Why Study?

Hey guys! Sorry, it’s been so long since my last post, but I am happy to announce I will be beginning a new series on Bible Study.

I often find myself getting antsy while studying my Bible, reading the same verses everyday gets kinda dull! Don’t get me wrong, meditating on the same verses time and time again is good, but so is reading parts of the Bible that you’re not as familiar with.

Why Study the Bible Anyway?

2 timothy 3:16-17

 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Scripture is literally FROM GOD. It’s like the God of  the universe’s personal letter to you. How cool is that??  Not only do we learn more about God from studying our Bible, studying also shows us how to live our everyday lives in ways that please the Lord.

But I already know everything that’s in the Bible.

Hebrews 4:12

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

God’s word is living and active, there’s always something new for you to discover in it!

 

 

 

Be That Person

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (NIV)

Be that person. Be the person who lifts others up, the one who makes their day brighter. Leave them feeling better than they did before. Be a encourager, be the one who builds others up in a whole world of people who tear them down. Be kind when others are unkind, forgiving when others are unforgiving, gentle when others are harsh. Be a person that you would want to be around. Be that person.

 

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Jesus Paid it All

   “Jesus Paid it all, All to him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.”

Ever since I heard this hymn around two years ago, it’s been one of my favorites. It wasn’t a song we sung in church often (I have no clue why.) So when I did hear it, the lyrics hit me head on.

I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small; child of weakness watch and pray, Find in me thine all in all.” 

Jesus Paid it All, All to him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.

How does God see me? After being washed in Jesus’s blood, he doesn’t see my sin, he doesn’t see my weaknesses, he sees Jesus’ righteoussness. He paid the penalty deserved for my sins, he washed me white as snow. This hymn reminds me that I am white as snow in God’s eyes. God Bless!

-Elizabeth

Jesus Paid it All

 

 

 

 

 

He’s Not Finished

Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds. Using time and pressure, he’s working on you too.

-Rick Warren

God isn’t finished with you. He won’t leave you like you are, he loves you too much for that! He has already begun a good work in you, and he will finish it. He didn’t bring you this far to leave you, Trust him to continue working on you!

-Elizabeth