Happy New Year and welcome to 2014!
It’s been a few weeks and a couple of celebrations since we were together; and since this extreme cold weather may have frozen our brains a bit, I thought we’d jump-start with a question to get things moving in the right direction.
What was the #1 selling book in 2013?
Written over a period of 1,500 years
40 different authors in 3 different languages and from 4 different geographical areas
The authors were a compilation of kings, farmers, historians, fisherman, prophets and apostles
It contains 66 books within the book
Few of the 40 authors knew each other
Yet, there are no contradictions within the pages
It was first translated into English by John Wycliffe in 1382 AD
It was the 1st book ever to roll off Gutenberg’s press in 1454 AD
Today 50 copies are sold every minute in the US; that’s 72,000 copies every day and 26 million a year.
It is the best selling book of the year, every year!
Yes, we are talking about the Bible!
Of the Bible Dr. Billy Graham said, “No other book can touch its profound wisdom, its poetic beauty or the accuracy of its history and prophecy. The Bible embodies all of the knowledge man needs to fill the longing of his soul, and solve all of his problems. I want to be saturated with the Bible. I want to know it by heart before I die.”
This amazing Book, and its potential to impact your life for the good, will be our focus as we Get Started in 2014.
Join us this Friday morning at One Thing as we dive into the why and how of reading and studying the Word of God.
You will be challenged and equipped to Get A Grip on this life-changing Book.
With great expectancy I will see you at the tables on Friday!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
“This Book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this Book.” – John Bunyan
This Week’s KEY VERSES
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16,17
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 5:11
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word… Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.…
Psalm 119: 9 & 11
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. Psalm 119:97-98
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Psalm 119: 105 & 130