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How to Read Your Bible (1 of 8)
Series: An Instruction Manual for the Christian Life
Psalm 119:15, 18, 33-34
1. COMMENCE YOUR BIBLE READING PRAYERFULLY
a) A Divinely Inspired Book
b) A Divinely Interpreted Book
2. CONTINUE YOUR BIBLE READING THOUGHTFULLY
a) Is There a Promise to Accept?
b) Is There a Principle to Apply?
c) Is There a Prayer to Adopt?
3. CONCLUDE YOUR BIBLE READING HEEDFULLY
a) Constantly Guarding Our Life by the Bible
b) Completely Guiding Our Life by the Bible
You have heard it said that when all else fails, read the instruction manual. Today, I want to begin sharing with you an instruction manual for the Christian life. We preachers are notorious for telling you what you need to be doing in your Christian life, but I want to go a step further and not only tell you what you need to do, but also how to do it.
The first set of instructions I want to share with you is on how to read your Bible. We know that reading our Bible is very important to our Christian life. I think of what others has said about the Bible.
Theodore Roosevelt said, ''A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.''
Patrick Henry said, ''The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.''
William Lyons Phelps said, ''I thoroughly believe in a university education for both men and women; but I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.''
Woodrow Wilson said, ''I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure.''
There is no book like the Bible, and there is not a book any more important than the Bible. It is especially important to the Christian because it is the source of our spiritual growth, guidance, and godliness.
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