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There is a temptation for older Christians to settle into a routine ? into a self-perpetuating "system" of Christianity. We attend church, listen to Christian music, give our offerings, and occasionally attend prayer meetings. It's very easy for the machinery of Christianity to act like a boat which will carry those who step aboard with very little effort on their part.
Many professing Christians utterly ignore biblical truth and live as if grace were an open-ended package of indulgence, leniency, approval, tolerance, and self-awarded privilege divorced from any moral demands.
You don?t have to take a test to examine your Bible study habits. If the Bible doesn?t seem engaging or your readings seem arbitrary, something needs to change. Maybe the way you?ve been taught to study the Bible doesn?t work for you.
Why did God choose to communicate in words? Couldn?t He have just left some great shots? Awe-inspiring pictures would be a lot easier on us than a 2000-page book, right?
Once Bible-reading becomes a resolution it easily (with me, at least) degenerates into an exercise in hitting targets.
If I could describe the best life there could be, a life of peace, serenity, security, and joy - it would be the Word Filled Life!
Whenever many adults hear the word memorize, they groan, "I could never do that." Yet all of us memorize many things in our daily lives: telephone numbers, account numbers, addresses. We should memorize Scripture, if for no other reason than the Lord commanded us to learn His Word.
Learn how to make the most of your time spent studying the Word of God.
If there was one bit of wisdom that would serve you well the rest of your life, this is the single most important skill I've ever learned as a Christian...
Bethlehem will always be remembered as the birthplace of Jesus. But Mary felt the pain of Rachel and the devotion of Ruth from many years before.
Even early church fathers acknowledged that in doing the good work of the ministry, pastors sometimes neglected one of their most important duties: giving wholehearted attendance to the Word.
How would your life change if you committed to meeting with God everyday?
To defend the faith we must be equipped to demonstrate that the Bible is divine rather than human in origin.