Hey Millennials: Read the book that has brought hope for two millennia — the Bible. Pages for the ages! Don’t miss out on the Bible’s witness to the living Jesus! As a textbook it can be dry; but as a love letter it’s invigorating. Knowing God’s great love for me is undeserved, fills me with humility, awe, & joy.
If you could listen to the first Christ-followers, would you? You can in the Bible. To ignore the words of the first century Christians is to miss out on spiritual fire. To divorce Christianity from the Bible is to censor the first Christ-followers. Reacting to legalism by ignoring the Bible is overreacting.
The lifestyle and beliefs of the first Christians are demonstrated in the Bible. They claimed that they were writing facts about God, not opinions. Biblical Christianity is phenomenal. It’s sad that so many generations have made it nominal. Thomas Jefferson published a Bible that only had verses he liked. (Sound familiar?) To make Christianity as you like it, denies Bible teachings you don’t like. It’s easier to change Christ to match you than to change yourself to match Christ.
The Bible is God-breathed revelation written down by real people moved by the Holy Spirit. It’s a lighthouse in the fog of life that directs people to the risen Jesus. When hopes, heroes, dreams & even nations crumble, the risen Jesus stands secure.
Jesus trained His fist followers so they can train you. Read their words & learn of Him. Let the writings of those who first followed Jesus keep you close to Him. The Bible is a handbook for learning to hear & obey the risen Jesus. Hanging out with the risen Jesus is adventurous, astonishing & addicting.
I insert the Bible
Into my soul.
It takes me to Jesus
And He makes me whole!
A red-hot relationship with Jesus can wane into routine religion. The Bible helps keep Christ’s fire burning within.
Sometimes I’m unusually prompted to open the Bible & God meets me with fresh insight. I’m addicted to Bible reading because it’s one place I meet with the risen Jesus.
Here’s the NT5/21 Challenge: Read the New Testament (the last third of the Bible) at least 5 minutes a day for 21 days.
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