February 21, 2011

Monday Mini-Sermon

The Bible is divine revelation. God's own word to us. It reveals who God is, who we are and why we are here. Through Bible study we gain insights into God, human nature and creation. Studying the scripture can equip, guide and reveal how to live in life-giving ways that deepen our friendship with God and others. Both Old and New Testaments encourage regular study, meditation, contemplation and memorization of God's word. The benefits of Bible study are directly related to how open, attentive and obedient we are to what we read.

Jesus exemplified the love of God's Word in every area of his life. He used scripture to answer those who tested him, resist temptation, find guidance, encourage his heart, comfort others, explain his actions and ultimately face his own death.

-- Adele Ahlberg Calhoun                                                      
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform Us