Scripture Challenge for 8-25-19
This comes from Proverbs, but what chapter and verses?
__:__Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
__:__And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
*This is a picture of what we are supposed to do as Christians. Here is the picture of a man building a house and he fills that house with furniture, pictures, and valuable personal items of all sorts. We as Christians should be storing in our hearts and minds the wonderful things of God's treasure; and that is his Word. Paul told Timothy: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim. 2:15). Have you picked up your Bible this past week to place in your heart the wonderful truth that God has to share with you? One of the greatest tragedies in a lot of churches today is that church members are ignorant of God's Word, and their lives show a picture of a poor little empty house.
Scripture Challenge for 8-18-19
Answer: John 20:30-31
This comes from the Gospel of John, but what chapter and verses?
__:__And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
__:__But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
*Have you noticed that the current religious culture in the U.S. likes to talk about belief and believing? The terms that are often used are shrouded in flowery language and talk and often it has been the case when I have seen some Christians be duped into buying into some forms of the use of these terms. Be careful, because this contemporary view of spirituality uses the term often rather loosely and it is not belief in an object or even a person, but rather just belief in belief. If you listen carefully to some of what they say it goes like this: “It doesn't matter who you believe or what you believe. All that matters is that you believe.”, in other words they claim there is a belief in belief or as long as a person has faith they are fine. It most often is never said that plain, but that is what they mean, and essentially they ignore the object of faith. John's Gospel does not make the same statement that the modern spiritual culture does today, and his reason for writing this Gospel and his teaching is much deeper and more stronger than the flimsy statement that modern culture makes today. John explains, what we need to believe about Jesus, what it means to believe into Jesus, and why we need to believe into Jesus.