Don’t ever underestimate the power of a Bible verse
Even more importantly, don’t underestimate the power of the God who spoke it.
One of the primary means God uses to do work in our lives is through those Bible verses we take so much for granted.
And if you’re raising your children in a way that includes regular church attendance (you are, aren’t you?), then you run the risk of scripture becoming too familiar.
Yes, too familiar.
Scripture only has power when it has meaning to the person reading it. Its truth has to soak in to the soul, transform the mind, and make a difference in how the person thinks and lives.
That’s when the power of a bible verse is seen most clearly.
Help your family understand the power of a Bible verse this week:
Use the following Bible verse(s) to lead your family into a deeper understanding of the valuable, life-changing resource the scriptures can be for them.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. – 1 Timothy 3:16-17
- What do you think it means that the Bible is “breathed out by God?”
- What does it mean if something is “profitable?”
- So how is the Bible profitable to us?
- What kind of people need teaching? How important is it that the person teaching knows what they are talking about?
- What kind of teacher do you think God is?
- What is reproof and correction?
- Do you like to be corrected? Why or why not?
- Why is correction good for us?
- What does it mean to be trained for righteousness?
- How do you think God uses the Bible to train us for righteousness?
- What is God’s purpose for giving us the Bible? (look at the end of the verse)