The Bible. Our first language of faith, can be a powerful force in the lives of Christians. Amazing things can happen for those who are studying the Bible. Some who had drifted away from church are now actively participating in our worship and other ministries.
This Sunday school grandpa is a good example. He had gotten caught up in the stress of running a business and church had slipped away from him for a few years. He’s back—and in a BIG way! Now he shares his musical talents in worship and Sunday school, participates in the Book of Faith study and passes along his excitement and energy to others who are struggling with tough times.
He told us of a day when an opportunity to be a witness to his faith came up on a job site. “The words just came out,” he said. “I don’t know where they came from. I’ve never done anything like that before. I wouldn’t have thought about doing that! But I told them about Jesus and that he had died for our sins. Wow! It was awesome.”
How is the Word a powerful force in your life?
This message was adapted from “Learning to Read the Bible” written by Kay Richter that first appeared in the September 2010 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.
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