Summary: Sermon is to give individuals simple reminders of the importance of reading Bible.

I. Meditate Day and Night (OREO)

A. Have you ever walked down the cookie isle at a grocery store and noticed how many different types of Oreos there are. Regular, Double Stuffed, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Covered, Bars, even Ice Cream. When I was growing up there was only one kind ¡V an Oreo. How do you know which one to pick?

1. Go by someone else¡¦s recommendation.

2. Try one to see if you like it.

3. May depend on the particular mood your in.

4. You may want more than one.

B. The same is true when you go to look for a Bible there are several different versions. King James, New International, New American Standard, New Century, New King James, Revised. How do you know which one to use?

1. Go by someone else¡¦s recommendation.

2. Try one and see if you can understand it.

3. You may need different ones.

C. O ¡V Open Your Bible. (Joshua 1:8)

D. R ¡V Read Your Bible. (Joshua 1:8)

E. E ¡V Everyday. (Joshua 1:8)

F. O ¡V Obey what it says. (Joshua 1:7-8; James 1:22-25)

II. Do not turn to the left or right ¡V Understand Bible (AIM)

A. When used properly what can a shotgun provide?

1. Food.

2. Safety.

B. When used improperly what does a shotgun do?

1. Injury.

2. Death.

C. When used properly what can the Bible provide?

1. Spiritual Food.

ƒp 1 Peter 2:2(NASB)2like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

ƒp 1 Corinthians 3:1-2(NASB) 1And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able

2. Security (safety).

D. When used improperly what can the Bible do?

1. Hurt (injury).

2. Spiritual Death.

E. Take AIM ¡V Authors Intended Meaning.

1. Understanding the meaning of God¡¦s Word is more valuable than knowing a certain version.

2. Keep the meaning in your sights so you will not miss the target.

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