The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ 2 Corinthians 4:5
Really Good News
Paul says that the treasure he stores up in his heart is “the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” Because Christ is the very image of God, we come face to face with him in God’s word. There he takes away the mask we’ve placed over our heart and grants us the courage to walk with him in faith each day (2 Corinthians 4:7, 16; 5:7).
But that journey is not one we take alone. We’re meant to learn the word of Christ alongside others who have experienced his wonderful love (2 Corinthians 5:14). We see an example of this in the book of Acts (8:26-40). There, we’re introduced to a man from Africa reading a passage of Scripture written centuries before his own time, in a completely different language, from a completely different continent. So, to help him understand what he’s reading, the Holy Spirit introduces him to a teacher.
If you’re ready to study Scripture in a deeper way, I’d love to take that journey with you. And even at a distance (or in a global pandemic!) there are some great ways I know to do that.
1) Take a course with World Bible School
One way to begin that journey is simply to start “walking” through the Bible yourself.* World Bible School (WBS) is a great way to engage with Scripture for the very first time. WBS offers free, online classes to help you learn more about the Word of God and his Son, Jesus. There are no time limits and no schedules, so feel free to take the courses as you can. By signing up here, I’ll be able to track your progress, offer encouragement, and answer any questions you might have along the way.
2) Take a walk through the Big Picture of the Bible
Another way to engage Scripture for the first time is to start with a map.* A few years ago I had the opportunity to lead our youth through just such a study. Our goal was to survey the “Big Picture” of the Bible—the single, overarching narrative of Scripture—in order to live out “the true story of the whole world.”* You can preview the individual lessons here on the website, and if you’d like, contact me at the form below so we can get started.
Ask. Seek. Knock.
Wherever you find yourself in life these days, I hope you’ll join me in seeking Jesus through the pages of his Word. And if you’re not quite ready to jump into a study yet, I’m still here to help anyway I can. Feel free to reach out below.
God bless, and Godspeed!
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened for you.
“For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Jesus, in Matthew 7:7-8)