“Study the Bible using stickers!”

A female blogger named Rachel wrote about Bible stickers. She wrote that there were 4 reasons you ladies need stickers in order to study God’s word.

1. Studying a favorite passage using stickers provides quick visible images to help you memorize a verse
No, the verse is a visible image to help you memorize the verse. (1 John 2:27, John 14:27).

2. Using a tangible item that I can feel with my hands provides a sense of reality to relate to God’s Word.
If you don’t already have a sense of reality to relate to God’s word when you study, stickers are not going to help. (Romans 12:2).

3. Adding colored or designed stickers draws attention to how God is speaking to my heart.
No, obeying His word in life is how the Spirit draws attention to the Word He applied to your mind. Stickers are just stickers. (1 John 4:12, Romans 8:3-4)

4. Meditating on God’s Word while using stickers actually gives me a faith that sticks!
No, stickers don’t give you eternal faith. Jesus does. (Romans 8:30Romans 8:38-39)

You see all the methods and reasonings that are designed to distract you ladies from studying the word in a credible, consistent, Spirit-filled way. In the earlier part of the blog, the lady had said that she needs to frequently vary her studying methods in order to remember what she had learned. Hmmm. This lady’s method is a method that turns you from the wordto a purchasable item.

Can you picture yourself telling an aborigine Kimyal from Papua New Guinea that they need stickers to study the Word? Tell these people their faith isn’t complete unless they buy stickers. Or maybe, they should tell us what it’s all about:

PS: The reason I discovered the sticker lady is that BibleGateway, who sadly claims they are the most read bible site, promoted it on Twitter. I’ve seen them lately promote some very uncredible teachers, sites, and ideas. I have to say now, of BibleGateway – use heightened discernment.

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    1. I’m thrilled you watched it! I’ve seen it several times and I cry and sob like a baby every time. What a beautiful thing! And so recent! I made a geographical mistake in the essay, it was not Papua New Guinea but West Papua Indonesia where the Kimyals live.

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      1. As the pastor was praying, it was the tall man in the background that got my attention. He was trying SO hard to hold the tears back. It’s so easy to take things for granted, but to see that childlike gratefulness is amazing. What a reminder that was to me.

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