Monday, May 29, 2017

Devotion 5.30.17

Did you know that the reason the head coach in baseball is called the manager goes back to its early history?  The player was designated as a manager as baseball "clubs" grew (they are still referred to as "ball clubs" but no longer organize around this concept).  Clubs would organize and the manager was responsible for organizing the team, seeing to it that there were players for the "club," and setting a schedule. 

Why is the Bible referred to as "Holy Scripture?"  According to Martin Luther, in answer to the question he poses, "Why do we call the Bible the Holy Scripture?", it is because we believe the Holy Spirit gave to His chosen writers the thoughts that they expressed and the words they wrote.  So, it is literally a "holy script" from God, in language we understand, and one in which the key for the correct understanding of the Bible is Christ. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." (2 Tim 3:16 - 17)  We learn the scripture because, "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life, and it is they that bear witness about Me." (John 5:39)

Our faith comes from the Spirit through the Word of God and gives us our salvation.  (Faith Alone. Scripture Alone. Grace Alone.).  The key to this faith is Christ.  To read and learn the Holy Scripture is to learn more about our savior, Jesus Christ.  They key as a spiritual leader of your home and as someone seeking to learn more about Christ is to be in God's Word.  Pray that we take time each day to be in His Word.

Hope Men's Ministry

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