when you log in to read the Bible, you can click on MY COMMUNITY and see what your friends have been up to…(what they’ve been learning about in the Bible).  You can add a link from your blog to a certain Bible text, you can tag verses, or add tags to verses you want to remember by a certain theme. 

Here’s some examples of what we’ve been up to:

My friend Rochelle added this today, since we have been reading through Philippians 2 for the Making Love….Last series at GCC.

Philippians 2:1-55, in a nutshell:

1 If Christ makes you feel this way,
2 then return the favor and be one.
3 Give yourselves freely, humbled and undone.
4 Look out for each other,
5 as Christ looks out for you,
6 he who left the throne of heaven
7 to be a man, a servant, just like you.
8 Jesus loved obediently to the death.
9 What else could God do but honor him,
10 not one can resist his name,
11 he is worthy of such praise.
12 Obey and be on guard, children,
13 for Emmanuel resides in your heart.
14 Think peace and joy, not discord,
15 so your actions shine in the dark

And here’s a small text I added to Philippians 2:4

MY FAILED BROADCAST MESSAGE

This week at GCC, Rob challenged us to do one act of service for another that broadcasted "You are more important than me!"
I recently strained the tendon that goes all the way from your hip to your knee . Walking has been a challenge, to say the least. For me, my "broadcasted act of service" was getting the coffee ready for Rob Sunday morning before he left for church. I hobbled over to the coffee pot Saturday night, got it all set, and went to bed. The next morning, I asked Rob if he liked the coffee, and he looked at me kinda funny. Apparently, I had forgotten to push "on", oh, and I also forgot the coffee grounds anyway.
oops. I tried.
I'm glad I messed up the first try. It leaves me wondering what to do next, and next, and next. I really do want to live my life trying to think of ways to shout with my actions "You are more important than me!"

Philippians 2:4

So, are you convinced?  Go check it out!  My user name is MichelleWegner.  See you there!

One thought on “Do You You Version?

  • September 3, 2009 at 10:41 am
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    Love this post Michelle! And it is a great example of how people can use YouVersion in community.
    Tony Steward
    YouVersion Team

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