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Absolutely: Biblical Knowledge - BK just ain’t a burger joint…

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Every scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for improvement, for training with respect to righteousness, in order that the man of God may be complete, fitted out for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. - Hebrews 4:12

WE believe in the responsiblity to have strong Biblical knowledge and fruitful application.

My son, I learned much about handling the word of God and the Bible from my training using a chainsaw. Just as owning a chainsaw doesn't make one an expert, having a Bible by our bedside doesn't make you skilled in its use. A chainsaw, when mishandled, can be the most dangerous tool in the woods. Similarly, when mishandled, a Bible can lead to unintended harm. 

Just as a little knowledge about a chainsaw can be dangerous, so can a shallow understanding of the Bible. However, unlike the chainsaw, the word of God is living, potent, and sharper than a two-edged sword. Mishandling can unintentionally hurt the ones you love. My grandfather taught me how to handle a chainsaw. First, he had me dress safely: Rugged pants, steel-toed shoes, a good shirt, ear protection, gloves, and a shielded helmet. He walked me through how to hold it and discussed the different parts. He explained the importance of bar-chain oil, the fuel mixture, and how to start the saw. Only after I became skilled in those steps did he take me through how to approach a tree and make cuts to use gravity safely to my advantage. He used his hands to show me how to read a tree. Only after those steps did we attempt a cut. Grandfather spent weeks walking me through the safe and proficient use of the chainsaw. The Bible is far more important. We should give the Bible just as much, if not more, attention.

Daily Battle Order:

While specific clothing is not required to gain Biblical knowledge, reading, meditating, and handling it rhythmically are. The word ‘proficient’ means to be skilled and experienced at doing something, especially through practice.  Consider the words of Jeremiah, the prophet, when he said, “Your words were found, and I ate them.” Let us together find His word and become proficient in its use. Then, we can safely and accurately introduce others to the living, active, and sword-sharp word!



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