The Wrong Way To Study The Bible – John 5:25-47

From my reading in John 5:25-47 in the One Year New Testament.

Jesus gave a warning to his listeners that it is possible to study the Bible but miss the main point!

“You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” John 5:39–40

Don’t miss the point of the Bible! Some people read the Bible just to gain knowledge or to “say that you did it.”  Some people treat it as a history book or book of wise sayings to pick out.  But that would be missing the point.

The point of the Bible to draw us into a life changing relationship with Jesus.

The Bible is about Jesus, and how we can experience a relationship with him.  The Bible is the only book where every reader has a chance to relate to the author!

Next time you open up your Bible let the words draw you into a relationship with Christ. DL Moody famously said,

“The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” 

So come to Jesus and have life! 

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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