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Handle the Bible well

Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in Sudanese every day life.

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth”,

2 Timothy 2:15.

I enjoy discussing the Bible with other people. We have a home group from our church that meets where Brenda and I live. It is only a small number of people so I can lead the study in spite of not having a real voice (since God used cancer to take that away in 2006). I speak quietly!

God wants us all to understand His will, how to live our lives in a way that pleases Him, in a way that is upright and good. He has shown us how to do this in His Bible that He has given to us.

All of my writing tries to point readers towards applying the Bible into everyday life.

These pictures were taken at the launch of my “Christian Theology in a Sudanese Context” back in 2004. You can read it in English and in Arabic on this website. Makram Morgos who helped me translate it, publish it, distribute it and even record a DVD of me teaching it before I lost my voice box, is now at home in heaven. (The digital videos are also on this website). When that work was all done God took my voice away. Later, God called Makram home. Neither he nor I can now speak to you personally, but God can still speak through what has been written and recorded.

The Bible is the most important book in the world. “Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit”, 2 Peter 1:21. “All Scripture is God-­‐breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”, 2 Timothy 3:16-­17.

A “workman” is “a man whose job is building or repairing things”, Macmillan School Dictionary, Oxford, 2004. If we want a well-­built, well-­maintained Christian life, we must learn how to use the Bible well. That God has given us this tremendous resource the Holy Spirit will make clear to us as we read it. Over centuries people have tried to destroy the Bible and evade its message of human accountability to our Creator God. Some still do today.

Do not ignore the Bible. Read it, learn it, live by it. God will positively change you for the better as you do!

September 2014.


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