6th Monday after Easter

Ephesians 5:6–14, 1 Thessalonians 5:12–22, 1 John 4:1–6

Testing is never easy and rarely is it fun. However, it is something that needs to be done.

It is we who often need to test ourselves and be the testers of our friends and family. We never really want to test ourselves, and we usually want to avoid testing those close to us, as it often hurts.

Yet, we are called—even directed—to test. We are especially called to test people, practices, and perspectives against God’s Word and in the community of believers.

There is always something that we need to test. If we aren’t testing something, are we even listing for God?

1) What practices do you have to test?

2) Have you ever had someone tell you that God’s Word has changed? What do you do?

3) When have you had to test family or friends? About what? How did that go?

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.