September 2012

The bell is sounding for us to return to Sunday School.  For many of us this is an exciting time of fellowship and study.  But for others it can seem like a waste of time.  After all don’t we know enough when we know that Jesus is the Son of God and he came to save us from our sins?
It was brought to my attention this week that anyone with $100 can become an ordained pastor over the internet by answering three questions.  1. Do you believe that there is one God?  2. Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?  3. Do you believe that Jesus died for your sins?  A simple yes to each with the $100 will get you a certificate that proclaims you an ordained pastor able to preform marriage ceremonies.
If that is all there is, then why do we study and read the Bible and even listen to sermons week after week after week?  The truth is that perfecting your faith takes a lot more then the basics.  We must study to perfect our faith.  Jesus was constantly pushing the diciples to step out from their comfort zone and see things in a new way.  And it can be so exciting to find something you have never read before or learn a new way of seeing what you thought you knew.  
And our excitement will be reflected by the youth of the church.  Let’s pray for each other as we embark on a new learning experience this Fall.
Amen!