We heard in church both Sunday and Wednesday night, one doesn't have to be SMART to be saved. Jesus said,"Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. If someone is trying to sway you to believe their way of salvation and is telling you, you aren't wise enough or smart enough to interpret the scripture, WATCH OUT! Remember the Bible says we are to come AS A CHILD, a simple faith that Jesus came, Jesus gave his life for you willingly because He LOVED you, Jesus rose from the grave and is now at the right hand of the FATHER interceding for His children. You don't have to be smart to be saved, you only have to ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior!
Willis Ehnle, on Sunday morning went one step farther, he asked us to believe as a child but also love one another as the greatest commandment is love.
Last night Craig Stickling had the service first opening to Exodus 17, and then Luke 18 reading from verse 15. Just come as a child. Craig expounded on both the first reading and the second. When the Israelites camped in Rephidim and there was no water, how they chided Moses and how God told Moses to strike the rock. What do we complain about, do we not trust that God will care for us. The Israelites had just seen God work many miracles but didn't trust that God would provide water. He spoke of the rich ruler that wanted to know what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. How that man had kept all the commandments, even the Honor thy father and mother FROM his youth. How he must have given the Lord almost everything but held just one small thing back. Do we do that, are we willing to give God most of our life, keeping just one small thing back that we cannot seem to give up?
Now confession time, I didn't want to go last night, tired, and just thought what difference will it make if I miss one Wednesday night. What a blessing I would have missed.