If you're a long time CrossPointer, you are already aware of what I'm going to share. But, we're a growing church and there's always a need to help our new friends.
So here it is, the big reveal: Bible study is important.
Da, da, daaaaa!
There are lots of essential vitamins and nutrients on the table for us to consume spiritually: prayer, fellowship, service, etc. But, one of the most important and easiest to access, yet often neglected, means of growing in your faith is serious Bible study.
This is why we have developed a program for Bible study that doesn't require you to buy expensive books every 8 to 12 weeks. It doesn't require you to be in a group with some spiritual guru who totally "understands." It truly is a tool to help you become a self-feeder with regard to your own Bible study
We call it Reading It Right.
The goal of this Bible study tool is to put you at a place where you can read whole books, short passages, biblical poetry, history, narrative… anything in the Bible and find something to apply to your life.
The key is to use the Bible itself to tell us how to read it.
Second Timothy chapter 3 says, "16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."
In case you missed it, that passage says that the Bible has four uses:
Well, that to me looks like a legend to the map. The secret sauce a Bible study. The keys to Shangri-La…
OK that last one was just stupid.
We have taken these for uses and given them the generic descriptions of:
Reading It Right Will teach you how to look for these four things in every passage you read. It will show you how to get the most out of your Bible study, and become a confident reader and able to apply what you've read.
Our hope is that as you learn to Reading It Right, you will grow in the faith, you will teach others, and the kingdom will continue to expand!
For more information on Reading It Right you can go to the website: www.readingitright.com
Or, stop by the welcome center at your campus and pick up one of the free quick reference cards that will give you the ins and outs of how to use this Bible study tool.
Many blessings, and I hope that your days are filled with good study and your future is guided by the words that you read.