Details for PASTORS CORNER 5/11
Pastor’s Corner Know Your Bible Hello everyone, I’m Jerry Scheidbach, pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Santa Maria. God has invited us to know Him, and that is the greatest honor man can know (Jeremiah 9:24). Imagine a bride to be who cares nothing for the love letters of her beloved. Imagine dearest friends parted by thousands of miles carelessly ignoring a letter received from their friend. Imagine children separated from their parents caring nothing for a letter from home. Imagine all of these and you can understand why it’s so hard to imagine a Christian who cares nothing for the Word of God; His love letter to His bride; His warm and friendly letter to His friends; His loving paternal letter to His children. Every sincere Christian wants to know the LORD better. The Bible is a book about God and His relationship with His creation. It tells us who God is; it even tells us His name. It tells us about Him; the way He is, the way He behaves and feels. It tells us about His wonderful acts and glorious feats; His creation, the creature’s rebellion and the Saviour’s redemption. It tells us about the future of this planet and its inhabitants. God’s Word is not an ordinary book. The Bible is alive (Hebrews 4:12), it is the breath of God (2 Timothy 3:16), and the breath of God is His spirit (John 20:22; 2 Peter 1:21). This is why Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that procedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). The Holy Spirit and the Word of God are inseparable. For this reason, the Bible, unlike any other book in the world, is received and discerned only by the Spirit (1Corinthians 2:14-15). Therefore, first we must have the Spirit Dwelling in our bodies as His temple (Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 3:17; 6:19). We are given this precious gift when we are saved (Acts 2:38-39; Romans 10:9-13). So open a King James Bible and get to know your Creator, He wants to know you. On behalf of all Pastor’s here in the Santa Maria Community, we would like to wish all Mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day.