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Email Tips: Recreate the Wheel

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, August 13th, 2011 .

I’ve told you before about some amazing free resources
accessible on the internet that at one time cost
thousands of dollars to purchase.

But with access to more information than
ever before there is a tendency not to do personal study.

Some studies suggest that our brain changes the
way it thinks after prolonged internet use. The age old
task of remembering is replaced by Googling,
and reading news feeds. The fact that we have
genius technology does not mean we live in a society
of geniuses.

This week’s Bible study tip is in some cases to recreate
the wheel for the sake of personal growth. Listening through hundreds of sermons does
not mean you have studied it yourself. You have only listened to someone else’s study. Access to libraries
of books does not mean you understand anything in
the books.

Study on your own; create your own Bible lessons.
Outline books, read books, redraw chronologies, create
lists of Kings and judges. Draw your own maps. Teach
someone.

If you spend the time to recreate the wheel, the better
chance you will understand how it works.

For his glory,

Justin Curtis Johnson

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This "tip" was originally published in the weekly Grace Ambassadors Update sent free to subscribers.