Instructions matter, not only in the material things of
The Word of God is the Creator’s instruction manual, guidebook, and global positioning system; it tells us how life is to be lived. It reveals the character of God, unveils the plan of salvation in Jesus, and invites us into an eternal adventure through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
I am convicted by the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “You Christians look after a document containing enough dynamite to blow all civilization to pieces, turn the world upside down and bring peace to a battle-torn planet. But you treat it as though it is nothing more than a piece of literature.”
We are people of the Word. We believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God, and, as D.L. Moody affirms, that it “was not given for our information but for our transformation.”
The Word of God undergirds our vision to be a Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, and Mission-focused people.
This issue of our Alliance Connection magazine is an invitation into an encounter with God through His Word. Our hope is to inspire you to read, reflect on, and consume God’s Word.
In this issue,
- discover the ways that Bible Quizzing has a deep and abiding impact on teens, coaches, officials, and families;
- be encouraged that a Bible app is being used among least-reached people groups;
- be stirred by a reflection on spiritual discernment;
- be heartened to learn that norms in Scripture regarding human life, euthanasia, assisted suicide, prostitution, and pornography are being discussed at Parliament.
God has freely given us His divine instruction book. It is powerful and transforming, and it brings stability when everything around us is unsteady. This is one teaching manual you must not ignore!
Be sure to pick up a FREE copy at any Alliance church in Canada, or click on the pdf at the bottom of this page.
l'Alliance Connection en français
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