Jul 31, 2010

Application to Pastor Then People

“If understood properly, the biblical text will change you as much as it will change the lives of the people in your congregation. As you learn new ways to love and serve god, you can share those ideas with your congregation and help them grow. A pastor needs to dig deeply into the biblical text so that he can lead his congregation into those depths. Scripture becomes a well that energizes both pastor and congregation. Sheep only follow a shepherd as far as a shepherd can lead them, and your love and depth of understanding of Scripture will either exhilarate your congregation, or they will grow bored with its shallowness.”

Paul D. Wegner, Using Old Testament Hebrew in Preaching: A Guide for Students and Pastors (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009), 84.

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