April 24, 2017

A Very High Privilege Indeed!

Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about what it means to “Preach the Word.”

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Very few people stand up in a meeting and tell their friends what they should believe, or how they should live, or why they should feel a certain way.

But that is what we pastors do quite regularly.

We had better have a good reason and source for doing this. Like, a Word from the Creator of this whole thing called life.

And the good news is, we have it–the same Scriptures from which our Lord Jesus taught, with the addition of the New Testament added to the Old, and all about Him.

Why would we substitute our own human thoughts for God’s, as a basis for our sermons?

Why would we read some verses and dive into our humanistic philosophies that prove to be interesting or entertaining or popular, but that do not preach and expose the Word from above?

“Preach the Word,” the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy and to us (II Tim. 4:2).

This month we own up to that, reaffirm it, urge the most popular preacher in America to change his ways, and add some practical thoughts on being creative in our serious attempts to get people to receive and practice the Word.

To adjust what they believe, change the way they live, and worship and rejoice because of the way they feel in response.

Seriously, because of the high privilege,

Knute, for Jeff and Jim

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The three experienced pastors in these videos are: Jeff Bogue, of Grace Church, in several locations in the greater-Akron area of Ohio; Jim Brown, of Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana, a church known for its strong growth, family and men’s ministries, and community response teams; and Knute Larson, a coach of pastors, who previously led The Chapel in Akron for 26 years.