Our Members Are Accountable To The Word Of God
Accountability is when I have my brothers and sisters in Christ helping me stay faithful in some area. Because we are spiritual beings and the Bible is our spiritual nourishment and the key to our spiritual growth (1 Peter 2:2), we are serious about studying it (we would anyway because we are commanded to study it in 2 Timothy 2:15). We want to stay accountable in the Word (Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:11). This will be wonderfully edifying to you and to others (1 Corinthians 14:31). It may be preparing a lesson for Kidtown, or taking or teaching Directions, or a community Bible study such as a SOT group. If this is new to you, jump in! Regular Bible study with your brothers and sisters in Christ is a life-changing exercise that you will learn to cherish. Picture a church where all members are involved in some way in Bible study with each other. Now picture the stereotypical cultural church where many members do not regularly study the Word. Which church do you think is approved unto God? Hint: 2Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Disciplship 1, Bible studies, an on-going and regular teaching assignment (Kidtown, Circuit Rider Ministry, Nursing home, Small Groups, etc…), are all excellent ways to stay accountable in God’s Word. If you have not been through Directions, try starting there.