The Older Christian’s Guide To Reading The Bible

When we get “used” to being a Christian and know what the Bible says, we end up reading and analyzing the Scriptures without seeing God for who he is. The power and hope the scriptures talk about only comes with a real and engaging relationship with God.
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[39] “You are busy analyzing the Scriptures, frantically poring over them in hopes of gaining eternal life. Everything you read points to me, [40] yet you still refuse to come to me so I can give you the life you’re looking for – eternal life!

John 5:39-40 TPT

The longer we are a Christian and spend time with God, the easier it is to see our times with God as rote, routine, and predictable. When we get “used” to being a Christian and know what the Bible says, we, like the above scripture says, end up reading and analyzing the Scriptures without seeing God for who he is. We don’t end up getting the eternal life Jesus talks about in the scripture. This power and hope only comes with a real and engaging relationship with God.

Join Russ Ewell and friends as they discuss how to have a dynamic relationship with God no matter how long we are a Christian, and how to answer the following questions:

  • How am I doing spiritually?
  • How are my friends doing spiritually?
  • How are we changing the world?

References

Scripture References

  • Psalm 92:12-15 NRSV [12] The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. [13] They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. [14] In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, [15] showing that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. John 5:39-40 TPT [39] “You are busy analyzing the Scriptures, frantically poring over them in hopes of gaining eternal life. Everything you read points to me, [40] yet you still refuse to come to me so I can give you the life you’re looking for – eternal life!
  • Ezra 7:10 NIV For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel.
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