Have you ever tried to do something hard without having someone teach you? You probably needed a little help.
Life can be hard sometimes. But God provided us with help to teach us. Our help is in the Bible. But it does so much more than that . . .
The Bible is a love letter from our Creator. He loves you so much that He came to suffer and die so that you could live with Him forever.
Although the Bible may seem complex, God promises that His Spirit will guide you into all truth. He will reveal to you the important facts about Him and what it means to follow Him.
Don't think of the Bible as a book that only specially trained people can understand. The Bible is for everyone. It is full of God's thoughts about Himself, and about us: the people He has loved from before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).
You can find real help for your life today. Hope to keep you going. Truth that sets you free and gives your life meaning. Guidance for your relationships with people. Most of all, it tells you about Jesus, who said, "the volume of the book [Bible] is written about me" (Psalm 40:7).
The Bible is God’s story. Jesus created and sustains everything by His powerful word (Hebrews 1:3). Yet He humbled Himself and took on a weak human body for us (Philippians 2:8-9). He faced every temptation we have, yet remained innocent and pure. He understands our sufferings because He suffered too. He allows us to be completely forgiven and made perfect because He died on the cross. Jesus showed His power over death when He rose from the dead. Jesus is the true author of the Bible, just as He is the author and perfecter of our eternal salvation.
Reading the Bible is not just looking at stories about Jesus; it really is looking at Jesus. The word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). It’s alive because Jesus is the Word (John 1:1). Though He died for you, Jesus is alive today. He knows your thoughts and plans. As you spend time with Him through His Word, He gives you sure and certain hope that becomes an anchor for your soul (Hebrews 6:19).Part 4: The Church is Your Family