Growing up, I never considered myself a “school” type of person. Did I go to school? Of course, I had to! Did I love school? Not so much. Like most people I had subjects in school that I liked, and subjects I didn’t like. Math? I was awful at math! It just didn’t come naturally to me, no matter how much it felt like I tried. History? I loved history! For whatever reason, history was so interesting to me. Nonetheless, studying and doing my homework was my nemesis! I knew that I needed to do it, and I knew that it was important, but sometimes it felt like pulling teeth for me to spend the time to sit down and do it.
Sometimes, studying scripture can feel the same way, right? Most of us would agree, that studying scripture and reading the Bible is important. Yet, we find it challenging to make the time to sit down, read scripture, and spend time in the word of God.
As I’ve gotten older, I’m continually amazed at how much I continue to learn about our God. When I spend the time to read his word, I ALWAYS learn something new. God has given us scripture so that we can know him and be drawn to him. As a Christian, it’s one of the best things we can ever do.
With that in mind, it’s important that Sunday morning isn’t our only exposure to scripture throughout the week. Instead, Sunday morning should be a “launching pad” for the week to come. Periodically, our team writes sermon-based studies to help us dive deeper into scripture and take our Sunday sermons to the next level. In the month of April, Mount Carmel is diving into another sermon-based study called God Said Live!
From the moment that God breathed life into this world, we were created to live an abundant life. Throughout scripture, we see God redeem the broken, sinful, and dying. Through the salvation that comes through the name of Jesus, we’re called to live. Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose a few days later. That same resurrection power runs in our veins too! GOD SAID LIVE!
I’m inviting you to participate in our next sermon-based study, God Said Live, throughout the month of April. We’ve written this guide to be used on either an individual basis, or in a group study format. In a few weeks, copies of this study will be made available. You can pick one up on a Sunday morning or download it onto your computer. Our prayer is that we’ll learn something about our amazing God, and we’ll be challenged by his word!