The X-Factor in Bible Reading

The Bible is no magic book. But saying it that way might give the wrong impression. A strange, enigmatic power stirs when we reach for the Scriptures. Something influential, though invisible, is happening as we hear God's words read or spoken. Something supernatural, but unseen, transpires as we see the text in front of us and take it into our souls. Someone unseen moves.

He is a personal force, fully divine and full of mystery -- more a person than you or me, and yet no less an indomitable and ultimately irresistible power. He makes the seemingly simple into something supernatural, as reading the Bible takes us beyond the realm of our control. There is an x-factor when we read the Book.

More Than Cause and Effect

He loves to strengthen human souls in obvious and subtle ways as they encounter God's word -- whether that Word is the incarnate Christ, the gospel word of salvation for sinners, or the written word in the Scriptures.

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