So those who received his word were baptized, ... and they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching. (Acts 2:41 & 42)
The Bible is a book that is not merely for reading. It is a book fo studying so that it can be applied. Otherwise, it is like swallowing food without chewing and then spitting it back out again - no nutritional value is gained by it. The Bible is God's Word. As such, it is as binding as the laws of nature. We can ignore it, but we do so to our own detriment, just as we would if we ignored the law of gravity. It cannot be emphasized strongly enough just how important the Bible is to our lives. Studying the Bible can be compared to mining for gold. If we make little effort and merely "sift through the pebbles in a stream," we will only find a little gold dust. But the more we make an effort to really dive into it, the more reward we will gain for our effort.
The Bible is God's Word to us, it is literally "God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16). In other words, it is God's very words to us. There are so many questions that philosophers have asked that God answers for us in Scripture. What is the purpose to life? Where did I come from? Is there life after death? How do I get to heaven? Why is the world full of evil? Why do I struggle to do good? In addition to these "big" questions, the Bible gives much practical advice in areas such as: What do I look for in a mate? How can I hve a successful marriage? How can I be a good friend? How can I be a good parent? What is success and how do I achieve it? How can I change? What really matters in life? How can I live so that I do not look back with regret? How can I handle the unfair circumstances and bad events of life victoriously?
We will help and guide you as you delve further into the wonder of the Word - whether you are a new believer or a mature Christian, we want to help you to get to know our wonderful Saviour more deeply and itimately than ever before.
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