Trending Faith: Reading Scripture on Sundays

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“Would you recommend reading Scripture on my own to compare it to what is being preached on Sunday?”

On this week’s Trending Faith, Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, and Grand Canyon University Campus Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin discussed how personal readings of the Bible following a Sunday sermon can help to reinforce the message from church and help connect us to the Word of God.

Dr. Hiles attributes our unwillingness to do this on our own personal time to the idols in our life that consume our time. When we put anything before God, we are allowing these idols to take importance over our lives. We look to other things to satisfy the need that Scripture actually fills.

When we crave something deeper in our lives, we don’t always think that personal time spent reading Scripture will fulfill it. We have a responsibility to know what Scripture says. A fulfilling life comes with disciplined reading and studying of the Word of God.

Hear the full conversation by watching the video below:

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