The life of the church hangs on the word of God (Matt.4:4). We believe that God’s word is complete in the Old and the New Testaments. We do not need to add any words to what already has been recorded in the Bible. Everyone who desires to know God’s word must realize what God’s Word is. If he or she does not know what God’s Word is, he cannot be a beneficiary and minister of His word. One of the most dangerous things about being a hearer of the word and not a doer of it is that you can easily delude yourself into thinking that hearing is enough. There is the hearer and then there is the hearer who is also a doer. Where do you belong?
The ministry of the Word in our lives does not stop when we come to Christ. It only begins there. James 1:18 says that “in the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth -that is the message of salvation”. God calls us just the way we are, but He does not leave us the way we are. He has called us in order to change us. Just as the calling comes through the Word, so also the changing comes through the Word. That means the study of God’s Word is not an end in itself. It is a means to a greater end.
It is that the Word may be received and applied in your life. If you are a Christian, then you know some things about God. But that knowledge is not to remain dormant. It is to have a practical outworking. Receiving the Word is an ongoing Process: But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger (1:19).
Rev Ngere H.N