As Christians, living in this sinful and undisciplined world, we are challenged each day to set priorities. We must always set those things that are spiritual above those things that are carnal. Those things that are spiritual demand the “urgent and important” designation. One such task is that of Bible Study.
- Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path – Psa. 119:105
- Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psa. 119:133
- Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matt. 11:29
- Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Tim. 2:15
The Psalmist reminds us that the word of God lights (guides) our path; and asks God to direct his steps according to the word. We as Christians should do likewise. Jesus invites us to come learnof Him. In this dispensation we can only do that through the study of the scriptures. Finally, we are admonished to study in order to become approved workmen—approved by God and man. These things are essential to the successful completion of our Christian mission. Bible study then is also a pivotal task; and becomes deserving of the high priority ranking of “Urgent and Important.”
At this congregation we respond to the urgency and importance of bible study at 8:45 each Lord’s Day morning; Worship at 10:00 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. and Mid-Week Bible Class at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. each Wednesday. All members are expectedto attend.
Elder Harold D. Cannon
March 16, 2011