Bible: Memorize. Meditate.
November 11, 2012
Passage: Proverbs 22:17-19 & Jeremiah 15:16
Speaker: Pastor Jon Kopp
Series: Spiritual Disciplines for Gospel Grace
“If I were the devil (please, no comment), one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible. Knowing that it is the Word of God, teaching people to know and love and serve the God of the Word, I should do all I could to surround it with the spiritual equivalent of pits, thorn hedges and traps, to frighten people off… At all costs I should want to keep them from using their minds in a disciplined way to get the measure of its message.” - J. I. Packer Scriptural Nourishment
We want God’s revealed truth to permeate all of life and ministry. To live means to consume God’s Word. Our goal is to see believers get past the milk of the Word and dig into doctrinal meat. The Bible will take priority and prominence in our worship services for it has the power to change lives. Scripture makes it clear that our true problems are internal rather than external. Therefore, we apply the Word to the heart not just to outward symptoms.