How to Read the Bible
We kicked off a new sermon series at NCC on Sunday: How. We are exploring different spiritual growth disciplines/activities and striving to be painfully practical about how to do them. Pastor Mark kicked off the series last week with How to Set Goals. Goal-setting is an exercise of faith when those goals are set in prayer and with a mind towards worship.
This week, I'm continuing with How to Read the Bible. Last year, I talked about 4 different ways to approach the Bible- devotional reading, inductive study, meditation, and memorization. This year, think I'm going to focus more on 5-8 principles for how to read the Bible that are applicable across the board.
I also really want to inspire people to read their Bibles; I think that's probably the most important thing I can do. I think we take it for granted so much here and we need to hear stories about people who walk for 7 days to the closest village to obtain a copy of the Bible. We need to rediscover an appreciation for the Word of God and cultivate a hunger for it.