VIDEO Attention Getter #4: Know the Word

Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. Ezra 7:10, NLT


As you share Christ, you may find yourself fielding questions. How do you know there’s a God? Why is Jesus the only way to heaven? Wasn’t the Bible made up of certain books chosen by an emperor?

You don’t need to know the answer to all those questions. The man in John 9 simply said: “One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25). But as we grow in the Lord and in the experience of sharing our faith, we need to learn how to answer spiritual questions, and that involves knowing God’s Word. 

If someone stumps you with a question, make it an opportunity to study Scripture and to study apologetics, which involves the defense of the Christian faith. As time goes by, you’ll find people tend to ask the same questions over and over. So work at always being ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you have (1 Peter 3:15).

We may never run across someone who asks tough questions about our faith, yet we should still be ready to respond if someone does. Norman Geisler

Ezra 7-8

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