Monday, September 10, 2012

Capitol Bible Study: "The Great Lawmaker"

Legislators, elected officials, and other government leaders have an extremely important role to play in our state and throughout our nation. At the statehouse level these leaders propose, pass, interpret, and enforce laws that affect every citizen. The term “legislator” comes from two Latin words that mean “law bringer”. Indeed, the making of laws is a daunting responsibility. Our legislators have the authority to make laws because it has been given them by the people.
As lawmakers, our leaders need to consider their relationship with The Great Lawmaker. This is the topic of this month’s Bible study during the interim committee meetings at the West Virginia state Capitol. These meeting will be held on September 10-12 with our Bible study taking place on Tuesday, September 11 at 12:00 noon.
Our study entitled "The Great Lawmaker", will consider the important issue of the purpose of God’s law. Most in the capitol believe that Christianity or religion is all about being a good person. God’s law was given to show us that none us are good and that salvation only comes through Christ, His goodness, and His work on our behalf on the cross. You download a copy of our Bible study here.
This is a vital message for those serving in the capitol community, and again we are overjoyed to share the good news of the gospel in the statehouse. Please be in prayer for the notes as they are distributed to every legislator and elected official and for our study on Tuesday.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pray for Interim Committee Meetings and 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 September 10-12.

During the interim meetings, Capitol Commission provides Bible studies for our legislators and elected officials at the capitol. Our study for this month is entitled "The Great Lawmaker" and will be held on Tuesday, September 11.

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.