“Don't merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22
WOW!!! “40 Days in the Word” is going great. As we enter the fourth week of this six-week spiritual emphasis, the results are amazing. We have 30 small groups with almost 300 people meeting every week. We are all studying the same scriptures and learning how to study the Bible. God's Word is the greatest book we have and we should not only read it, but also study it, to see what God wants us to do. After we study it we need to follow the advice of James and “Do it!” If we study the Word and do not do it, we get a “big head and a little heart”. Study God’s word and then put it into action.
I am still so excited about my recent trip to Ukraine. I am equally excited about an opportunity to help them. I received an email from our church planter, Volodymyr Prodan, who has planted the church in the village of Lalovo, with a request that we help put new windows in the small building that they are using for church. This cost is about $900. I felt led to challenge the 30 small groups to make this a part of their “Micah 6:8” project. If each of the 297 people involved in “40 Days” would give $3 each, that would reach our goal. Pray that this will happen so Volodymyr can install these windows before winter.
If the church family feels left out because it did not get to help, do not worry, you will have your chance. In January a small group from our church will be going back to Lviv, Ukraine to do some construction work in the seminary. They need showers and toilets installed, walls and floors built, and doors hung. The cost for this will be over $5,000. I hope to come to you in the future with a request to help me meet these costs. Begin to pray now what you might be able to do.
God continues to bless us in Bridgeton and Ukraine as we seek to serve Him. I am excited about how God is moving among our people. I believe He is preparing us to do great and mighty works for the Kingdom.
Come and join the fun. It can be scary taking the first step of faith, but the reward is worth it. As we get ready to enter the holiday season, be sure to take time to practice the Word of God in all that you do.
See you in church,