OT Week: Get Wet

It’s OLD TESTAMENT WEEK here on GUWG.

In our whirlwind tour of the OT this week, we’ve barely managed to skim the surface of its awesome and majestic depths. Therefore, I urge you to (1) pick up your Bible today, (2) flip it open to Genesis 1:1 and (3) don’t stop reading ’til you hit Malachi 4:6.

In the meantime, here’s an OT selection that shows the great value of immersing yourself in God’s word:

Bible or Baloney?

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

I’ll admit it: I have waaaaay more dumb 70s song lyrics stuck in my head than Bible verses.

ABBA. The Bee Gees. The Carpenters. Olivia Newton-John. KC & the Sunshine Band. They’re all in there.

Sadder yet, I may even have more 70s commercial jingles in my head than Bible verses. Take this little test to see if you’re as pathetic as me. Fill in the blanks:

Pray from the ♥

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 continues here on GUWG, where we’ve been praying through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

We’ll close today with a Psalm from David — a man after God’s own heart. Pray through it with all YOUR heart:

Pray the Bible

PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 continues here on GUWG where for the next week we’ll be praying through some of the most inspiring sections of Scripture together.

So unplug, unwind, un-whatever-it-is-you’re-doing and prepare to spend some quality time with the Lord.

We’ll start today with a pair of prayers from someone the Bible refers to as a “man after God’s own heart” – David:

Go. Do. Now.

We’ve reached the end of our Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) festivities here on GUWG.

To review …

Last week, we kicked things off with our official Bible Quiz-o-rama to help us assess our Bible literacy. Then we analyzed the Bible’s overall plot, boiled it down to one noun (JESUS) and then one verb (LOVE). Then we discussed the Christian’s job description (BELIEVE) and the only thing that matters (FAITH EXPRESSING ITSELF THROUGH LOVE).

This week, we took a deeeeep dive into what the Bible says about the Bible and then what Jesus says about the Bible.

Today, we end with a call to action. Here it is in one little word:

Where To Keep Your Bible

We continue our Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy (Gently) festivities here on GUWG.

Last week, we kicked things off with our official Bible Quiz-o-rama to help assess our Bible literacy. Since then, we’ve been going through a slew of ways to get more Bibleishness into our lives.

Today, we discover that the Bible even tells us where to keep our Bibles:

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)

In other words, keep it here …

Jesus on the Bible

We continue our Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) campaign here on GUWG.

Last week, we kicked things off with our official Bible Quiz-o-rama to help assess our Bible literacy. We then went through a slew of ways to get more Bible into our s.

This week, we’re taking a deeeeep dive into this question:
What exactly is the Bible?

Today, we’ll look at what Jesus himself said.

Jesus’ Scripture was the Old Testament. He had a lot to say about it. In fact, Jesus quoted or paraphrased the OT nearly 50 times in the Gospels.

Right after his baptism, the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness where he was tempted by Satan. How did he conquer Satan’s attacks? With Scripture. He said: