THE BRIDE’S DEVOTIONAL GUIDE NOVEMBER 19 Theme: STAY WITH THE WORD Text: 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Galatians 1:6-9 Memory Verse: “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed”. Galatians 1:9 Hymn 52: HE BROUGHT ME OUT MESSAGE: When you go to some churches and compare what they do with what you read in the Bible, it makes you wonder if that place is really the church of God or something. In some places, all that you see is just ceremony or prophesy or miracle, signs and wonders for the greatest portion of the service. Such churches barely devote anytime to the study and the preaching of the Word of God, and this shows in the activities that are carried out in such churches. It is in such churches that you see women pastors, women uncovering their hair, comedians at the altar, all sorts of bazaars and jamboree in what is supposed to be the church of the living God and this is all in a bid to attract people to their church. Unfortunately, such churches only attract crowds but have nothing to feed such people spiritually and as such have to keep using such attractions to try to keep them. The Word of God is the center focus of true Church of Jesus Christ. The Word of God is God Himself among us. A church that devotes time to the sharing of the Word of God will have members who are grounded in the Scriptures and will not be easily deceived when every wind of doctrine comes blowing. A church that is centered around the Word of God will not be prone to error, but will rather equip its members to be better disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and seasoned warriors of Christ who will effectively point others to Him and help them growing in their walk with Him. Churches that don’t have the word of God are without the presence of God, God Himself dries up the anointing from among them and what you have is a group of people simulating the presence of God with lights, music and all sorts of beautiful man-made ideas to keep the people entertained, but ultimately God is not there and such a church is nothing but a wide expressway to Hell. Is your life as a church of the Lord Jesus Christ staying on the word of God or have you wandered after other things? WORSHIP/PRAISE GOD AND THEN TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRAYER POINTS: ♀1: Oh God! Help me to stay with your word at all times. ♀2: Holy Spirit, restore me in my walk with you. Set me free from distraction that has stolen my attention from the word of God.