2 JUL

2014

TODAY'S WORD FOR TODAY

Do You Want Your Church to Grow? (2)

‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’

Hosea 4:6

Instruct them. ‘Go…make disciples…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…’ (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV). When your focus is on not only winning people to Jesus but making them disciples of Jesus, He promises, ‘…I am with you…’ (v. 20 NKJV). Today we are raising a scripturally unenlightened generation. In a survey conducted in New York City, nine out of ten people couldn’t repeat one of the Ten Commandments or name one of the first four books of the New Testament. One man thought Dan and Beersheba were husband and wife! Another thought an epistle was the wife of an apostle! We smile, but it’s a deadly serious issue. God said, ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’ Jesus said, ‘…Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures?...’ (Mark 12:24 NIV). Many of the problems we seek counselling for could be resolved and in some cases avoided altogether, if we took time each day to get into God’s Word. The reason many of us are spiritually sick is not because the medicine failed, but because we don’t take it. Basically, we’re all motivated by reward. So read this: ‘This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success’ (Joshua 1:8 NKJV). Do you want to be strong spiritually? Get into the Scriptures. Do you want to succeed in life? Get into the Scriptures.

Ezek 43-45, Luke 4:31-44, Ps 102:1-11                    , Pr 14:35 - 15:2

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