Me and My Bible (3 of 6) by Ken Trivette

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Me and My Bible
Series: Building a Bridge to a Strong Christian Life
Ken Trivette
I Corinthians 16:13; Psalm 119:9-11
7/20/06

Outline
1. A BIBLE TO LOVE DEARLY
A) A Prized Possession
B) A Precious Possession
2. A BIBLE TO READ DAILY
A) Read the Bible Daily
B) Read the Bible Diligently
3. A BIBLE TO FOLLOW DEVOUTLY
A) Guide Your Life
B) Guard Your Life

When Mike Kollin, a graduate of Auburn University and linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, was asked by his former college coach, Shug Jordan, if he would do some recruiting for him. Mike said, "Sure, coach. What kind of player are you looking for?" The coach said, "Well, Mike, you know there's that fellow, you knock him down, he just stays down?" Mike said, "We don't want him, do we, coach?" "No, that's right. Then there's that fellow, you knock him down and he gets up, but you knock him down again and he stays down." Mike answered, "We don't want him either, do we, coach?" Coach said, "No, but Mike, there's a fellow, you knock him down, he gets up. Knock him down, he gets up. Knock him down, he gets up. Knock him down, he gets up." Mike said, "That's the guy we want, isn't it, coach?" The coach answered, "No, we don't want him either. I want you to find that guy who's knocking everybody down. That's the guy we want!"

I want you to become the kind of Christian that is not constantly being knocked down by the devil. I want you to be a strong Christian. In 1 John 2:14 John writes, "I have written unto you, young men, because ye a strong." God wants us to be strong Christians. However, as I have stated over the past couple of weeks, oftentimes we look at what we are and what we should be and we find a great gap between the two. We are trying to bridge that gap.

There are certain spiritual essentials to living a strong Christian life. We began by thinking about the assurance of salvation. If a person is not sure of their salvation they will be like a leaf tossed about by the wind. Last Sunday we t ...


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