My 5 for Friday (December 16, 2016)

No book compares to the Bible. It is God’s amazing gift to mankind, and yet we easily take it for granted. Instead, it is our responsibility to cherish and obey it. Do you?

Take a few moments to think about the Bible in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  • You Can Trust the Bible by John MacArthur. You live in a world that denies an absolute standard for life and behavior. Whatever feels right sets the standard for behavior. Yet every time you pick up the Bible, you pick up the truth. It is your source of truth—about God, man, life, death, men, women, children, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, friends and enemies. John MacArthur offers 5 basic areas in which you can trust the Bible.
  • Cogitations on the Bible by Warren Vanhetloo. The Bible is different from other writings. It is superior to anything else you might read. It is unique. Warren Vanhetloo presents a variety of ways that you benefit from what the Bible tells you.
  • 22 Prayers for Your Bible Reading by Kristen Wetherell. “Reading the Bible before praying is like putting the cart before the horse,” says Kristen Wetherell. So how should you pray before you read Scripture? Consider these 22 insights from Psalm 119.
  • The Hero of the Story is Always God from Joel Arnold. Read this brief blog post to be reminded that the story of Scripture is much bigger than any human character in the stories. And the point of every story rises above the many lessons you may learn – to God Himself. Be sure to soak in this important perspective from Joel Arnold.
  • Why Do So Many Christians Disagree Over the Bible? by Mark Ward. Mark Ward provides a helpful service by exploring the question of why so many Christians disagree over the Bible, especially when your differences can become very emotional. I think that you will discover a valuable lesson at the end. Check it out!
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