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The Mission of Pilgrim’s Light

by Pilgrim's Light

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Why the Name Pilgrim's Light?

Growing up I had a copy of Little Pilgrim's Progress that I read until the cover fell off. Since then, I have read the adult version numerous times. The idea of following a path to the Celestial City and reading all of the allegories and learning what they meant fascinated me. So what sent the hero of the book, a man named Christian, on this epic journey? It was the Bible.
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." -Psalm 119:105
God's Word bring light into the darkness. Moral clarity in a world of gray compromise. Coming out of the darkness and into the light is a major theme in the Bible beginning when the first light dawns in Genesis.
This makes those who would follow after God, pilgrims along the path to God's dwelling place. The city of light that rests on a hill where the eternal temple of light shines into the Universe. So the name Pilgrim's Light is meant to evoke this imagery.

So What is the Mission?

The entire mission of Pilgrim's Light is to bring the light of God's Word to those who are seeking Him. Those who are seeking the path to His dwelling place. In a practical way Pilgrim's light as a ministry exists to encourage daily Bible reading, Bible study, and daily application of God's Word. The first thing that we focus on is the discipline of daily Bible reading. Everyone reading their Bible everyday!
Our three focus points are:
  1. Bible Reading.
  2. Bible Memorization.
  3. Bible Study.

Why All of This Focus on the Bible?

We focus on the Bible because this is the primary means by which we receive information from God. Through the Bible we learn every instruction that God wants to teach us. How could we ever know what we should be doing unless we have read the instruction book? A thorough understanding of the Bible is the key to following God.

Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding

These three things make up what in means to know Scripture. Knowledge is knowing specific facts about the Bible. Wisdom is seeing how the Bible is to be applied in situations. Understanding is putting what the Bible says into daily practice. It is the core of a Believer's lifestyle, following God through His Word.

How We Help People

Our primary ministry is sending out daily Bible Readings through e-mail. Along with this we use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, this blog, and our website to promote the Bible. We also develop courses to help others learn the Bible. with our Basic Bible Study Method we train people on how to study the Bible. Our next course in progress is Memorize Scripture. With this we will train people on our accelerated memorization method.

Want to Join With Us?

If you have read this far maybe it is because you feel the same way about the Bible as we do. If so then we would ask for you to join with us and help us get the word out about our ministry. Our greatest need right now is for exposure. So we would ask that you take a moment to visit our Support page where you can easily connect with us on our social media outlets. Another thing that you could do is subscribe to our Daily Bible Reading and read through the Bible with us. We hope that whatever you do you grow in the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of God's Word, the Bible.
Pilgrim's Light | February 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm | Categories: Bible | URL: http://wp.me/p2oxPm-96
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