I love studying the Bible with people. Whither it is in a class where I am teaching, like Sunday morning where I am teaching currently on the “Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, or on Wednesday night where brother Mac Johanson is teaching on 1 Corinthians, or in a one on one in any venue. I have been known to study with people most anywhere, even a fast food restaurant parking lot. I just LOVE to study the Bible with people. It is a joy to see people interested in studying God’s Word. There is little better than that in this world.
I love history, and the Bible is a book of history. I love God, and the Bible is the revelation of God’s will for us and his letter of love to us. I love people and the Bible is the greatest book for the improvement of man’s condition. I love reading about TRUE adventures, and the Bible is full of them, and they are, above all else, true.
When knowledgeable people get together to discuss the scriptures the proverb/parable in Proverbs 27:17 is met, Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
The reason there is so much diversity in the world by people that claim to follow the same book is due to a lack of study, today, and in the past as well. To a preacher that would teach error, it would be a fearful thing to address an audience that knows the scriptures. Sadly, there are too many people that teach things from “Christian pulpits” today and in the past that are contradicted by the word of God, without any real fear of challenge.
An honest Bible teacher/preacher would have no fear of someone they are trying to teach, asking to see what is being taught, in the scriptures. The apostles and preachers of the first century didn’t mind it. “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11. For a godly preacher it is good thing to hear you are studying the Bible.
Don’t be caught swallowing just anything. Choose to be in Bible study this week. We offer three times publicly, but we can make arrangements outside of these times study as well.