Many people, start the new year by setting New Years resolutions. We wrote a post, during January of this year, in which we put a Christian twist on some modern, 21st Century resolutions. A very popular one for Christians today, especially younger ones, is to read some or even all of the Bible. By doing this, they receive a sense of achievement along with the thought they now understand the Bible and its meaning better.
In this post we will be looking at why you should read the Bible and how. We will also giving you information about our new and upcoming series.
We have constructed a list of the most important reasons you should read your Bible.
None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.
I’m not sure if it is possible to put into words how much the whole of the RCG team is thankful for you. Yes you reading this post! Wether you reading this in your email browser or on Google Chrome, whether you’re a teenager or an adult. We would like to say thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. If your one of the 255 American people, over 2000 British people, 20 French people or just one of the kind and selfless South African people who view our blog, we love you.
As we come up to Easter, I would like to ask you one very simple question. Have you ever thought about the extent of that Jesus did for you, when he died on the cross? He endured pain, suffering and numerous beatings. Jesus didn’t deserve to die, he had lived a perfect live and was God’s only son. But he still dies for us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” He chose to send his only son to die. He did it for you. “So that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16.
Joshua Eugene Harris is an American pastor and author, perhaps most widely known as the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, in which he explains what he believes to be the biblical approach to dating and relationships. You can find his blog here. Joshua Harris has written an amazing short story about a dream he had of a room filled with filing cabinets that contained all the actions of my life, both good and bad. You can view the story in video form below or if you would like to read the whole poem, click on the ‘Continue Reading’ link below.
As we come up to Easter there will be more posts, trying to get you to think about what Jesus really did for you, on that fateful day. However, don’t feel bad if you have never really considered this in great detail and you have just enjoyed Easter Sunday and resurrection. That is fine. But this year, follow RCG to find out more and spend some time, just contemplating what Jesus really did for you.
If you every need something to cheer you up, or your having a bad day. What makes you happy? What lifts up your spirits? For some people, listening to music helps, or for others, relaxing in a comfortable quiet space works best.
However, I would like to challenge that by saying that next time you are having a bad day or you have forgotten how great Gods love is, open your Bible to roughly the middle and read some of the book of Psalms.
To help you with this, over the course of 5 weeks, till the middle of March, every week I and the rest of the team here at RCG will upload their favorite Psalms. So look forward to regular Psalms over the next few weeks. If you would like to receive these via email and you aren’t already getting our posts via email; at the top of the blog, on the right hand side, enter your email address and hit subscribe.