Monday, October 30, 2006

Studying the Scriptures

I'm part of a small group on campus, and we're studying the Gospel of John. As college students, we're all interested in bringing Christ into our daily life and finding new ways to serve Him in the midst of homework, job decisions, and being bombarded with false worldviews. As part of this search for ways to grow in Christ, we thought it would be great if we took a verse from our study and think/incorporate it throughout the week. One guy, Scott, called it "lifework" because he didn't like the word "homework."
So this was the verse we chose a couple of weeks ago:
John 5:39 "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me," BibleGateway

It is a good challenge to find Christ in every passage I read. It is especially fun to find Christ in the Old Testament, for they testify of Him, but not so explicitly as the New Testament.


Lindsay Todd said...

There is a famous line that I've heard attributed to Augustine (I'd like someday to have a citation) that says, "The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed; the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed." So this lifework is a great exercise!

Anonymous said...

Great post! and great quote! :o)