Any reading of Scripture that increases my pride is not a biblical approach to the Bible.
Psalm 19; 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Many paths to arrogance
Pastor Paul and I decided this summer to focus our Corinth sermons on a series of topics rather than on a book of the Bible, as we usually do. We’re calling these sermons “Truths that Live.” We hope we have some topics that connect your life and God’s truth.
We begin with “Biblical Authority,” because it’s the foundation for every other topic we’ll touch this summer – or anytime. A “Reformed” church seeks to base our identity, our worship, our preaching and teaching, and all of our common life on the Bible.
I have lived most of my adult life hearing two very different approaches to the Bible. Thirty-eight years ago God called Linda and me into the United Church of Christ, and there have been many times during the years I have heard – from inside the church! – views of the Bible that sounded to me like outright disdain. Whether it was the language for God or how we discuss what’s right and wrong, sometimes there was outright mockery of the Bible. Read more »