Monday, June 7, 2010

God's Owner's Manual


Mary Jones, a 15-year old Welsh girl who walked more than 40 Km to buy her Bible is at the heart of the founding of the initial founding of Bible Society and the global network that now exists.

Reasons why Christians don't read their Bible
Wrong attitude— not related to life
Old book—hard to understand it
Don’t know how to read it
Don’t have time

Benefits of the Bible

1. It is essential for spiritual growth.
“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” ~1 Peter 2:1-3 NIV

2. It is essential to spiritual maturity.
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” ~Heb 5:11-14 (NIV)

3. It is essential to spiritual effectiveness.
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 (NIV)

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