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How I Spent 20 Years in Ministry Without the Bible

I called others to spiritual growth, but I remained unchanged.
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Paul writes in Colossians, “And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory” (1:27). When I simply come to the Bible, silent and vulnerable, I begin to grasp the enormity of that statement. Jesus Christ—the Word, the Bible made flesh—lives in me and in you. The Bible isn’t a book to know. It’s a story to live out every day, a story that we live out only by the grace of God’s transformation.

Renee James is the communications director for Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec.

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