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Transforming Your Life

The 2019 Bible Challenge

“The Bible was not written to satisfy your curiosity but to help you conform to Christ’s image. Not to make you a smarter sinner, but to make you like the Savior. Not to fill your head with a collection of biblical facts, but to transform your life.” (p.19, Howard Hendricks, Living by the Book).

Did you hear that last part? ‘To transform your life.’ Everything God is doing in your life and mine is directed toward one goal and one goal only, and that is to conform us to the image of Christ. And that ought to be our goal. We ought to be cooperating with God in this great endeavor…to be like Jesus. That’s why we do anything we do. That’s why we go to church. That’s why we pray. That’s why we read the Bible.

But, listen to this: That’s also why, when we’re not in church, when we’re not in prayer, when we’re not reading the Bible -- when we’re at home, or on the job, or out in the community -- that’s why we choose one course of action over another; that’s why we treat people one way and not another; that’s why we embrace one set of priorities and not another. Because we know that everything we do -- at every moment of life -- either moves us in the direction of being conformed to the image of Christ or moves us the other way…that’s why reading your Bible is absolutely vital to your spiritual life!

I want to challenge you to read through the Bible in 2019 and avail yourself of the opportunity to have a transformed life! The schedule will be available at the Welcome Center desk.

 

Have a blessed 2019,

Dr. Keith Gillming, Sr. Pastor