LAST WEEK’S SERMON
Last Wednesday, we continued our series on studying God’s Word, which starts with US wanting to do something with it. Paul warned Timothy that there would come a time when the people would not want the sound doctrine that he was teaching, but would “heap to themselves teachers…”
We discussed a few practical ways we keep that from happening at our church:
- Say “Amen.” The word is a good one, and shows that we, the congregation (not only the preacher) affirm what God’s Word is saying.
- Bring Your Bible. Carrying a Bible speaks to what a congregation values and expects.
- Stay Awake. I used to work nights. Believe me… I know the struggle of sleepiness! But stay in the struggle.
- Sit up. Your posture tells others how interested you are in what’s going on. Be eager to hear God’s Word.
- Don’t talk. Again, the congregation’s attitude toward the Word of God shows through everything they do.
- Pre-read texts. If you know what’s coming, do your own personal study and anticipate what God wants to say to you through the passage.
- Don’t just be a hearer of the Word, but a doer. When the Holy Spirit convicts you to make a change, don’t deceive yourself by ignoring Him. Make a plan and do what God says. Pastor Ryan