[Editor's note: Beyond Sunday is a Monday refresher to carry you through the week.]

Focus Verse of the Week

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


The Bible spans a period of 4000 years of world history. The Bible was written by many human authors, yet it is one book in theme, consistent throughout. The Bible was written 2000 years ago, yet it has been repeatedly proven accurate, and is still relevant today. (Scientific "facts" have come and gone.) The Bible is the world's most widely distributed book. 2.5 billion copies were distributed between 1815 and 1975. The Bible was the first book to be printed mechanically (Gutenberg Press). Portions of the Bible have been translated in over 1000 languages. The Bible is the most quoted book in the world. The Bible has contributed to changed lives of countless individuals and nations.

(Adapted from Part 1: Why Read the Bible.)

A Thought to Keep

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