It’s Monday morning, do you recall what you heard at church on Sunday?
I’ve been inspired by many great speakers and preachers, but I wonder how often we really engage God through the Scriptures during our church gatherings?
I’m sure I’ve heard Scripture, at least audibly, in every church that I’ve attended, but I wonder how often people truly encounter God through the Scriptures.
From what I can tell of what Scripture says of itself is that it was worth meditating upon day and night. It was often engaged as a community. The Scriptures led to revival and transformation.
Yet I wonder how often ‘preachers’ get in the way of allowing the Scriptures to speak? How often do we deny people the opportunity to wrestle with God’s words personally, for themselves, with one another? How often do we allow people to use their own imagination, to question and doubt, and to emotionally invest themselves into the Story of the Scriptures?