Teach Your Men About the Bible
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, June 08 2008 19:00|
Teach your men how to read, study, and use their Bibles. Spurgeon once lamented that he could find ten men who would die for the Bible for every one who would actually read it.
Teach your men to trust the Bible. Early in his ministry Billy Graham attended a conference with some top seminary professors and intellectuals high up on a mountain in California. They told Mr. Graham their doubts about the Bible and showed him what they called the contradictions in the Bible.
He was young. He had only been out of school for a short while and was having his first experiences in preaching. These men were persuasive, and he began to doubt. Finally, he wandered out into the mountains, found a tree stump, and laid his open Bible on it.
“Oh, Lord,” he said, “I do not understand everything in that book, but I accept it by faith as Your Word.”
From that time his preaching was marked by a new and God-given authority. Preaching the Scriptures in the power of the Holy Spirit he has seen multiplied thousands turn to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith.
Teach your men:
Our job as teachers is to explain the Bible, not explain it away. A Great Bible Teacher is not a Great Teacher of the Bible, but the Teacher of a Great Bible. We use Scripture to explain our experience, not our experience to explain Scripture. Without the Bible to guide you, every path not obviously evil will seem obviously worthwhile.
Yours for changed lives,