During a church leaders conference at Seattle Pacific University, noted pastor Earl Palmer recalled an experience that shaped his teaching and preaching for half a century.
As a seminary student, he led a Bible study where he encouraged the participants to consider the words of Scripture. I became convinced, Palmer said, that if I could get someone to look at the text, sooner or later the text would win their respect, and it would always point them to its living center: Jesus Christ. And when Jesus Christ has your respect, thats not very many inches away from faith.
Jesus told a group of religious leaders, who were well acquainted with the Old Testament but violently opposed to Him, You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life (John 5:39-40).
It requires an open heart as well as an inquiring mind to study the Bible. When we discover Jesus as the Person to whom the entire Bible points, we must then decide how to respond to Him.
There is great joy for all who will open their hearts to Christ and find life in Him.
Read: John 5:31-40
We have a 'rescue horse' - a mare that had been kept tied to a tree 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She's a dapple grey with black mane & tail, and her name is Gracie (for "saved by the grace of God") What a joy to see her thrive in a happy environment. :)
Hi Pandy! I loved to hear about your work with rescued horses. I’m sure its a rewarding job and you are wonderful to do it!
After our kids grew up, my hubby and I always waited until the season was over to go to Myrtle Beach in September. We went once in October and it was wonderful. Love it when the crowds leave!
Have a great day!
Stacy rides Wizard's Baby Doll bareback, reinless and bridleless for the Championship.
Music - Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dyin' "