It’s early Sunday morning. You spent all day Saturday running around, working around the house, and having fun on your day off. Perhaps you’ve got a bunch of little children crying and screaming, refusing to put on their church clothes and get moving. “Is it really worth it to go to church this morning—let alone stay a second hour for Sunday School?” is a very real question in your mind.
But here’s another question for you to consider: How much godly teaching are you receiving in your daily life? Proverbs 4:13 says, “Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” Of course, the instruction being spoken of here is the wisdom contained in the Scriptures. The proverb is clear: our very well-being is tied up with how we engage in godly instruction. If you’re anything like me, there certainly is more room in your life for receiving biblical instruction!
A perfect opportunity to absorb biblical instruction in community with other believers is to get involved in one of our Adult Bible Fellowships this fall. We are excited to be launching eight ABFs this fall with a wide variety of biblical teaching. Our goal in these classes is to dig deep into God’s Word together and treasure up the wisdom we find within it.
This year we are emphasizing “God’s Glory, Our Focus” together as a church. Each one of our ABFs will be centering on the theme of God’s glory. Whether by doing a book study or by painting scenes from the book of Isaiah, we will be considering how the glory of God influences our walk with Jesus. What better reason to get up just a little earlier on Sunday mornings and commit to participating in an ABF!
I’m always so blessed to see all of the people at Grace who faithfully attend ABFs every year. Wonderful relationships are built and great conversations arise as the pages of the Bible are opened and considered. I encourage you to take time to peruse the ABFs we are offering and come join us starting on September 11, our kick-off Sunday. Prayerfully consider which one might be helpful to you for your spiritual growth. Getting up that extra hour earlier just might be worth more than you think!