A good chunk of your congregation doesn’t open the Bible except on Sunday mornings. A 2017 survey by LifeWay Research found that of people who attend church regularly, only 39% try to read something in the Bible daily. Pardon my bluntness, but what are you going to do about that, Pastor? The lethargy we see […]
Catalyze Bible Reading
Unity. Momentum. Maturity. We’re always wanting more of it in our churches. Here’s the story of what happened in one church when they used a church-wide campaign to build momentum, ignite unity, and inspire maturity. Guest Post by Larry Barker, Director of Church Planting for BMAA and Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Texas. How one church grew […]
During the final week of writing The Bible Questions, I had an epiphany. As I started the final five chapters on how to study the Bible in life-changing ways, a thought popped into my head: It really is possible for people to be mastered by the Bible. How could that happen? Malcolm Gladwell, in his excellent book Outliers quotes […]
Everybody has questions about the Bible. One of our regular responsibilities as church leaders is to answer those questions. But where can you go for answers? 2 Types of Questions I’ve discovered that people usually have one of two types of questions. 1. The first has to do with what you find in Scripture. Open […]
Six reasons why everyone would want to read the Bible.
If you’re going to read everything God has written to you in the Bible, eventually you’re going to have to wade into these deep, rich, and sometimes confusing books. Remember, All Scripture is God-breathed and useful… (2 Timothy 3:16). I want to make understanding prophecy as easy for you as tying your shoe.
I’ve been helped by alot of books in my lifetime. The Bible has helped me more than any other book – by several orders of magnitude. Here’s what the Bible claims it will do for you:
According to Barna Research, the top four reasons people don’t read the Bible are:
• Lack of time.
• The language is difficult.
• They don’t get excited to read it.
• They don’t understand the background or history.
These are solvable problems!