When I started middle school, my parents decided to send me to private school. I’d picked up some less than desirable vocabulary in the hallways of my public school, and they decided to be proactive by sending me to a school that would help combat my rebellious, twelve-year-old potty mouth.
The school that they chose taught the Bible as a subject. I would be attending one hour of daily instruction on the Holy Scriptures. I wish I could say I was excited about it, but all I could picture was the sweet sixty year old lady who taught Sunday School at my grandmother’s church standing at the front of the room with a flannel graph image of Jesus. I imagined myself struggling to stay awake.
I did not own a Bible, so we purchased one. I carried it to school, placed it in my new locker, and expected the worst.
Boy, was I in for a surprise!
I entered into Mr. Kenneth Bender’s Bible class on day one, opened up the pages of the New Testament, and read the Greatest Story Ever Told with my own eyes for the first time. The Word of God was alive in the life of my teacher, and his enthusiasm was contagious. I wanted to have the peace and joy that was readily visible in this man’s life.
God’s Word transforms.
Our job is to get the Word out. All around us every day we rub shoulders with people who desperately need salvation. We cannot hoard the Bible. We must share it.
5 Ways to Get the Word Out:
God has promised that His Word will never be spoken in vain – it always accomplishes His kingdom purposes (Isaiah 55:11). His Word will always increase and multiply if we share it (Acts 12:24). How will you get the Word out this week? Let’s purpose to not be silent. Speak life over those who need to wake up to the Truth.
Lyli Dunbar loves teaching. For 17 years, she mentored teenagers in the Christian school setting, and now she has serves as Associate Director of Curriculum at Trinity International University Florida. Lyli married her Prince Charming in her 40’s and has a heart for encouraging young couples and singles in God’s waiting room. She enjoys road trips with her husband, connecting with women through Bible study, and reading way too many books. Lyli writes about life lessons and faith on her personal blog. You may also connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.
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