If there is any doubt in your mind that there is anything more important in the life of the Christian than the Word, these verses should remove it. Jesus Christ IS the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. You cannot imitate Christ without studying Him. His teachings are full of grace and truth.
There are a lot of good things going on in our churches that will not introduce anyone to the Living Word. We need to ensure that there is always an opportunity to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in every gathering that we host. Sometimes we believers get together in prayer, praise and worship, and forget that there may be someone in our midst with only barely a second-hand knowledge of the Gospel.
I fear that we are giving people the impression that worship is full of emotionalism, rather than the presence of God. We must stop and take time to share Jesus with our congregants in every service, even if we think everyone present is already saved. You never know who may meet Jesus for real for the first time. We have too many people using our churches for social gathering places with ladders to climb to successful, powerful positions. They know the stories in the Bible, but they don’t know THE WORD.
I challenge you to get to know Him, if you are one of those people. Having an academic knowledge of Him is not the same as knowing Him. Religion is knowing of Him, but relationship is actually knowing Him, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. Life in the Word really is better.