Spending quality time in the Word of God Part 1

Spending quality time in the Word of God Part 1 Introduction Today we continue our study of spiritual growth by looking at how to spend quality time in the Word of God. In part 1, we will learn about hearing God’s Word, reading God’s Word, and studying God’s Word. In part two we will learn memorizing God’s Word, biblical meditation, and applying God’s Word. Many Christians rightly believe that they need to read the Bible. Such Christians have reading plans and study the Bible themselves. Many other Christians though, tend to focus on reading the Word of God without application. Finally, many Christians read the Bible more like it’s a book of stories than the inspired Word of God. Understanding how to hear the Word of God, read the Word of God and study the Word of God is vital. Hearing God’s Word The easiest of the spiritual discipline is the intake of God’s Word by hearing the Word of God preached. If one doesn’t discipline themselves to hear God’s Word regularly one may only hear it accidently or when one feels like it or not at all. Discipling oneself to hear God’s Word means developing the practice of steadfastly attending a New Testament Church where God’s Word is faithfully preached. Luke 11:28, “But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God andkeep it!”  Merely listening...

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