Prayer is a spiritual discipline that most Christians are familiar with but most of us are frustrated with at times. Why don’t Christians pray more? We don’t know how. If you didn’t grow up in church, or even if you did, praying can be incredibly intimidating, especially if you grew up in a formal church where the pastor […]
Most people understand that Christians believe the Bible is important, but why is it important? What value does it hold in the life of the believer?
1. The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to humanity. If you want to know about God, the Creator of the Universe, the one who made you on purpose for a purpose, then dig into this book. We find the story of creation, of sin, we see God speaking time and time again. We see God in this book, and if you want a guaranteed place of encounter where you can meet God on a regular basis, He’s right there in Scripture.
2. The Bible records the history of Israel, Jesus and the early church. God has existed long before you were born and will continue to exist long after you die. God has been interacting with humanity for millennia, and the Bible contains the history of Israel in the Old Testament, the history of the early church in the New Testament, and most importantly, the history of the moment in time when God Himself visited this planet as a man, Jesus Christ.
3. The Bible is a conduit for the Holy Spirit to work in your life today. The Bible is so much more than a history book. It’s living and active today. When you dig into Scripture, you’ll begin to feel challenged, convicted, your eyes will be opened. It’s what happens on Sundays when you sit in church and listen to a sermon, and you start feeling convicted, and you know you need to make some changes in your life. That’s not the preacher, that’s not emotional manipulation. That’s the Holy Spirit working through Scripture to get a hold of your life. That’s the power of Scripture.