|Good morning everyone,|
Our theme for this month: “Writing and Reading”
Our Bible verse for today: “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping your word.” Psalm 119:9 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Bibleman knows”
Over the last two days we’ve learned that the Bible is nothing less than a miracle from the hand of God, and it’s a gift to us from Him. The Bible is the most important book that has ever been written, and it is the bestselling book of all time – having been read by more people in more languages over more years than any other book ever.
Now we need to turn our attention to understanding how God uses it to communicate with us. Although God can speak to us in an infinite number of ways, including through a burning bush or the mouth of a donkey, in our day He generally speaks to us in five basic ways – in prayer, through the Bible, by means of circumstances, through the counsel of other Christians, and by affirmation from the church body. But the most common and most direct means by which He speaks to us is the Bible.
The Bible is God’s written Word to us and in it He tells us everything we need to know in order to live well. Either by direct command (dos and don’ts), or by means of general Biblical principles which apply broadly to many areas of life, the Bible is our guide. Therefore, it’s essential that we know how to use the Bible to hear from God. In the days to come, we’ll think about several of those ways.
This past week we held Vacation Bible School at Oak Hill Baptist. The curriculum was built around the adventures of Bibleman. Bibleman is a superhero who leads a team of other superheros to confront evil with the power of God’s Word. Throughout the week our children learned how to use Biblical truth to live in a manner that’s pleasing to God.
In Psalm 119:9 the writer posed the rhetorical question, “How can a young man keep his way pure?” Well, Bibleman knows the answer to that, “By living according to God’s Word.” That’s true for all of us, not just for children.
This Sunday, in our morning service, we will conclude our VBS with a video clip from Bibleman and with a short presentation from the children. They will recite some of their Bible verses from the week, sing some songs, and show some pictures. I will then preach a short sermon building on what we learned from Bibleman. If you’re in Cumberland County, TN please join us for the service at 10:00, followed by ice cream in the Fellowship Hall (Yes, ice cream before lunch. It’s always best to eat desert first so you don’t run out of room for it!) If you can’t join us in-person, then please join us online for the livestream on our Facebook page, or on the church website at oakhillbaptist.net.
How can we live in a way that’s pleasing to God? Bibleman knows – and if you join us this Sunday, you will know too.
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