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Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cherish God's Word

William Tyndale was the first to translate considerable parts of the Bible into English so that we could read the Bible for ourselves.

Tyndale's translation was the first English translation to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek Texts, and the first to take advantage of the new medium of print; the printing press, which allowed for its wide distribution. In 1535, Tyndale was arrested by church authorities and jailed in the castle of Vilvoorde outside Brussels for over a year. He was tried for heresy, strangled and burnt at the stake in 1536.

The Tyndale Bible, as it was known, continued to play a key role in spreading Reformation ideas across Europe. The fifty-four independent scholars who created the King James Version of the Bible in 1611 drew significantly on Tyndale's translations. One estimation suggests the New Testament in the King James Version is 83% Tyndale's, and the Old Testament 76%.

My friend, William Tyndale made a choice and was willing to risk his life for the Gospel. We have to ask ourselves, are we willing to risk our lives no matter what the cost? Matthew 4:4 says 'But he answered, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Translators like William Tyndale were willing to risk death so that we could read God's Word in our own language. Don't take the Bible for granted, Be empowered in your Christian life, study God's Word, feed on it, hide it in your heart, and obey it.

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