Scripture is Alive and Active

“I continue to be amazed at how regular Scripture memory and a commitment to continually read and study the Word of God impacts all areas of my life. Because Scripture is alive and active, I’m continually getting new insights from familiar Bible passages.”

“In a dry and weary land” (Psalm 63:1), all of us thirst for hope and need to be reminded of who God is and encouraged in His Word daily. Meet five people who have found great encouragement through deep study and memorization of God’s Word this year. Take a look at the equipping opportunities available this semester and find out how you can take new ground in your study and application of God’s Word. Discover more at watermark.org/equipping.

“I went to church, read the Bible, was in community, participated in Men’s Bible Study, and was serving in the church. But, I still found myself in a spiritual desert. After praying about this for some time I was led to Equipped Disciple. This turned out to be one of the greatest treasures in my walk with the Lord and helped enrich my faith and increase my trust and love of God. It has greatly deepened my relationship with the Lord and provided a set of tools to use for personal growth and to share the gospel. Scripture memory that once seemed impossible is now embedded deep in my heart and mind. My personal testimony, leadership, and fellowship are all built on a great foundation. Going deeper with Christ has led me to a much greater awareness of key spiritual disciplines and has increased my joy in the Lord.” – JAMES HALVORSON

“In this culture that’s growing crazier by the day, I realize it’s essential to know what God says in His Word, not just what I think or what I hear someone else say about Him. Otherwise, it’s easy to follow culture instead of Christ.

“Studying 1 Corinthians in Women’s Bible Study challenged me to recognize that what I believe determines how I live my life. We looked at the church in Corinth – a culture very much like Dallas – which was under great pressure to be influenced by culture. The study helped me recognize the pull of culture in my decisions and choices, to really know what I believe about Christ and why. I feel more equipped to follow Christ instead of culture.” – ANN HOLFORD

“I continue to be amazed at how regular Scripture memory and a commitment to continually read and study the Word of God impacts all areas of my life. Because Scripture is alive and active, I’m continually getting new insights from familiar Bible passages. One difference I’ve implemented this year is using a Bible app to audibly listen to God’s Word while commuting. Listening to the book of Acts really changed how I understood the early church and its massive expansion. I highly recommend that as part of any study!

“I’m so encouraged by other guys around me who want to grow in their faith and leaders who are willing to give freely of their time and expertise to the overall quality of ministry content. The hard part is just making it a commitment to show up and put in the effort. The easy part is once you get in ‘the flow of the current’ I can promise maturity in faith will be an outcome.” – RYAN STAFFORD

“Summit has been a great opportunity for me to get into God’s Word at a deeper level with the accountability and feedback of other guys around me. It has been a great opportunity for me to lead other men through God’s Word and foster new relationships in the process.” – AARON BENNETT

“I love getting to study God’s truth with other women in our local body and having the opportunity to get to know more women. But my favorite part is that I have been challenged and have grown tremendously in my understanding of God’s Word because of Women’s Bible Study. We have studied sections of Scripture that, because of laziness, I would typically just read right through and not spend much time thinking about. But this Bible study has provided the accountability to really dig deep and uncover the depth and richness of His Word.” – BETSY BRADSHAW

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