Back to the Book- Are You Reading the Bible or Is the Bible Reading You?

[ARE YOU READING THE BOOK OR IS THE BOOK READING YOU?]

Hebrews 4.12                                                                                    09.15.2019

BACK TO THE BOOK | CFA | Pastor Tracy Cook

 

Bible engagement is a greater predictor of spiritual growth than any other spiritual practice common in Christianity.

TEXT Hebrews 4.12 ESV

12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  • PRACTICAL BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

Factors:

  • Involvement in a small group Bible study
  • Having a Bible reading accountability partner
  • Scheduling personal Bible reading
  • Memorizing scripture
  • Praying scripture
  • EMOTIONAL BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

Factors:

  • “I get excited about reading the Bible.”
  • “Reading the Bible has helped me to fall more in love with Jesus.”
  • “Something new is revealed to me every time I read the Bible.”
  • “During times of struggle, I read the Bible to find answers.”
  • MISSIONAL BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

Factors:

  • The Bible informs your worldview
  • You apply biblical principles
  • You prioritize biblical principles
  • You view salvation as the ultimate mission
  • You view the Bible as the ultimate authority

See Bibleengagementproject.com/barna

2019-09-23T15:26:44+00:00