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December 5, 2022
This Week's Teaching | Prayers | Christmas Meetup
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This Week's Teaching: "The Best Way to Have a Strong Relationship with God"
Many Christians have a habit of reading devotionals to help them feel close to God or grow in their faith. What others have written can be helpful. Absolutely. Just like listening to preachers and teachers can be helpful.
But if you only read devotionals or listen to preachers and teachers, you're missing out on something better.
Hands down, the best "devotional" is probably something you already have: Your Bible. And the best thing you can do to have a good relationship with God is to spend time in scripture and prayer. I know that's intimidating to a lot of people, but just think of it as a conversation. Get to know him through private conversations where it's just you and God, listening and talking.
But still, just doing our private devotions isn't enough. We need to know God in conversation with others, studying the scriptures and praying together. This is the beauty of what we're doing in X242! When we have that conversation with others, it expands our perspective and we learn new things!
I say more in the teaching above. And I use an illustration of something I experienced last week in two different microchurches. I wonder if you've had similar experiences.
Open your Bible to the following scriptures as you watch/listen above:
Prayers for you as you apply yourself to these things!
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Roger Shenk is the pastor of X242, a network of microchurches.