Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday Wrap up

Wednesday's are usually pretty full for me. I teach 2 Bible Study classes as well as our Sunday School teacher's meeting. I enjoyed teaching the Sunday School lesson entitled "Christ as Messiah" taken from Matthew 16:13-27. In this lesson, Jesus asks the most important question in the entire Bible in verse 15, " But whom say ye that I am?"

The answer to this question must not only be verbalized as Peter did, it must be actualized daily in our Christian walk as well. How we walk, how we talk, how we live, how we give, and how we reach, teach, and preach ought to be centered around who we say that Jesus is as revealed to us by our Heavenly Father.

Peter's response was not based upon his own investigation, but rather by God's illumination. We must always be mindful not to take the credit or glory for the things that God reveals to us. The rest of the lesson was just as exciting to me as the first part.

In our noon day as well as our evening Bible class we finished chapter 5 of Galatians. Paul admonished the Galatian church to be led by the Spirit of God instead of controlled by the flesh. This brought a very interesting discussion at our noon day about what living a "Spirit led" life was really all about. After some discussion, I concluded that a "Spirit led" life is one that is empowered and impacted by the Word of God.

Our willingness to conform our lives to the Word of God, enables the Spirit of God to lead and guide us into all truth and righteousness.

I really enjoy our Bible Study! We always end our class with some humor and today, one of our Associate Ministers, Rev. Aaron Gathright provided the humor, although I believe he was completely unaware of it!

I am asking for your prayers on tomorrow because I have a full day of meetings and I don't know how much time I will have to devote to study.


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Awesome post Spoon! Being led by the Spirit is totally dependent upon our reliance on the truths of the Word of God. By the way, we both know Gathright had no idea he was being funny, but I bet it was very funny.

Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

Great Post! I am a friend of Pastor Lance and I look forward to reading more of your blogs. You are among friends! Glad to know that your studies went well yesterday. Keep up the good work and remember to preach the Word!!!