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Growing through God's Word

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More than just a check mark

When we are spending time in God's word it should be more than just a check mark on our daily tasks.
There is a difference in reading God's Word and allowing it to transform you.
How should we read God's Word?
Chew on it like cud.

Ask these questions:

What does this passage tell us about God?
Romans 5:8 ESV

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

What does this passage tell us about ourselves?
John 1:9–11 ESV

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

Is there a command to obey?
Matthew 22:37–40 ESV

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Is there an example to follow?
Matthew 13:44 ESV

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

Is there a promise to claim?
Matthew 28:19–20 ESV

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Is there a sin to avoid?
1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Is there a principle to follow?
This is a broad statement of truth.
Galatians 1:10 ESV

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Let God's Word tranform you!

There is a difference in reading God's Word and allowing it to transform you.
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