Starved Series Speaker: Tyler Swaney 11/12/2017 @ 7:30 pm Tyler Swaney gave us an encouraging sermon last Sunday! Directions are important, and nearly every person out there would agree. Why, though, is it that the one book which is filled with directions on life is completely disregarded? Why are we the century of the most Biblically illiterate society that has ever existed on the face of Earth? More people today than ever before in the lifespan of mankind, don’t know how and choose not to read the Bible. Why do we neglect directions in our spiritual life when we value them so deeply in every other aspect of our lives? Why do we have to look to the Bible for those directions? We talk about all the wonders and events that occur in Scriptures, but none of those things we mention are good enough of a motivator to have us physically read about them in the Bible. You can think The Bible is a wonderful resource and a book of amazing wonders, but when it comes to cracking it open, we dare not pursue that action. I want to fire back another question. Why in the world would we NOT read The Bible? If you have ever received a text from someone you adore, you open it with excitement. You can’t wait to read it. Why is it, though, when God gives us a love letter (the Bible) we can barely get our selves to pick it up? When you read the Bible, the character of God is drastically revealed to you. It is the definitive source of answers to our questions about God. Be free from withholding your questions and don't be enslaved from locking them away. God is a big God. He can handle your questions, so there is no need to store them away any longer! In fact, having questions shows that you care. You are actively thinking and interacting! The fear of bringing our questions before the throne of God is foolish. God doesn’t become angered or surprised when you propose a question to Him because He owns all the questions and the answers! Be aware of the danger of suppressing your questions for by doing so, you suppress your faith! Being worried about which questions to ask won't give you enough room to grow spiritually and mentally. The Bible gives us our identity. We have an imprint in our lives and it is marked by God Himself. He made you in His image, and the Bible shows us this in the very first pages! Such a book rich and overflowing with such information is one worth reading.