For nearly 20 years we at Celebration Community Church have started the New Year by choosing a scripture verse of the year believing that the Bible is the foundation upon which we build our lives. A couple of years ago I chose as my verse 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (NLT)
As you think this week about choosing your scripture verse of the year remember:
1. “All scripture is inspired (God breathed)
2. All scripture is useful to teach us what is right and wrong.
3. All scripture prepares and equips us to do God’s will.
God wants us to put into practice what we learn. He gives us a message to not just to listen but to obey.
The Bible is an intensely practical book. It tells us what to do, and it tells us how to do it. It prepares and equips us. It contains God's practical plan on how to build a successful life, on how to build a family that God can bless, how to be happy, how to live a life of significance. All of the messages that Pastor Brant and I are deliver are basically "how to" messages. Why? Because the goal of the Bible isn't to make us more knowledgeable. As 2 Timothy 3:17 says "It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do."
As you choose your Scripture Verse of the Year pick one that will equip you for what God wants you to do.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,Kyle
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