Matt Smethurst—Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures For Approach God’s Word

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Equipping You in Grace, Featured

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Matt Smethurst discuss how Christians should approach the Word of God to stoke worship and fuel their mission, what Word-centered friendship looks like, along with his book, Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures For Approach God’s Word (10ofThose, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • In what way prayerless Christianity is powerless Christianity.
  • What John Piper means by the I-O-U-S method and how it prepares Christians to hear the preached Word of God.
  • Some practical steps to approach the Word of God desperately.
  • How Christians can grow in their theological knowledge with a view to stoke their worship, deepen their love of God, and fuel their mission to make disciples of the Lord Jesus.
  • Why entrusting one’s life to the Lord is the way of enjoying Him and the secret to joy in the Lord.
  • What to do to overcome the feeling when your Bible reading feels more like a duty than delight.
  • How Christians can practically approach the Bible with anticipation.
  • What Word-centered friendship looks like.
  • Why Christians need to read Scripture in community with other Christians.
  • What it means to be Christocentric in our reading and teaching of Scripture.
  • Why approaching the Bible well is an act of worship.

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