10And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Beroea: who when they were come thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so. 12Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and of men, not a few.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Through dutiful study of the Holy Scriptures, Evangelist Ting Li Mei was imbued with the needed knowledge and wisdom to preach the word of God with authority. And having had his own life nurtured by the Word of God, he went about winning many souls for Jesus.
Several stories show how Chinese Christians value the written Word of God and the great lengths many are going just so they can have a Bible of their own to study.
When Olsen and Joan who were both agnostics met Rev. Reginald Matthews to discuss the Bible, they were much impressed by his depth which came from his great understanding of the scriptures.
The habit of reading and commiting scriptures to memory, which Darlene Deibler had imbibed right from childhood proved to be utterly vital during her time in prison. Even when her Bible was seized by the guards, the scriptures she has read, studied and committed to mind became her saving grace.
As Andrew began to read the Bible diligently, he soon found himself attending services and meetings. But at every meeting, Andrew, like the Berean believers, took note of what the preacher said and verified it for himself whenever he got home.
Not all Christians in China were lucky to escape the 1900 Boxer rebellion like the Goforths and this worried them and they asked, "How can we say it is God"s power and grace that brought us through? Why did that same power not bring others through?" Together, they began to search the scriptures for answers until at last they realized and accepted that it was God's prerogative to glorify Himself by the death or life of His children.
Though divided by tongue and social class, two believers; one a lowly Karen and the other a lordly Shan, met together for days to study the scriptures, with the lowly Karen teaching the lordly Shan. And this they did until they read the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Realizing the urgent need for education among the people she hoped to share the gospel, "Ma" (Mary Slessor) set up schools where she personally taught basic literacy and arithmetic. Without discrimination, men and women, old and young, bond and free were all welcomed to come learn. Upon hearing about this good thing, many villages opened up to her to come visit.
Qaf, as a young Muslim, studied the Christian faith, and then studied Islam with the same vigor. Convinced of the truth he gave his life to Christ, and suffered for it.
Out a desire to know God and be sure that his faith was no myth—Daniel Wallace—spurred on by a remark from his College Professor—went out to study like a workman who did not want to be ashamed. And his findings only strengthened his faith the more!
As Michael Licona set out to work on his doctorate degree. He went about doing his work with great diligence and an objectivity that remains admirable. The result of his hardwork not only solidified his faith in God but led to the publishing of the groundbreaking work, "Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach".
Nik Ripkin met with eight Berean-like believers from a Central Asian country where persecution of believers was rife. As they talked and shared the gospel with these believers, there was one among them whose duty it was to verify and authenticate from scriptures, all the stories they were told.
When a Muslim man’s curiosity in Jesus was aroused by his reading of the Quran, he got a Bible to know more and was soon convinced by the truth he encountered. He went on to lead his wife and mother to the truth he found. Despite rejection from their relatives, the trio sought to be baptized into Christ.
The Danis resorted to searching the scriptures as the questioned whether their traditional courtship gatherings were appropriate for believers to take part in. When their search revealed God's views about fornication (a constant feature of the gatherings), they knew those gatherings were not for children of God!