For you have been born again... through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
The Bible is different from any other book because inside of it are the living words. When mixed with the purpose and power of the Holy Spirit, the words in the Bible make life-birthing changes inside of the reader. When you give a Bible or a New Testament, you are giving the potential for the reader to experience eternal life.
God uses His words in the Bible to give new spiritual life and to germinate faith in Jesus.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
The Holy Spirit continues to use these living words to fuel a life of repentance and faith. The reader wrestles with the words, learning how to live a truth-filled life that matches his/her new identity in Christ.
Memorize Truth, Apply Daily
Every week, the Sunday School classes at Aninuan Christian Church have a Bible lesson and memorize Bible verses. In the above photo, ladies are sharing their memory verse. This begs the question of why. Jesus Christ is called the Word and calls Himself the Truth. We are born into anti-Christ, humanistic thought patterns. We are bombarded by anti-Truth messages constantly. That is why we memorize and study the Word, which came to us from the WORD. We must fill out minds with the truth of God's word, so that we can evaluate each thought and action. We must tear apart our thinking patterns and replace them with truth. That is how we grow!
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