Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • Deborah Ross • Spiritual Maturity
Religion and the traditions of men are spiritual killers! In fact, Colossians says we should BEWARE so that philosophy, tradition and vain deceit don't keep the pure knowledge of God's Word from taking root in our hearts and lives. Have you ever wondered how the Pharisee's and Sadducee's could know so much about the Old Testament scriptures, and yet, they couldn't even understand Jesus - who was The Word made flesh in front of their very eyes? That is exactly what religion does in today's world, as well.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 • Deborah Ross • Holiness
God says that there are MANY who will sit and listen to His Word with glad hearts. They will even go back and talk about the message with favor saying, "That sure was a good message we heard this morning." To many, sermons are simply music to the ears, giving lovely sounds and uplifting notes - but not causing CHANGE in the heart of the hearer. Unfortunately, many people hear the Word of God, but then they have no idea of how to "apply" the Word of God. Still again, many would not even consider "doing" what they heard...it just seems too hard.