"The Best Gift"
Theme of the week: Get More out of the Bible
Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Who Said It … Greg Laurie
Greg Laurie is senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California—one of the largest churches in America. His syndicated radio program, A New Beginning, is broadcast around the world. Greg holds several large-scale public evangelistic events every year called Harvest Crusades. More than 4 million people have attended these events in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Greg has authored more than 70 books including Lost Boy: My Story, Upside Down Living, and Let God Change Your Life.
What he Said … "The Best Gift"
In John 8:31, Jesus says: "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples" (NIV). If you and I want to truly be disciples of Jesus Christ, we must learn to hold to the Word of God.
By most measures, success or failure in the Christian life depends on how much of God's Word we get into our hearts and minds on a regular basis and how well we obey it. The Bible teaches everything we need to know about God. If we neglect the study of Scripture, then our spiritual life will ultimately fall into disrepair.
President Abraham Lincoln once said of the Bible: "It is the best gift which God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. But for that Book we could not know right from wrong. All those things desirable to man are contained in it."
Honest Abe was exactly right.
Key Study Passage: Hebrews 4:12-13
Adapted from Let God Change Your Life (David C. Cook, 2011) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.
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Prayer for the Week
Lord, may I strive to not only read your Word regularly, but to also study it carefully and apply it more consistently.
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