Trevin Wax writes:
“Many Christians are used to sampling the Bible; they know how to pull out verses here and there. Instead, we should see the Scriptures as something we savor, as a meal that gives us sustenance and energy to get on with the task at hand.”
What are your Bible reading and studying practices like? Sampling or savoring? Will sampling help you “get on with the task”? Or does a life of missions, of proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel of the Kingdom, perhaps require more intense, intentional and demanding Bible reading and studying practices?
“The Bible is more than words that inspire; it is a world we inhabit. If Bible reading is only the attempt to get something out of God’s Word, we’ll miss the chance for God’s Word to dwell in us.”
Do you think that God’s Word dwells in you? Do you inhabit the world of the Bible? In other words, have you ever immersed yourself in the Bible, so that the great Story of the Bible has become your main source of inspiration and life?
The Word of God working through the Spirit is God’s great gift to us. Let’s receive it with open hands, hearts and minds. Let’s dive into the world of the Bible and allow its Story to become our guiding light, source of power and wellspring of life.
If we want to last as the people of God and more specifically as missionaries, we need to inhabit the world of the Bible. We need to allow the Word to dwell in us, so we can be faithful and witnesses of Jesus amidst the stories of our world.
Bible For Life is one of the courses in YWAM that guide you into the world of the Bible. We kick off the course with diving into the great Story of the Bible, the Story of the King. From there we help you form intentional, practical and demanding (yes, demanding, but surely also rewarding!) Bible reading and studying practices: you will learn to study the Bible inductively and devotionally. You will also have opportunities to share the Word, both on the street and through small group Bible study and preaching.
We warmly invite you and dare you to be part of Bible For Life this fall. Or do another Bible course, like the BCC, SBS or DBS. Join us in ending Bible poverty, which may have to start with our own insufficient Bible engagement.
Where YWAM Heidebeek, The Netherlands
When September 20-December 16, 2017
Costs Different rates apply to different nationalities
More info http://ywamheidebeek.org/bible-for-life
Bible programs with YWAM in Europe http://bible-study.info/