Copies of the bible are readily available – in all shapes, sizes and versions, including the internet!
Despite this, if you ask about it – how much can be told about its message and the lives of the great figures of faith? And what about Jesus? Do you know why he came and what he set out to do? And why he was raised from the dead? Why bother to find out?
Because the Bible is the inspired Word of God and it deserves our attention!
One of the convincing things about the Bible is the way it foretells the future. Do you know that the complex situation between Israel and its Arab neighbours is foretold in the Bible? And do you know that Jesus spoke of a time when many would be worried about the future?
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” (Luke 21:25-27)
We may be struggling with some challenging situation, or be perplexed and dispirited. What hope is there for us?
Take a closer look at the Bible!
There we find the reason for suffering and death. We discover God knows and cares, that He wants us to learn a better way, and find a true hope to sustain our spirits. The bible is full of wisdom. It contains practical advice about healthy living and positive relationships. Jesus shows us that true happiness comes when we learn from him the secret of peaceable living. The Bible tells us what to do to rid ourselves of negative and guilty feelings and find the peace of mind that passes all understanding.
What the Bible teaches – Part 1
It is God’s inspired word.
God is one and creator of all things.
The Holy Spirit is God’s power.
Jesus Christ is God’s only son, born of a virgin, was crucified, rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.
He will return to the earth to set up the Kingdom Of God.
He will be the King of the Jews and reign from Jerusalem.
The gospel is the invitation to share in God’s everlasting Kingdom.