Four tips that will transform your Bible reading experience

In an article in Premier Christianity magazine, American Church Leader Deron Spoo shares four tips for Bible reading that have grown his own relationship with Jesus.

For nearly four decades I have followed Jesus, and looking back I see an obvious pattern. The seasons of greatest progress and spiritual depth have coincided with the practice of daily Bible reading. Likewise, when the binding of my Bible remained unbent due to my own negligence, I sensed something significant was missing in my relationship with Christ.

What about the Bible is so essential to the vitality of a Jesus-follower?

Donald Bray, in his book God is Love, says that the Bible serves God’s people by forming us and feeding us. Well said!  Without the Scripture, we get stuck on our journey toward becoming like Jesus. Without the Bible, our souls starve for the nourishment only the truth of Scripture provides.

Bible-reading is critical, but it need not be complicated. I have discovered a few simple tips to enrich anyone’s Bible-reading experience. Continue reading “Four tips that will transform your Bible reading experience”

Jamie Grace new song: Daughter of the King

They tell me I’m too young
Tell me I’m not beautiful
I’m not good enough
I’m not worth nothing at all

You’re a daughter of the king
So tell me what does that make you?

So put your shoulders back
Don’t you know that you’re beautiful?
You don’t have to tell them that
Just walk around like you know

The Maker of skies
The Maker of seas
The Maker of every beautiful thing
He made you, made you too

I’m sorry if nobody ever told you
Or if they treated you like it wasn’t true
Dark or light, thin or wide
You are precious in His sight
And He loves you, He really loves you
So I gotta tell you, I just gotta tell you

The full words of the song are: Continue reading “Jamie Grace new song: Daughter of the King”

Francis Chan: Your relationship with God 

Has your relationship with God actually changed the way you live? Do you see evidence of God’s kingdom in your life?  Or are you choking it out slowly by spending too much time, energy, money and thought on the things of this world?

Are you satisfied being ‘godly enough’ to get yourself to heaven, or to look good in comparison to others?  Or can you say with Paul that you “want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death”  (Philippians 3 v. 10)

– Francis Chan, Crazy Love