Once the Lord spoke and said, I counsel you to buy from me gold tried in the fire that you may be rich. (Revelations 3: 18) dear reader, there is gold available to you. this gold is much more easily obtained than you could ever imagine. it is available to you. The purpose up this 30-day challenge is to launch you into this exploration and into this discovery.
I give you an invitation:
- If you were thirsty, come to the living waters! Do not waste your precious time digging wells that have no water in them.
- If you are starving and can find nothing to satisfy your hunger, then come. Come, and you will be filled!
- You who are poor, come!
- You who are afflicted, come!
- You who are weighed down with your load of wretchedness and your load of pain, come. You will be comforted!
- You who are sick and need a physician, come. Don't hesitate because you have diseases. Come to your Lord and show him all your diseases, and they will be healed!
Over the last 40 years I have put together a bible reading course that I call "The Unfolding Revelation of Father's Heart!" The purpose of this series is to help you grow in your personal relationship with God by getting to know his heart through his word! These are my teaching notes designed to give you a bird's eye view of Scripture and their overall themes in hopes you will get a sense of how everything divinely fits together, in such away, that there can be no doubt that God is the author!
I also believe God has graciously given us his scriptures so that the Holy Spirit might use them to both heal and transform our lives into the image of Jesus Christ. Meaning, becoming a student of God's word is essential for your own personal healing and growth!
Over the years i have been saddened by how many people i have come across who portray themselves teachers of scripture, yet don't have a basic understanding of how the Old Testament relates to the New Testament, and how the New Testament relates to the Old Testament! Many in fact have concluded that that the Old Testament is obsolete and is no longer necessary. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Jesus himself didn't see it that way as he often quoted Old Testament scripture and then expounded upon it! In other words, as someone concisely put it: The New is in the Old concealed; the Old is in the New revealed!" Meaning that we not only need to understand the Old Testament, and understand the New Testament, but we also need to understand how they fit together if we hope to Know God!
Obviously, this is a life long process! And many have concluded that the only way to accomplish this is by going to seminar or some other kind of for of advance training. The problem becomes, unless you have decided to make this your career choice, most people don't have the time or means to go and do this. So, it's my hope that this small course will help give you a basic understanding the basic themes of scripture, and how they all fit together, so that you can begin studying and applying scripture yourself.
As the title implies, this course only takes 30 days to complete. Each session will take you about 30 minutes depending on much you want to commit to memory. To help you keep track, at the end of each lesson there is a small form to send in letting us know you have completed that day's lesson.