We know about God because he has spoken to us, most clearly and decisively through the Bible. It tells the great story of the outworking of his plan to undo the mess that men have made of the world he created, and to win a people for himself through the work of his Son. And it tells us how we should live as his people. So we love to read it when we are alone and when we meet together. Indeed, when we do gather much of our time is given over to studying God’s authoritative word. This involves listening to God’s word being proclaimed and explained by those whom God has gifted for the task and we encourage talking about it together to make sure we understand it and appreciate its significance for our lives. In this way we get to know God better and to understand what he wants from us.