A Revealing Assumption
Those Christians who assume God will guide them, be with them or even transform them, yet are unwilling to practice the discipline of carefully reading and applying His word in community are like people who leave their house in the morning assuming they are dressed, but refusing to practice the discipline of putting on their clothes. Their foolishness is apparent to others first and, unfortunately, to them second.
Are you a naked Christ-follower? Get dressed and practice the discipline of carefully reading and applying God's word in community. You will be amazed at what He reveals to you through His word and at the work His word does in you.
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. - 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
- William Carey
My name is Tim Kirkes. I am honored to be the a child of my heavenly Father, the husband of Lisa, the father of two boys and the pastor of San Dimas Wesleyan church.