I don’t think it’s any secret how much I love Good Morning Girls. If you hang around here very long you’ll hear me mention their studies, share about the growing GMG chapter in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, and the joy I have had to work behind the scenes with this ministry in an intimate way.
If you have done a Good Morning Girls’ study, you will find that it has now relocated to Courtney Joseph’s blog – Women Living Well.
Let me just take a moment to tell you why I love Courtney: She is real. I relate to her on so many levels it would take me all day to list them. She has never put on a mask or tried to hide her faults. I love that! Its what makes her relatable to women. What’s more, she is passionate about Jesus and the Bible. But, she is also passionate about correct theology. That is important.
This is one of several reasons why I am excited about the new direction Good Morning Girls is taking, and why I am glad to have joined Courtney and the rest of the team to help get this new series of studies off of the ground.
I am over-the-moon excited about this new direction!
One Good Reason Why You Should Read Through the Bible
There are many reasons why we should read through the Bible, but I’ll give you my number one reason:
Chronological reading and topical studies can be interesting and helpful at times, but if we truly want to gain a proper understanding of God’s Word in its proper context, we simply must read each book from the first verse to the last.
This is simple logic.
You don’t pick up a book and start in the middle, then jump to the front, the back and end up somewhere three-fourths of the way through. You would never get a clear picture of what the author was trying to say. In fact, you would likely end up with a distorted understanding of the whole premise of the book.
It is the same way with God’s Word.
Many a good preacher has found himself in theological error by “proof-texting” scripture – a term that simply means we take a single verse or series of verses and adjust their meaning to fit our opinion. This is a dangerous practice and one that can be avoided by studying scripture within the proper confines of its context – as it relates to the whole of scripture – in its entirety (I know that was a redundant sentence – but I purposely wrote it that way to emphasize how vitally important it is!)
I am also excited to lead Good Morning Girls – Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia in this new series of studies: Blogging Through the Bible. We now have over 160 women and 7 groups. I have also opened a mentoring group where I am helping our ladies learn how to lead Bible study groups – because we have more ladies than our present groups can handle.
I would invite you to join us in this new study of reading God’s Word. You don’t have to have a blog, and you can even follow along at your own pace. If 1 chapter a day is too much for you, do what you can each day. Reading God’s Word is not a race to the finish line, it is a journey of allowing it to change us from the inside out as we become more like Christ!
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