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Summary: The lack of personal Bible study can limit growth and set many dangerous opportunities ahead.

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DIRTY LIFE’S FROM DUSTY BIBLES GROW

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

TEXT:

HE SENT HIS WORD, AND HEALED THEM,

AND DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR DESTRUCTIONS. Psa.107:20.

Psa. 119 :11 THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MY HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST GOD.

You do err not knowing the Word of God, or the power contained there in

( Matt. 22:29, Mark 12:24.)

Romans 3:4. There comes many false teachers and false prophets that will deceive many,

2 Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ( TO HAVE A RESTLESS DESIRE OR HANKERING FOR SOMETHING) ears; 4..... and SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.

Today I ponder a very basic thought: Bible reading and Bible study.

I for one, believe that dirty life’s grow from dusty Bibles.

We buy tapes, CD’s, video’s and books to tell us how to live and we never invest in Bible reading and study.

We often quench our thirst from muddy springs.

Growing up in Oliver Springs, TN., we often drank out of the springs around the house, rather than return home for a drink.

If my older brother drank first he would stir the water and it would become muddy. (That was OK, I did the same to him?)

We must guard our hearts and lives for the lack of knowledge can kill.

We need to approach the Bible first hand, personally.

Jesus warned us: You do err not knowing the Word of God, or the power contained there in (Matt. 22:29, Mark 12:24.)

We have many anemic, weak Christians that quote many sources other than the word of God.

I have heard whole sermons quoting TV preachers or useless TV preacher written material and never once quote the Bible.

This is not necessarily bad to learn from the focal point of other teachers, but we must have the safety of first hand experience from in-depth study.

The lack of personal Bible study can limit growth and set many dangerous opportunities ahead.

I thank God for teachers and preachers, but nothing should take the place of daily Bible reading and study. I think we need both, reading and study. Here is my opinion of personal Bible study ...

Daily Bible study functions like a sifter.

We are to try the spirit, 1 John 4:1, and what shall be the standard measure of truth.

(Romans 3:4.) There comes many false teachers and false prophets that will deceive many,

I call this SLICK WILLYs, that will deliberately laugh and take the money to the bank. They could not be so slick to deceive if the church knew the Bible.

2 Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ( TO HAVE A RESTLESS DESIRE OR HANKERING FOR SOMETHING) ears; 4..... and SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.

We will see more and more ministries focusing on what people want to hear...

THERE WILL BE A CRY FOR GOSPEL ENTERTAINMENT,

make us laugh and feel good.

There will arise successful ministries that cater to this need.

The only way to avoid this terrible cancerous growth will be to know the WORD.


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Maria Ross

commented on Feb 5, 2007

PASTOR, THANK YOU FOR LETTING GOD USE YOU IN THIS SERMON!!!!

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