Friday, June 4, 2010

Interim Committee Meetings & Bible Study

Every month our legislators gather in Charleston for three days of interim committee meetings. Each lawmaker is assigned to one or more committees in order to work on various issues throughout the year.

In these meetings they deal with a variety of topics, many of which will be taken up during next year’s regular session.This month's interim meetings will be held on June 7-9. During the interim meetings, Capitol Commission provides a Bible studies for our legislators and elected officials at the capitol. Our study for this month entitled "A Sure and Changeless Word in a Changing World" from Psalm 119:89-91 will be held on Tuesday, June 8.

Please pray for our legislators as they gather for these meetings:

Pray for safety as they travel.

Pray for them as they take this time away from their families and jobs.

Pray for them as they deal with many issues important to our state.

Pray that our Bible study and other aspects of our ministry will be a challenge and encouragement to our leaders.

You can learn more about the legislative interim committee assignments and meetings at the West Virginia Legislature web site.

Interim Bible Study: "A Sure and Changeless Word in a Changing World"

From this month's interim Bible study on Psalm 119:89-91, "A Sure and Changeless Word in a Changing World":

Grasping this truth of the unchanging nature of God and His Word should cause two responses in our hearts. First, as we comprehend God’s absolute holiness and perfection of moral character, we realize the holy moral standards found in Scripture based on that character never change, shift, or go out of style. This should result in a deep realization and conviction of our sinfulness before Him and a fear of the wrath under which we find ourselves because of our sinful rebellion.

Second, we rejoice as we read of the Good News of the mercy and grace of God and the promise of the redemption we can find through repentance and faith in Christ and His work as He suffered and died on the cross and rose again. This brings hope and joy as we realize we can have our sins forgiven and Christ’s goodness given to us. We find assurance of a right relationship with God because of the promises we find in His Word. As believers we find great comfort and assurance in the promises God has given us in His Word. As sure as the sun will rise in the morning we can be certain of God fulfilling His promises to save, keep, and care for us as His children.

You can download the complete study here.