March 2, 2016
Our leaders are facing many difficult problems during this regular session. With the steep decline of the coal industry, how do we grow and develop our economy? How do we deal with the drug problem? How do we balance the state's budget? There is much discussion, debate, and argument as to how to deal with these and other important issues. There are certainly different ways to approach these problems. There may well be different ways of solving these dilemmas.
As challenging as these issues are, each of us face an infinitely more difficult problem of much greater importance. How do we as sinful people be made right with a Holy God? The Bible makes it clear there is only one answer. This is what Jesus proclaims in what is probably His most powerful "I Am" statement: "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one come to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6). This is the topic of this week's Bible study at the West Virginia capitol.
- The many problems and issues dealt with by our legislators often distract them from their most important problem - their relationship with Christ. Please pray that God will use our ministry as well as other means and circumstances to work in the hearts of our leaders.
- Pray that believers serving in the statehouse will remember that despite the importance of the political process in which they serve, the Good News of the gospel is the only way to ultimately solve the problems facing our state and our nation.
- We are now in the last two weeks of the regular session. Pray for our leaders during the long hours and stressful days to come. Pray that our last two Bible studies, as well our budget week Bible study might convict those who do not know Christ and edify those who are following Him.
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