1. Someone can be saved on the merest snippet of truth then spend a lifetime making sense of it.Amen. I'm trying to help our congregation put that first point into practice. This past Lord's Day I reminded my congregation that the job of preaching is not to "boil down" the Bible into a nice sound bite. God has already boiled his Word down, so to speak, into the Bible itself. Our job as preachers is not to boil down but to open up---to open the minds and hearts of our hearers to the transforming vastness of the Word.
2. The gospel actually includes the entire teaching of the bible and thus cannot be adequately contained in any system.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Adrian Warnock has recently made two important points about the gospel: