As I do each new year, I challenged my church to love the Word of God. This year, I preached on the command in 1 Peter 2:2: "Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk that by it you may group up into salvation." God commands us to intensely crave His Word.
I showed from the context of this command that Peter is referring to the inspired Scriptures and the gospel they proclaim. I showed how Peter lifts up the value and power and benefits of God's Word at the end of chapter 1. And I laid out some practical encouragements to consume a lot of Bible in 2012.
You can listen to that sermon here. Join me in praying that God would give us this passionate longing for the Bible this year.