Open the Word of God

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season, Convince, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and teaching”

2 Timothy 4:2

Bible

Something that really bothers me is to go to church and hear someone stand up and preach without an open Bible. Or maybe he will quote a text and close the Bible and then make a speech.

What we need to do is to read the book and study it. Let me tell you what I think preaching the Word of God is. I think it is taking a passage of Scripture, reading that passage, analyzing it, organizing it, illustrating it, and applying it.

I believe there's a famine in the land today for that kind of preaching, where people can understand the Bible. That’s the kind of preaching that will ultimately build great Christians.

ACTION POINT

When you heed the Word of God, it’s going to produce three things: First, sorrow. Then joy. And then obedience. Just obey the Word of God.