Have you ever read through a passage of Scripture, only to realize you got distracted a few lines in and processed nothing? Think of it this way. You sit down with your phone to watch a trailer for a new movie in your favorite series ever. While it’s playing, you get a text from a friend which leads to plans for the weekend. Then, the trailer’s credits roll. You watched it, but will you be able to have an in-depth conversation about it? Can you predict the plot and guess at spoilers? Sometimes I do the exact same thing with the Bible.
It’s fair to say most of us are satisfied if we comprehend the basic concept of what we just read in the Bible. I know that’s how I can be. But, am I missing the point? Ephesians 6:17 refers to the Bible as the sword of the Spirit, but what good is a sword if we only sort of know how to use it? Its potential is limited at best and dangerous at worst.
This is where being a LifeGroup Leader comes to your advantage. It’s not too much different from a group of friends trying to guess at the plot in the next Star Wars movie. As a group, you can read a Scripture and then share your thoughts, theories, second opinions, and fresh perspectives. But you wouldn’t just watch the movie trailer once, would you? As LifeGroups, we get to keep going back to Scripture looking for details we might have missed the first time.
I totally get it. Spending focused time reading the Bible is way easier to talk or write about than it is to do. Work, friends, pings on our phones, our favorite shows, kids, school, and all the events in between can make our window of time with God seem impossible or at least distracted. But don’t get discouraged quite yet. If you’re struggling to find a deeper meaning in the Bible, you’re not alone. In The Last Four Bible Plan, Pastor Craig gives us an inside look at how he sometimes struggles to find significance in every word of the verses he reads. Start this Bible Plan today, and learn from Craig as he unboxes the last four verses he highlighted in his Bible.
Join me and start reading The Last Four today. You can also watch Craig’s The Last Four podcasts here.