This past Sunday in The Vine, we learned that when it comes to growing our faith, doing, not knowing, is what makes the difference. During his lesson, Nick said, “Unapplied Scripture is like unapplied paint. You can have all the materials to pain a mural–paint, canvas, ability, paintbrush, etc., but unless you apply it–it’s pretty pointless.” When we read the Word, know the Word, but don’t apply it to our lives, what’s the point?
We then read 1 Timothy 4:12 (NLT), “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” As they looked forward, they saw empty paint cans spread throughout the room, each with a title on it: what you say, way you live, love, faith, & purity. Every can had different Scriptures inside that directly applied to those areas of our lives. Students had the opportunity to “apply some Scripture,” and after reflection and prayer, they came up and chose a verse out of the can and then wrote what area of their life they needed to “apply some paint” by writing that word on the canvas. God wants us to be an example in EVERY area of our lives.