I didn’t always enjoy reading the Bible. I know – it’s really BAD for a pastor to admit this. Just to clarify, it’s not that I disliked the Bible. It’s just that I saw it as more of something I NEEDED to do rather than something I WANTED to do.
We’ve all been there. Our Western mindset causes us to make reading the Bible something to be achieved and knocked off the list. We make a grand goal of “reading the Bible through in a year,” but barely get through the book of Numbers before we abandon that and skip to Proverbs. We look at the best-selling book of all time and treat it like an owner’s manual rather than a treasure map (which it most definitely is).
My good friend, Keith Ferrin, is one of the most passionate people I have ever met about the Bible! I had the opportunity to interview Keith a short time ago. I asked him how his journey into “falling in love with the Bible” began. His story is inspiring. I think you will be challenged by his commitment to God’s Word, but you will also say, “I can do that.” It’s an incredible interview and VERY practical. Keith’s goal is simple: “To help you ENJOY the Bible. If you enjoy it, you will read it more. If you enjoy it, you will talk about it. If you enjoy it, you will be more consistent in your time with God. If you enjoy it, you will apply it!”
Keith has just launched something that I think you need to check out! He has launched an 8-part video “Relational Bible Study” course. It is such a revolutionary idea that many of you can benefit from. You can check it out here! Don’t delay! This opportunity is only available for a few days! The deadline to register for this incredible online course is Wednesday, September 30th!