A key component in Spiritual growth is a relationship with God through prayer and the Word of God. GRASP 2023 highlights one verse or passage a week each can read, hear, meditate upon, memorize and study. To cover all divisions of the Bible we alternate between Pentateuch, History, Wisdom, Prophets, Gospels, New Testament History, Epistles and Prophecy. Following each 8 week cycle there is a week set for review. By all of us focusing on the same verses we grow individually and also in unity as the body of Christ.
THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING GOD'S WORD
Taken from How to Study the Bible by John MacArthur
1. The Source of Truth
2. The Source of Happiness
3. The Source of Victory
4. The Source of Growth
5. The Source of Power
6. The Source of Guidance
The Week of January 1-7
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“One who really believes Genesis 1:1 will have no difficulty believing the rest of Scripture. God (Elohim) is eternal, existing before the universe, and is omnipotent, having created the universe. Therefore, nothing is impossible with God, and He alone gives meaning to everything.”
- THE HENRY MORRIS STUDY BIBLE
The Week of January 8 - 15
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
"Joshua's strength and courage would come from meditating on the Word of God, believing its promises and obeying its precepts."
-WARREN W. WIERSBE-
The Week of January 15-21
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
REGARDING THIS STATEMENT BY JOB
"Unquestionably this is one of the great passages of the Old Testament, soaring far above the spiritual heights normally reached in ancient Israel. It is, like lofty Nebo, a towering summit from which to get a glimpse of a blessed promised land."
- C. HASSELL BULLOCK -
The Week of January 22 - 28
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said,
Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts:
the whole earth is full of his glory.
The Week of January 29 - February 4
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
REGARDING THIS VERSE
"The Magi naturally came to Jerusalem inquiring where the king had been born, because the current belief in their country pointed to Judea for the Deliverer from the night of despair which reigned universally when Jesus came."
-The Christ of the Gospels, J. W. Shepard