You walk into your local Mickey D’s. Now…close your eyes and get a mental picture of what you see. I’ve been in a host of McDonald’s and I bet I can guess what enters your mind.
EMPLOYEES AT THE COUNTER
TABLES and CHAIRS
No, I don’t read minds for a living. I just know that ninety-nine percent of the time the above mentioned examples are obvious to see at Mcdonald’s.
Let’s apply this to Bible study. When God gave us the sixty-six books of the Bible, He wrote it in such a way that you and I could know Him personally. How? By looking at the obvious! In God’s Word, the most obvious things are PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS. Jesus Christ does not desire to hide Himself in some mystical way. He wants us to know Him and His undying love for each of us.
In today’s Podcast, Engagement with Truth, I shared the first 5 verses of the Gospel of John and showed my friends how to see the…you got it…obvious. In these verses, people are what stand out.
I want to encourage you to create an Engagement with Truth notebook. It can be the 99 cent kind or whatever suits your fancy. In this notebook, you may want to stow a printed copy of these blogs and the Observation Bible Text. You can print a free copy of John 1 right here:
Here is your EWT assignment today (be sure to pray before you start your assignments and ask the Lord to open the eyes of your heart):
1-Read John 1:1-5 and put a cross over every mention of the “Word”
2-In your notebook, begin a page and describe in list form what you learned about this person who is the Word (ask the 5 W’s and an H…who, what, when, where, why and how)
3-On a separate piece of paper, write down any personal applications the Lord reveals to you
That’s it for today!
If you would like to delve a little deeper, listen to today’s Podcast HERE.