FOUNDATION ONE: The Bible
Thankfulness produces intimacy with God. What is something you are thankful for this week? How can we pray for you?
The Bible was written over a 1,500-year span by over forty authors in three languages. It records over 1,000 references to fulfilled prophecies and an eyewitness account of a supernatural miracle of God in most of its 66 books. The Bible is regarded as the most reliable text of any piece of literature ever. It has been translated into other languages more than any other book. And for 2,000 years countless lives have been transformed by its message. The Bible is God’s Word to us, and it teaches us who He is and how to live life. Through imperfect people, He said perfectly what He wanted to say. He speaks to us through His Word today.
- Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Why should we read the Bible?
- Read Hebrews 4:12. Why is the Bible more than a book?
- Read Psalm 1:2-3. What can we expect if we commit to read the Bible?
As a group, read Matthew 7:24-27 together right now and talk about what God is saying through it, how He is saying you can obey, and what you can expect to happen as you obey. Pick a book of the Bible to begin reading and read some of it everyday. As you read, ask yourself what God is saying through it and how you can obey Him through what you read today.