You may have notice I often conclude our service or our prayer circle with the comment, “North Valley Christian Church now leaves the building.” I do that to affirm Jesus’ desire for us, his followers, to take His gospel to the community we live that is in need of good news. As Christ’s church may we not just hear the Word of God, and understand it, but may we also understand the seriousness of what Jesus charges us to do with that word. Jesus puts on his followers the obligation to share His Word with others.
As followers of Christ we must not just hear the Word, but we must receive into ourselves and grow it. We must not just hear the Word, but we must obey what Jesus taught, and apply it to our lives. We must not just hear the word, but we must share the light of Jesus to those in darkness around us. We must not just hear the word, but we must preserve it. Thus everyone who receives His Word becomes a sower, everyone becomes a lamp on a table, and everyone becomes salt. We are to become the sower, the lamp, and salt to the community that we reside in.
It is a solemn thing to hear God’s Word, for with hearing comes the responsibility of receiving, sharing, obeying, and preserving, for in so doing we produce fruit, not for ourselves, but for the glory of our King – Jesus Christ.
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