Keeping What’s Important

The United States Postal Service is helping some of our Kelsey church read and study the Bible! Not being able to meet in person for worship or Sunday didn’t stop Robert Vega from keeping his Sunday School class going. Here’s what he has to say about it.

During the past several months, the Sunday morning “Seekers” Bible Study Group has stayed in touch by sharing weekly Bible study lessons via the postal mail. Study Group members have received copies of each Sunday lesson to read, study, and share. Even though we were not able to meet together as a group, we felt it essential to continue our reviews of the Word because when we open the Bible, we read God’s message. What could be more important than understanding what the Creator of the Universe has to say?

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us. By studying the Word, it’s a blessing for us to learn who God is, and to see and follow Jesus. We gain wisdom and receive guidance. God’s Word shows us just how much God loves us. The Bible equips us to serve God. It helps us know how to be saved from our sin and its ultimate consequence.

We believe that studying the Bible is the starting point for faith. Without considering the Bible, we cannot apply it, obey it, or live it. Reading the Bible gives us a deep desire to know God’s Word, use it to life, and share it with others. As Jesus said, “To whom much is given, much is required” (Luke 12:48). As believers, we know God expects us to invest our time, resources, passions, and service in that which has everlasting blessings. Those who have God’s Word put in their hands will answer to Him for what they did with that high privilege.

Many have indicated that the lessons, along with Pastor Fletcher’s online church services and ongoing weekly church activities, have brought them comfort and hope during this difficult time that our nation and the world have experienced. We are very grateful to Church Office Manager Jenessa Carrizales for mailing the lessons out weekly and to Grace Marez to provide the Sunday school booklets.

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. (Hebrews 4:12)

We’re grateful for Robert’s willingness to keep preparing studies for his class. The next time you talk to him, make sure to tell him!