The goal of the Bible is not to know the Bible - the goal is to know the author. The Bible is written in such a way that you need the Spirit of God to know how to apply the Word of God.
Love restores a standard, and re-writes your history.
Faith sees; hope feels; and love never fails. There is actually no such thing as blind faith, because faith sees what is not yet visible, hopes for what is not yet viable, and trusts long before someone is reliable.
What did the devil use in the wilderness to try and destroy the Christ? The Scriptures! The most powerful weapon used against Christians is religion, and religion is the Bible without the Spirit. The Bible isn't always true. The Bible handled by the Spirit is true. The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
From a conference in 2007. We must first learn to obey before we can be friends with God. Passion looks like sacrifice to those who aren't in love. Love transforms lives and re-writes our history. We need to learn to let God love us, and to love ourselves.
This series is a directive to the Church of Jesus Christ to restore our ruined cities and re-establish the fundamental strength of the nations. The Bible says, "Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars." Herein lie the secrets of society and the commissioning of the Holy Nation of God.