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Dear Friends at CTK, 
 
I read a lot. Whether books, articles, or blogs, reading is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of a culture. One thing I have noticed both inside the church and in our society at large, is that we like to selectively choose which Bible verses we want to apply to our lives. This is something that has always happened and yet I am noticing it more and more from pastors, politicians, and people on social media. 
 
In our culture, we are learning to be cherry-pickers. Just to clarify what I mean by this, cherry-picking is defined as: the action or practice of choosing and taking only the most beneficial or profitable items, opportunities, etc., from what is available.  When it comes to reading scripture, the current trend is to adhere to and quote from the parts we agree with, while ignoring and rejecting the parts we do not. Most of the time, the parts of the Bible we cling to tend to benefit our own agendas and belief systems while the ones we reject would cause us to have to re-evaluate the way we are living. 
 
When the Apostle Paul was speaking to the leaders from the church in Ephesus, he said, “I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:26-27). Notice the phrase, “The whole counsel of God.” Paul was able to honestly state that in his life and teaching, he focused on the entirety of the Bible, not simply the parts he personally liked. Would we be able to proclaim the same thing today!
 
At Christ the King Community Church, we do not cherry-pick our Bibles… We are about the whole counsel of God. As one wise person once said, “We do not want to change the Word of God. We desire to be changed by the Word.” Let us encourage each other as we seek Him together!
 
Love to all, 
Tim Davis.                                                                            
 
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:2). 
                                    

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