Time for some right dividing


Preparing to preach I'm remind of how much work it takes to accurately handle the Word of truth.

Preparing to preach I’m remind of how much work it takes to accurately handle the Word of truth.

I’ve been thinking about Scriptures relating to parenting and children and teaching this week (click here and here for previous posts). I’m preaching a topical sermon on Sunday and the title is, “Parent’s responsibility to teach their children.”

Truth is I don’t particularly enjoy topical sermons or the preparation there of, much preferring to listen to and preach on a consecutive book study preached expositorily (um, any idea how to spell this correctly?). But we’re working through a paradigm shift at the chapel where I worship and so we’ve been preaching on Sunday School, children and the church.

As I’ve been preparing I’m constantly reminded of Paul’s words to Timothy:

15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Want to hear the verse in context? 2 Timothy 2
What is this about?

What a weight of responsibility this teaching, preparation and study is.

Do you approach study in a diligent, studious, workmanlike way? When you measure your current knowledge of Scripture are you satisfied that you’re growing in the knowledge of Christ our Saviour? Go read Psalm 1 for the divine mix of living and swoting.

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