This weekend my hubby kicked off our latest teaching series, Do Something. We’re talking about faith. Faith in action, actually. Hence, the title DO SOMETHING. Get it?
Here’s the bottom line: Discipleship is measured more by what we do than what we know.
Let me explain. Many of us have a working knowledge of the Bible. We are familiar with tons of verses and can even recite a few. We certainly know God’s Top Ten – you know, don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery. In other words, we KNOW what God says.
On the flip side, however, many of us don’t act on that knowledge.
We know it’s better to give than to receive, but we aren’t generous with our resources.
We know we should put other people first, but we tend to look out for our own needs.
We know we shouldn’t lie, but that doesn’t stop us from telling those little white lies from time to time.
But, God clearly instructs His followers to DO SOMETHING! Check out James 1: 22:
“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
According to Scripture, we must KNOW God’s Word and we must DO SOMETHING about it!
In our worship services, Shawn said a couple of things that nestled deep down in my heart.
“We only believe the parts of the Bible that we put into practice.” (Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?)
“DOING isn’t the means of becoming a good Christian, but it should always be the byproduct.”
Of course, he said so much more, too, so click here to watch the entire message for yourself. You might just find yourself doing something!