Are You Feeding Your People God’s Word?

How often have we evangelical priests betrayed our confession and our calling. Hungry people come to us ministers and college and seminary teachers for bread, but we give them stones. Our children come to their Sunday school teachers for a word from God, but they concentrate on entertaining them, thinking they have done well to get through another forty-minute session without a major disturbance.

Every week we gather as the Lord’s people, but we fill the Sunday morning service with all kinds of activity, so we don’t have time for a word from God. And when genuinely hungry people come to receive a fresh revelation from God through the words of the preacher, we fill their plates with the husks, the chaff, and the peelings of human wisdom. Too often we are more concerned to impress our hearers with our breadth of knowledge in the fields of psychology, philosophy, science, and literature, than in communicating a passionate word from God. It is no wonder that we suffer from such an epidemic of spiritual anemia and rickets of the heart.

 Question

  1. Are you feeding your people God’s Word?

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From “Reviving God’s Covenant with Levi: Reflections on Malachi 2:1-9” in Reformation and Revival 4, no. 3 (Summer 1995): 126.

Spiritual Warfare in Marriage, Family, and Vocation

It is significant that Paul’s classic exposition of spiritual warfare comes immediately after his instructions about Christians living in marriage, family and the workplace. In all these realms, there is a battle to be fought if we are to be able “to stand” (rather than sink or swim with the tide), and to fulfill our role as messengers of the “gospel of peace” (Eph. 6:15, echoing Isa. 52:7).

Question for Reflection

  1. Do you find there is always a battle to be fought in these areas of your life?

Resources

The Mission of God’s People by Christopher Wright

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