Growing up in church, I received many Bibles.
▪ My parents received my first Bible at my baby dedication
▪ I received an award Bible in Sunday School for memorizing verses
▪ In elementary school, the Gideons ministry came to my school and gave us a green New Testament
▪ I received another Bible in Royal Rangers
▪ Still another Bible when I graduated secondary school
▪ My parents bought even bought me a study Bible at some point
I’ve always loved to read the Bible mainly because of all the great stories I was taught growing up that are in the Bible.
Who could forget David and Goliath, Jonah and the whale, or the feeding of the 5000?
It wasn’t until my third year in university when I really understood the story of the Bible. It was amazing to learn where the Bible came from and how the books of the Bible were canonized.
Luke says in chapter one of his writing to Theophilus – “…many have decided to write what happened…” The point is something happened that needed to be told!
Jesus wasn’t dead anymore… He was alive and many had seen Him!
I love to read the accounts of each disciple about what they saw and heard but John sums in up in John 21:25 –
▪ “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”
By the time John wrote his letter, many others had written their account but John wanted us to know – these accounts are just a small portion of what Jesus did! .Pretty amazing when you think about it.
As we near the end of summer, let’s make a renewed commitment to read the Bible. As Terry Hoggard says, “I’m in! How about you?”
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We’re praying for you this week!