LIVING BY THE WORD OF GOD
Luke 4:4 –"And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God".
THE WORD IS OFTEN NEGLECTED
It seems that in our busy day-to-day lives, we spend a lot of time and give a lot of attention to a wide variety of information sources. We are now able to keep up with news from around the world, 24 hours a day. We can check to see who has written what on various social media channels. We check our emails several times a day. We can evaluate the status of our checking accounts and our credit cards immediately through the Internet. And we can look to see what changes in weather might be in the forecast. None of these activities are wrong in and of themselves.
Much of the information that we gather is information that helps us to live out our daily lives successfully. However, having said this, I daresay that the most important source of information by which a person might live a fulfilled, blessed, and satisfied life is far too often and altogether neglected.
Jesus was quoting Moses when He stated that man should not live by bread alone. What did He mean by this statement? He simply meant that although natural food was important to the natural well-being of any person, it was even more important that an individual live his life guided by the Word of God, the Bible. This would make the Bible by far the most important source of information pertaining to life that is available to the human being.
THE BENEFITS OF THE BIBLE
I fear that most modern-day Christians, much less the unsaved, spend hardly any time reading, learning, defining, or applying the Bible to their everyday lives. Yet Jesus Himself said that the Word of God held the answer to our daily needs.
As Christians, we must learn what God has to say about our everyday situations. I have heard some say that the Bible is no longer relevant or applicable to the needs of modern man. There has never been a bigger lie stated!
The Bible holds the key to man’s relationship with God. It tells how to enter that relationship, how to maintain that relationship, how to be blessed through that relationship, and it explains how to be spiritually transformed into the person that God desires us to be.
The Bible teaches us what help from God is available during our earthly sojourn—guiding us in the way of holiness and righteousness—and prepares us to be able to exhibit the kind of life that glorifies our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Whenever I am troubled and don’t know which way to turn, I look for an answer or a direction from the Word of God. Morning after morning, as I sit down to read it, I bring the needs that are weighing on my heart before the Lord and ask the Lord to use His Word to direct my steps, attitudes, and actions. He has always directed me through the concepts, precepts, and statutes found in His Word.
But, if we pay no attention to Word of God, if we refuse to become a disciplined Bible reader and trust in other available sources to guide us, then the ever-changing challenges of life can very quickly become the most difficult experiences.
LEARN THE BIBLE AT WEBC
I offer to you several ways to engage in the study of God’s Word. If you happen to be a young person who is about to graduate from high school and searching for your future, then let us help you establish the stability of that future.
I suggest that you consider coming to Baton Rouge and entering into a process of study that will teach you the Bible. We are a Bible college! We want to teach you the basic concepts of living for God. We want you to have a personal relationship with God as outlined by the Scriptures.
Inside our classrooms, during our chapel time, and through the many special services held at Family Worship Center—the home church of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries—the Spirit of God is allowed the freedom to move.
You will also become an immediate part of reaching the world with the gospel through the SonLife Broadcasting Network. The classroom will equip you with information, and the atmosphere will require that you immediately put those truths into practice. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel a call to the five-fold ministry. Your need to learn the information contained in the Bible is the prerequisite to living for God for every believer.
We welcome students from every age group, not just those first starting out in life. If you have the time and are able to be in this atmosphere, there is not a better way to learn the Word of God. Give us one school year of time to instruct you in the dynamic of a truly Pentecostal atmosphere, and you will never be the same again. You will learn the Word of God because that’s all we teach, and you will be challenged to live every day accountable to and desirous of every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
If you are unable to physically attend WEBC, we also have our online courses available in both credit and audit form. We keep tuition low to help accommodate those interested in pursuing a Bible education.
For more information about WEBC&S, or to request a catalog, please call the Bible college at (225) 768-3890. Information about online courses can be found on our website, onlinecourses.webc.com.
Let’s learn the Word together!