Your Bible Is Not An Art Gallery

Too often, we read the Bible in the same way that we would visit an art gallery.
Imagine with me…you carve a few minutes out of your busy schedule, take a taxi to the gallery, and land on the front doorstep out of breath.
Stepping inside, you notice a new Renaissance exhibit and stroll over to take a closer look.

You are drawn to a print of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Admiring it, you take note of its brilliant composition, colour, and light.
“What a visionary painter,” you think. “His work was way ahead of its time.”
After contemplating it for a few moments, you move on to other works in the collection.
Walking by oil paintings, frescos, sculptures, and more, you hustle to fit it all in.
After a twenty-minute tour, you check your watch, remember all the things you have to do, and hurry out the door.
Although your time at the art gallery was pleasant, it has no influence on your right-here, right-now life.

Da Vinci’s excellence may inspire you, but it does not influence your work.
The raw emotion of a portrait may touch you, but it does not shape your relationships.
You enter and leave unchanged.

In truth, this approach may work for an art gallery—especially if you’re not a huge art lover.
But it certainly won’t work for your Bible study.


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How to Witness to Your Family


As Christians, we are often deeply concerned for the spiritual need of family members who have not accepted Christ. Yet they seem indifferent and resistant to the truth.

What can we do reach our families with the gospel?


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The Sufficiency of God’s Mercy


In Psalm 103, David sings of the vastness of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

“He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
(Psalm 103:10-12)

Pause a moment and ask…how many sins do you and I commit every day?


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