However, I have been “schooled” by experience and sat at the feet of many of God’s leaders over many years and learned from them. I have explored the Bible for decades. That doesn’t make me an expert. Far from it. But I love the pursuit of excellence, as I am sure you do, in your Christian life.
Why write a blog like this? Quite simple, really. To educate the Christian with a “bottom line” format. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge”. Makes sense. We need a plan. In Colossians 1:10, Paul prayed that the Colossians would “live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in knowledge of the Lord, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that they would have great endurance and patience…….” These two verses, as examples, tell it like it is! Knowledge is the key ingredient to wisdom. As this blog gets going, watch out, because we are going to cover all of your tough questions that you don’t get or understand!
Knowledge is a cornerstone and building block. But wisdom results from both knowledge AND experience. The Christian life must be lived and experienced. With proper knowledge, we can guide our hearts for transformation.
The Bible contains the information to lead us to the life that God wants us to live by His Spirit. The sad thing is this. Many of our Bibles are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere in our homes! Little do we know the “pearls of truth” that lie at our fingertips. Sometimes we are too busy reading some Christian book about the Bible.
If you are serious about your Christian walk, and maybe you are leading a small group or teaching Bible study, then this blog is especially for you.
One of our goals as Christians should be to “grow in the knowledge of the Lord,” using the Bible as our prime, light-giving source. We have no excuses. For any situation in life, we should be asking, “What does the Bible (and therefore, the Lord) say about it?” My journey on writing this blog started at the end of September, 2013.
In PART 1 of this blog, I simply want to implement the verses present in the Scripture to direct us on important Christian subjects. It is more than a concordance, which one can find at the end of most any Bible. What one will find in PART 1 are the steering points of the wisdom from the Bible. The topics in PART 1 are the “nuts and bolts” of Christianity. My goal is to keep this blog to a “bottom line” level of understanding.
PART 2 of the blog (over weeks and months ahead) will look at what is going on in the rest of the world of non-Christendom. In day to day living, I find that many of us Christians are at best vaguely familiar regarding where other people are coming from in their particular belief systems. Our discussions will go from Islam to New Age to Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc. When one really investigates the “other” different gods and philosophies that are being practiced by much of the world’s population (more than 85% non Christian), it’s sobering, is it not? Sometimes, don’t you feel like a stranger in the world you live in?
This knowledge should be an impetus for us to not only take a stronger stance on our Christian roots but also be more active in our outreach to the lost. We’ll also take the time to investigate several ethical topics along the way like civil disobedience, war, euthanasia, abortion, and the like. Can’t forget about evil and suffering. And how about denominations within the church? What does the Bible say about these topics?
Come and join me. Hit the “manage” button bottom right, and type in your email so you’ll receive the blog regularly. I’ll be bloggin’ about once or twice a month. There’s plenty to discuss! We will explore some tough questions, joys, and struggles together. Feel free to copy and paste information in the blogs for help in teaching your own Bible study. Spread the pearls of Bible wisdom around!
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