Thursday, May 23

Farther In and Deeper Down a resurgence in expository preaching. While I was in Africa, my mission was to teach a group of preachers, lay people, and attentive Christians how to study scripture. The idea was that we, the missionaries, could preach all day long but when we leave, who would do the work? If we could train Ugandans to study scripture, then Ugandans can reach the Ugandan people with the Truth. They could discover the Truth for themselves, and that carries far more power than our standing over their shoulder. The key to any successful Christian life lies in scripture, its study and its learning. Without it, we are lost. John 8:32 ‘And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ What better place to go for truth than to the Author of Truth?



  1. Ow, ow, ow. I know I’m being picky with this, but bad spelling really, really bugs me. It gets in the way of what’s being written, and causes me to pay attention to the misspellings instead of what you’re saying. Maybe you could run it through Word before posting. Of course, now that I’ve said that, I’ll probably find out that I’ve misspelled words all over the place…

    Back to the main subject, it’s good to see that people are interested in digging into the Bible to find out what it’s really saying. Too many people just grab at a few random verses to “support” their point of view, without getting deep down to find out what it really means. Good article.

  2. Ok… one misspelled word! sheesh, a simple typo. incidently… normally i do run my posts through word, i just didn’t that time.

  3. I counted four, actually, but to torment you, I shall refrain from pointing them out.

  4. In regards to second post: I agree Jon. Even though we are seperating as far as theology is concerned, I think we would both agree that the protestant groups suffer from a lack of accurate logical aplogetics. So many arguments floating around the chritians I grew up with are full of some really obvious holes. This stems from a lack of Biblical source, and many other things. We need a lot more focus of solid Biblical foundations in the discipleship of Christian, and less pat answers to important issues.

  5. Count again… I found only three, the word Father being properly spelled as Farther, and Turth as Truth, and bad use of the apostrophe with Ugandan’s which should have been Ugandans.

  6. <hangs head in utter shame> at least i’m among good company… thats the most common misuse of apostrophe.

  7. Well, I guess I can’t complain too much, since I just misspelled my own name in that last comment.