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IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – August 13, 2020

IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – August 13, 2020

“I was saved through Bible study…”

By Allison McCoy


Fresh out of college, just married and living in a new city, the next “adult” thing to do was to plug into a church. I mean, after all, that’s what my family did on a regular basis throughout my childhood.  My parents had modeled faithful church attendance and so off Brad and I went to the closest denominational church of my youth. I think both of us would agree that, at the time, we were looking more to connect with new friends than with God.


We quickly realized to make new friends we would need to join a Sunday School class. It’s in our first Sunday School class that I began to meet people who spoke of a personal relationship with Jesus, who studied the Bible for themselves and who prayed regularly, not just before a meal. I began to want the same for myself!


Turns out many of the women attended a Bible study so, again, off I went. It’s in that class — studying God’s word verse-by-verse, hearing exegetical teaching and listening to more speak about God so personally — that I was confronted by the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I was convicted that I had never confessed Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.  I wanted to know Him, intimately and relationally!   


I’m proof of the trustworthy saying in Romans 10:17,  “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.” God used the study of His Word to save me. This is why I am so passionate about the study of God’s Word — it changed me forever! And, it continues to transform my life day-by-day!