Each week in our Bible school we study a new book of the Bible. A scholar comes in to teach on the historical period of when the book was written, and puts many things into context. Last week we studied the Gospel of John and this week we studied Acts. In doing this Bible school I’m realizing (and regretting) that I’ve actually never studied God’s word. I’ve read it, I’ve done topical studies, I’ve studied to prepare to teach and preach- but never studied God’s word for the sake of knowing God & his word more. To those who are like me, and don’t have a habit of studying the Word- I highly encourage it. For those who have questions- you will find answers. As part of our assignments, we have to creatively proclaim the message of each book at the end of the week. After reading John, this is what I made to help me proclaim:
The Gospel of John was written “so that you many believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31). After studying the true account of the life of Jesus, the true account of the disciples as they were empowered by the Holy Spirit to be witnesses, and seeing the persecution they endured for spreading this true message, I am inspired, encouraged, and ready to continue with our mission of making disciples in Johannesburg. (and we still have 2 months left here!) After having studied these 2 books, I feel alive. Alive in my soul, alive in my spirit, more alive to the things of God.