Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Reason To Stay In The Text

A coworker who has just started attending church said, “I’ll never learn the Bible. My pastor starts in one section and then goes to another and then another and then another.”

I’m sure her pastor is well meaning; but here is another reason to stay in a text when we preach or teach rather than go proof-texting here and there and everywhere - it can be just plain confusing for folks to follow and it causes some people to despair of ever knowing the Bible. How much better to spend time in a passage so that when we’re done folks will have experienced the text - they may not yet know all the rooms in the mansion but hopefully they’ll know that one.

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