9 Ways to Prioritize God’s Word

July 29, 2023

On October 16, we are gathering for a half-day conference centered on The Word.

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Why this priority?  In the shifting cultural context of our world, we want to gather around the solid biblical truth of the Word that you in turn can communicate and proclaim to others.  Ecclesiastes 12:13 tells us, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” To fear God and keep His commandments means, among other things, that:

  1. We build habits of personal devotional times around God’s Word.
  2. We attend to God’s Word through the preached Word.
  3. We have a philosophy of guidance that is rooted in God’s Word.
  4. We do not invent doctrines about God that the Bible does not teach. 
  5. We do not make the Bible talk about things it was not intended to describe.
  6. We refuse to compromise on culturally controversial but scripturally clear moral issues.
  7. We have a methodology of evangelism that is sowing God’s Word.
  8. We have a methodology of discipleship that is growing by God’s Word.
  9. We move out of nominal allegiance to God to practical obedience to God’s Word.

In all these things, God’s Word prods us in the right direction, secures our spiritual convictions, and shepherds us. And we need to encourage one another as we walk in His Word and communicate it lovingly with our world, in whatever areas God has called you.  The Word Conference then exists to celebrate, experience, and expand the proclamation of God’s Word by God’s Spirit to God’s glory in our contemporary age. You can find fellowship, friendship, and encouragement in the task of teaching, preaching, and proclaiming the Bible.  The conference is open to all, to anyone who wants to grow in the Word and in proclaiming it.  If I’ve learned one thing in my life it is this: that if I take God at his Word, even if I do not always understand, I am never ashamed. Let’s be strengthened together in the high call of knowing, believing, living, and making known God’s Word. 

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