Did you know that more than 100 million copies of the Bible are sold every year? In fact, it’s the best selling book of all time, and most people are familiar with the popular Bible stories (does David and Goliath ring a bell?) even if they haven’t read it.
But how does the Bible actually fit into our everyday lives? Pastor Steve Wiggins joins Darlene Brock and Julie Bender on This Grit and Grace Life podcast to unpack the importance of reading the Bible. They’ll discuss how to find a like-minded community to study with, how to practically read the Bible on a consistent basis and find value in it. There is a transforming power in God’s word, and a comfort in having a relationship, as Steve says, with the “one who holds the future.”
Steve Wiggins is a pastor and has previously served on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois; Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California; and Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He’s the founder of Groundworks Ministries, a worldwide community of people committed to reading the Bible every day. Prior to his role as a pastor, Steve was the lead singer of Christian rock band, Big Tent Revival, which received 5 Grammy award nominations.
Quote of the episode:
“Even in the most difficult times, when I walk with the Lord and have the grounding of his Word in my life, my abundant life is richer, more doable, and more manageable.” —Darlene Brock
—Start 2022 reading the Bible with Steve: Groundworks Ministries
—If you’re new to the Bible, click here to start with Steve’s recommendation, the Gospel of John