McGraw, Ryan M.
The apostle Paul says, 'Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom' (Col. 3:16); this is only one of many Bible verses emphasizing how essential it is that Christians know God's Word. But how do we let the word of Christ dwell in us richly?
In this pamphlet filled with practical, helpful guidance, Ryan McGraw presents more than ten methods for hiding God's word in our hearts, including reading the Scriptures, engaging in individual and family worship, praying, and memorizing the Scriptures. Be encouraged to remember and practice the Bible!
Regular Daily Private Worship
Using the Scriptures
Reading Good Books
Use the Catechism
Audio Bible and Psalters
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones once said that what the church needs to do most all is “to begin herself to live the Christian life. If she did that, men and women would be crowding into our buildings. They would say, ‘What is the secret of this?’” As Christians, one of our greatest needs is for the Spirit of God to cultivate biblical godliness in us in order to put the beauty of Christ on display through us, all to the glory of the triune God. With this goal in mind, this series of booklets treats matters vital to Christian experience at a basic level. Each booklet addresses a specific question in order to inform the mind, warm the affections, and transform the whole person by the Spirit’s grace, so that the church may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Ryan M. McGraw is associate professor of systematic theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“While reading Ryan McGraw’s booklet on the Christian’s reading, remembering, and using the Bible, I was reminded of the apostle Paul’s words to his spiritual son Timothy: ‘But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned…that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus’ (2 Tim. 3:!4-15). Consistent with the purpose of the series of which this booklet is a part, McGraw offers wise and practical counsel in the ways believers can profit from their reading and meditating upon the Word of God, especially in private worship.” – Cornelis P. Venema, president and professor of doctrinal studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana