Posted by: Brian Musser | January 18, 2013

The Bible Is about Jesus

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 2 Bible Reading (Day 11)

The goal of this devotional is to develop the spiritual disciplines and habits over the next 35 days that will allow the PEACE of Jesus Christ to change our lives for the better.  Is that what you want?  Are you willing to join me in the journey?

As we continue on our journey in developing the  spiritual disciplines that will allow the PEACE of Jesus Christ to change our lives we will continue to make prayer a habit.  Please take a moment using what we have developed last week and talk to God.

  1. Praise God for who He is.
  2. Ask God to forgive us of our sins.
  3. Ask God to bless us.
  4. Ask God to bless others.
  5. Thank God for the good things He has done for us.

As we grow closer to God we are going to maintain the conversation, but conversations work in both directions.  Last week we focused completely on us talking to God through prayer.  This week we are going to work on hearing from God.    Reading the Bible is how we can hear God.  Because this is how we hear God most often, most effectively and most definitively, we need to intentionally develop the habit of reading the Bible regularly.

John 20:30 + 31 (NIV) Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John, the writer of the Gospel of John and a follower of Jesus, let us know exactly why he wrote his book that is now included in the Bible.  He wrote the Gospel of John so that others might come to believe in Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God.  The Bible was written so that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus that is described in the Gospels and put into context by the rest of the Bible we may have a restored relationship with the God of the universe.  The was written to help us see Jesus as the Son of God.  If you have never come to believe in Jesus and have accepted His death for your sins so that you may have new life through His resurrection, please take a moment to think about those facts now.  If you need more information I suggest you read the Gospel of John about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  (If you are part of the Drexel community and want to talk in person about faith in Christ do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.)  If you have already come to believe in Christ as your Lord and savior then Bible becomes a tool for you to strengthen and develop that faith.

We have been journeying together for 11 days now.  Day number twelve is tomorrow are you looking forward to it?

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