I'd argue the most practical benefit of living in the age of technology is the tremendous access to information. At no point in the history of creation has it been so easy for people to access so much information as we now can through the internet. And while much of what is made accessible to us through the internet can be seen as a distraction at best and a temptation at worst, for the Christ follower there is also an unprecedented opportunity to discover pockets of helpful, insightful and disciple-producing content.
Most of us own at least one device whether it be operate on iOS or Android that is capable of offering an astronomical number of apps to make connecting to this information easier. Frustratingly, the sheer number of apps available to us often makes finding quality apps that really help Christ followers grow in their relationship with Christ a difficult or overwhelming process. That's why I thought I'd share a couple apps with you that I use on either a daily or regular basis and have proven to be immensely helpful in my growth as a Christ follower. And if you have an app that you use, that you have found helpful, I'd love for you to leave it in the comments section to share with myself and others.
Let me know if you find these helpful, as in the future I'd love to share more great apps and how they are helping me grow as a Christ follower.
The Bible App
Nothing has the power to drive growth in an individual like getting into God's Word. Not only has having the bible on my phone impacted my daily bible reading, but it has also made possible things like having the app read the Bible aloud while on a long drive, doing a quick search for that passage that's partly fuzzy in your brain to make sure it says what you think it says. In so many ways having instant access to God's Word can be a world-changer for someone committed to growing in their relationship with Jesus. My preferred Bible App is this one, both because for me it seems to be the easiest to navigate and because it offers a tremendous selection of bible translations at absolutely no cost. There's also a tablet version that has a great interlinear function which I find incredibly helpful when doing intense study. Available for iOS, Windows Phone & Android
Right Now Media App
As a church we've been excited about Right Now Media for years. We refer to it as the Netflix of Bible Study videos. Now boasting over 10,000 video bible studies available this is a great resource for anyone looking for sound teaching covering a wide range of topics. I find myself on Right Now Media at least a couple times a week watching something when I am waiting in the car to pick up one of the kids or just looking for a fresh perspective on living the christian life. Through our partnership with them, Right Now Media is available free to every attender of VVCC, if you don't have a username and password for the service, email me and we will rectify that.
Right Now Media is available at rightnowmedia.org, and they recently launched an app for iOS devices with word that an ANDROID version of the app is in the works.
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