Listening & Doing
Is it easy to fool yourself? We think so. This past Friday, we listened to an important message on James 1:19-25 where we heard all the ways that it is possible for people to fool themselves - we think we're okay, we're good, we're better than others, but all along we're blind to the ways we fall short.
Our staff Eric Choi shared on his experiences when he realized he was fooling himself, and needed God's Word to set him straight. It's only through listening to and obeying God's Word that we see the truth, and the truth sets us free. However, we can easily dismiss God's Word and become like impenetrable missiles that don't let anything sink through! At the end of the message, there was a convicting activity where people wrote on paper what prevents them from obeying God's Word, and "disarmed" that thought by wrapping it around a nerf gun piece and dropping it.
And lastly, we ended the night with another obstacle course! This time about listening and obeying instructions. Our students had a fun time and they got the point of the lesson.
"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." - James 1:22-25