Have you ever gone to open your Bible for a devotional and found yourself frozen, unsure of how to begin reading that foreign object? Have you ever made a goal to read through the entire Bible in a year… only to drop off somewhere around the “descriptions of tabernacle utensils” in Exodus? Do you ever wonder how Old Testament law, ancient Hebrew poetry, or parables from 2000 years ago could possibly apply to your life in a relevant way today? If so, then I’ll make a quick plug right here for you to consider joining us for our next School of Biblical Studies (https://emmausbibleministries.org/apply-overview)
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then I hope I can give you a little bit of insight into our passion for what we do. You see, three years ago, my answer to ALL of those questions was “yes!” Three years ago, I found myself in a place where I knew that my Bible was supposed to mean something to me and make a daily impact on my life, but it just didn’t! This eventually led my wife and I to pack up everything we owned and drive from Alaska to Florida in order to spend one year studying the Bible 40+ hours a week with Emmaus Bible Ministries.
Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps this is old news to you. Well, that one year of studying the Bible changed our lives forever. And for the last two years (and the foreseeable future!), Samantha and I have dedicated our lives to helping others experience this same life transformation by getting to know God through his Word.
This is our purpose, this is why we get up in the morning: helping others to know God through his word has been one of the greatest joys and privileges we have known in life. In fact, we just had the incredible opportunity to see our class of ’18-’19 graduate.
The epidemic of Bible illiteracy is something we work everyday to eradicate. No believer should live their life unsure of how to approach their Bible, or feeling intimidated by it’s contents. We strive to help others actually mean it when they recall Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path.”
Here’s what I want to ask you. If this mission excites your heart and you want to actively contribute to helping others experience the Bible in an intimate and life-transforming way, then will you partner with us?
Samantha and I are in need of a significant increase to our monthly income. We want nothing more than to continue in our passion to fight the battle against Bible illiteracy. You can help us make this happen! If you feel God moving your heart to give, here is a link that will give you the necessary information for giving online or by mail: Click here to donate!
Here’s a testimonial video from some of our recent students
Thank you for all of your prayers and support. If you would like to talk with us further about how you can go deeper with your own Bible engagement, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we’d love to help! If you would like to schedule a meeting with us or hear more about what we do and how you can partner with us, let us know and we will try to make it happen over our summer travels (Alaska – June/Virginia – July).
Blessings from the McRaes