Midweek Message by Robert Swan
“When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.” 2 Timothy 4:13
When any question comes to mind, who is normally called upon. None other than Uncle Google. The information vault of Google is like Herminie Grangers handbag in Harry Potter – it is an unlimited source of stuff. Some helpful, some harmful, some useless, some you wonder how humans have been left to exist by God. Knowing this risk, when a question of faith or eternal significance comes to mind, Google is either steered clear from and your question stays unanswered, or Google is used and it becomes pot luck.
Paul was a student of the Word, he had been brought up as a scholar and was continuing this. He even asked for his books and parchments while in prison. Paul was not meant to be the exception though. He expected the same desire of being a student of the Word from God’s people (e.g. Acts 20:27; 1 John 4:1; Revelation 2:2). The Old Testament also upheld God’s people to be students of God’s Word – read Psalm 1 and 119, God’s people are to be meditating on God’s Word day and night.
Bringing these two paragraphs together. As we obediently walk as a student of God’s Word, questions will arise – thus Uncle Google is called upon. What is below will give you the tools to have confidence in typing your question in, and, if you already have the confidence to search Google, to know and discern which source is helpful or harmful to your faith and knowledge of God.
As a regular student of the Bible, what are my favourite internet resources that help me understand and live out God’s word?
Got Questions – https://www.gotquestions.org/
412 Teens – http://www.412teens.org/
GQ Kids – http://gqkidz.org/
Gospel Coalition – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/
Desiring God – http://www.desiringgod.org/
Truth for Life – https://www.truthforlife.org/
The Bible Project – https://thebibleproject.com/
Creation Ministries International – http://creation.com/
May the Lord grow your heart and mind in studying God’s Word as you walk in obedience to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.