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"Get Out the Book!"

December 4, 2005

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You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me. John 5:39

As presented on *The Lutheran Hour® by Dr. Lawrence Acker, 1950

Get out the Book! Mr. Jake Rachmann, the editor of the popular “Town Tattler” column in the Omaha World Herald, urged his readers, “The Bible is the best seller in the world, but it is the least read of all books.

How many persons can find the Bible they got as a present from their Sunday school or was given to them by their parents as a wedding gift? They don't know where it is. I hope that with my words I was able to jar a few of them to their senses, that they began looking for their Bible and having found it started to read it, for that Book is a Great Book.”

The Bible is a great book because it testifies that Jesus is the true Son of God. It takes you into the palace of the high priest where you hear Jesus Himself tell the high priest that He is the Son of God. It takes you to Bethlehem so that with the shepherds you can see God's own Son clothed in the flesh of man. In this book we see Him weeping, walking with the disciples, sleeping in the boat, suffering in the palace of Pilate, dying on the cross of Calvary.

This Holy Book testifies that the strength we sinners need to walk in the ways of Jesus must come from Jesus, that He is our admittance ticket to heaven. And because it tells us who the true Savior of mankind is, I say to you that it is the greatest of all books.

Prayer: Dear God, thank You for spreading the saving news of Jesus through the Bible. Amen.

Taken from A Message of Hope: Proclaiming the Promise (selections from messages broadcast on *The Lutheran Hour, celebrating 75 years of proclaiming the promise).

Copyright © 2005 by Lutheran Hour Ministries

*The Lutheran Hour is the longest-running Christian radio broadcast in the world. It is a production of Lutheran Hour Ministries. For more information, visit www.lutheranhour.org.

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