The Bible is an amazing book.  I believe it is God’s Word for mankind.  Did you know that the Bible was written …

  • over a 1500 year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100)
  • over 40 generations
  • by over 40 authors from many walks of life (i.e. – kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars)
  • in different places (i.e. – wilderness, dungeon, palaces)
  • at different times (i.e. – war, peace)
  • in different moods (i.e. – heights of joy, depths of despair)
  • on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe)
  • in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)

Google will give you hundreds of resources of fun facts about the Bible.  Although I enjoy reading them, the Bible purpose is much BIGGER than the mere increase of knowledge.  The Bible is a book that challenges us to change!  If you read carefully, the Bible will challenge you to change:

  • how you treat your neighbor
  • how you love your spouse
  • how you discipline your children
  • how you pray
  • how you spend your money
  • I could go on and on.

James says in Chapter 1:

21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

God’s Word has the power to save our souls … and we must do what it says!  Would you like some tools for watering the Word God has placed in your heart and experiencing the fruit of that Power?  Then you want to be here Sunday our study of James we are calling :