The Bible – Useful to train

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16-17

Yesterday, I was at my children’s school where we were being taught on discipline. One of the basic take-homes was this: discipline = training. Also, that discipline comes from being a disciple. Before Jesus left this earth, his mandate to us was that we should make disciples. Paul was giving advice to a disciple maker called Timothy; his advice was that Scripture is a useful tool given to us by God so that we can make disciples. It is “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”.

So if you are wondering how to best relate with others in a way that makes them better people, look no further than the Bible. The Bible gives us all the principles and instructions we need to help others to grow even as we ourselves grow. Often we can directly quote Scripture as we help others to see something or as we spur them along so that they gain godly perspective become better disciples, growing in God. Parents, leaders, disciple-makers, friends, the Bible is a God-given tool – use it!



The sword of His mouth

<blockquote>To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. Rev 2:12</blockquote> We a

Sure as anything!

<blockquote>10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so t

How to be blessed

<blockquote><sup>1</sup> Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of m

More Precious Than Gold

<blockquote><sup>9</sup> The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. <sup>10</su

Guard your heart

<blockquote>Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23</blockquote> In the New Testament we read that out o

It is Written!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 Carefully read Matthew 4:1-11, the story of the temptation of

Seeds of doubt

<blockquote><sup>1</sup> Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say

Stoke the fire

<blockquote>Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind

The Bible – Our guide

<blockquote>Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105</blockquote> This is the longest chapter of the entire Bible and ea