Continuing our series Just the Essentials, we turn to consider the role of Scripture in the life of the believer. Paul’s second letter to Timothy reminds us why we keep the Bible at the center of our corporate and personal spiritual lives, allowing it to inform, nourish, and make demands of us. This letter also gives us a tremendous model to follow, a model of passing on a love and respect for Scripture to the next generations.
This morning we heard from David Mensah, who directs the ministry of GRID-NEA in northern Ghana. The Israelites gathered around Ezra as the Law was read and worshiped the Lord for his goodness. God has given us who gather today in his Name much reason to follow their example.
Follow along with a transcription of David’s message as you listen to the audio recording:
This week we bring our series Cultivate to a close, considering the fruit of self-control. Self-control isn’t a flashy virtue; it seems common and almost mundane. But, allowing the Spirit to teach us self-control may be one of the most important things we can do to protect our own well being and the well being of those around us. Exercising self-control is actually an incredible expression of love. Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27