As stated before in this post, I love Christian biographies. Stories of intrigue, courage, perseverance, pain, triumph – and in the midst of it all are just ordinary people living ordinary lives in extraordinary obedience, oftentimes under extraordinary circumstances. This particular book, God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, is what started it all for me. This is where my journey of faith met modern-day Hebrews 11 saints. It also began my involvement with the ministry started by Brother Andrew in 1955 which continues today: Open Doors. Open Doors is a ministry to persecuted Christians worldwide. They provide encouragement, training for pastors, financial help, legal help, Bibles and more to Christians in the most persecuted countries of the world.
Read the book, check out Open Doors’ website, and get involved in supporting our Christian brothers and sisters around the world!
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Register to win a New Inductive Study Bible
Precept Ministries International is giving away 10 bonded leather New Inductive Study Bibles and 122 of their award-winning Bible studies. Go here to register to win! You must register by April 30, 2009. Tell your friends!
Download and print a Lightning Study
Even as a young child, I had a hunger to know God’s Word. I can remember listening to my pastor and other preachers and hearing them say, “In the original Greek that word means . . .” And I would think to myself, how do you know that? And how do I know what you are telling me is true, and where do I get that mysterious Greek (or Hebrew) book that tells me what the word means? I listened with a you’ll-have-to-prove-it-to-me attitude. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I have always encouraged my children – and my Bible study students – to come to their own conclusions about Scripture. Just make sure it is an educated, informed opinion that comes from diligent study.
When I discovered inductive Bible study over 17 years ago, it fit me like a glove. It opened the Word of God to me like no other study had ever done. If you’d like to dip your toe in the inductive study pond before completely diving in, then check out this resource. It is from Precept Ministries International and is called a Lightning Study. Click on the picture above to download and then print it out. It will take only about 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you like it, print out extras and share with a friend or two. Maybe you and a co-worker could do it over lunch.Or maybe you could get together at Starbucks with a few friends. Be creative – but just give it a try. I think you’ll like it. Keep checking back because I will be posting more Lightning Studies to download in the future.