Follow The Bible
"Follow the Bible" is on its two-year journey around the world. It began the trip in Manila in 2008 and will finish in Atlanta at the General Conference Session in 2010.
"Follow the Bible" is an initiative sponsored by the General Conference to stimulate a deeper interest in reading the Bible. It features a multi-language Bible traveling to countries around the world and large international gatherings.
The major objective of the General Conference administration is to inspire millions of Seventh-day Adventists to further Bible study. Recent surveys indicate that less than 50 percent of the church membership is regularly studying the Bible. "Follow the Bible" has the possibility of re-igniting the desire to study God's word. It has the possibility of lifting the average church member to new heights of spirituality through God's word.
"The Seventh-day Adventist Church must rediscover the value of reading this book. Too many of our own people do not spend time on a regular basis with this Word and we suffer for it. This is a commitment that we will make the Word of God more central in our lives.," says Pastor Jan Paulsen, President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church.
What if all 16 million Seventh-day Adventists were faithfully studying God's Word each day?
What if they were discovering Jesus personally in His Word? What if they had a new vital experience with our Lord? God would pour out His Spirit in abundance and we would see an explosion of witnessing and evangelism like the church has never seen.
Heather-Dawn Small (right), GCWM
director and Raquel Arrais, GCWM
associate director hold the Bible
that has been translated in 66 different
languages. The Bible will travel around
the world as part of an initiative to
promote Bible study. For more information,
How Can I Become Involved?
- Start with you. Put the Bible first in your life. We can not give what we do not posses. Make it a commitment.
- Have a plan, a systematic approach to your study. Do it individually or invite a friend to read the Bible together.
- Make it a priority by scheduling it into your daily agenda. Allow God to interrupt you to be with Him during the day.
- Have a journal or a notebook close to you to write insights from your study.
- Meditate on a text. During the day memorize key verses and ask God to teach you in His way.
- Conclude with prayer.
May God's blessings be upon you as you follow the Bible and living out the command: "Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed." Joshua 1:8 (NLT)