For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.–Romans 8:38-39

Making the Bible Come Alive

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“The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” John 6:63

R. C. Sproul offers a valuable warning as he writes of his frustration at being asked to speak and “make the Bible come alive!”

I had to force myself to swallow my words. I wanted to say,
“You want me to make the Bible come alive? I didn’t know
that it had died. In fact, I never even heard that it was ill.
Who was the attending physician at the Bible’s demise?”
No, I can’t make the Bible come alive for anyone.
The Bible is already alive. It makes me come alive.

quoted in Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word by Kathleen Buswell Nielson.

Author: Kristie

Kristie is a pastor's wife, mom, Bible teacher, and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Women's Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She joyfully supports her husband of almost 28 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC. They have 3 children. She has written contributions to the ESV Women's Devotional Bible; Word-Filled Women's Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church; Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions. Her work can also be found at The Front Porch, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Christianity Today, and Revive Our Hearts. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@kanyabwile).

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