From the Pastor's Desk
The Bible tells us to be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves (James 1:22). It is amazing how much knowledge we have at our fingertips. If we want to know about anything, we can normally just take our phone and Google it to find the information we were looking for. But just having the knowledge about something doesn't help you unless you apply it. We can know what the Word of God says, but until we apply it to our everyday lives we will never grow and mature into the Christians God desires us to be.
You can know the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," but until you apply it when you are aggravated when someone cut you off at that intersection, you're not applying the word. You can know the word says to love your enemies, but when your coworker back stabs you and your initial reaction is go tell them what you think about them, you're not applying the word. You can know the Bible says that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, but until you apply it to your life when you are worried if you have the capabilities to do the job you've been assigned to do at work, even though you know God is the one that opened the door up for you, you're not applying the word. You can know the word says that He shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory, but until you apply it when you have more bills than you have money and you still give God His part first trusting He will take care of you, you're not applying the word.
God is challenging us to not only be a hearer of the word (having the knowledge), but to be doers of the word (put the word in action). How will we respond?
-Pastors Tim and Katrina