I feel bad for those of you who can’t come to Wednesday night church. I consider it a little like “family time,” and if you’re ever interested in a lot of the programs and little pamphlet things that we hand out, we probably introduced it on a Wednesday night.
As you saw last week for Kickoff Sunday, our new Wednesday night series is going to be on Bible study… something ALL of us can be better in. See the table for invitations cards to hand out, and we’d LOVE to see you excited and eager to learn FROM God’s Word on how to KNOW God’s Word.
Something we saw last Wednesday was a list of books I’d like you to get. You might already have a study system to learn God’s Word, but you might not. I’d suspect that few or none of you regularly and routinely understand what you read in your Bibles, and I only say that because I don’t routinely understand everything I read either!
The answer: tools. See below for what I wrote Wednesday:
BOOKS TO HELP YOU
Our upcoming series on Bible study will help you learn how to learn on your own. Tools are used in every profession, and good money is spent to increase learning and effectiveness. You as a Christian should have tools to help your Christian life, and the Christian’s tools are… books. Here are a few books that I’d encourage you to spend about $40 or $50 on (see gettextbooks.com for cheap prices listed):
- The King James Bible Commentary; Nelson Publishers; contributions by Dobson, Feinberg and more. About $14
- A Survey of the Old Testament; by Hill and Walton; Zondervan (2nd edition is cheaper) About $10
- Jensen’s Survey of the New Testament; Moody Press. About $17
- World’s Bible Handbook; Boyd. About $13
Not everyone will buy these, but if you’re serious about God and finding out His direction for your life, you’ll be serious about finding answers in God’s Word. If you’re digging for direction (and you should be) you should have a hunger to know what God says, and these books can help you. It’s just a thought. J
Have a great week, and thank you all SO much for our card!!!!!!!
-Bro. Ryan (and thanks for my bandana too!)
SOFTBALL – TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 5
8:30 am at Temeku Hills Park. (Have a good day off school too!!)
DR. BENNY BECKUM – PRAYER REVIVAL
Next Sunday – Friday, September 11 – 16. Be SURE to attend every single night!! Leave practice or rehearsal early, reschedule any appointments, push through any sickness, and DON’T MISS Bro. Beckum!
YOUTH RALLY INNEWPORT BEACH– SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
We’ll leave the church at 12:30 pm and return around 7:30 pm. The cost is $5 per person. There will be games, skits, pizza, and preaching by Bro. Jim Schettler. Please sign up soon.