Friday, March 05, 2010

Teaching for Spiritual Maturity

I appreciated Mark Batterson's insight:

"I think my preaching paradigm is shifting. I've always believed that as a preacher I'm called to study the word and teach the word, but that is changing as our congregation reads through the Bible together. My job is NOT to just study and teach the Bible. My job is to teach our congregation to study the Bible. That is a subtle yet huge difference. The prior approach leads to spiritual codependency. The latter leads to spiritual maturity."

It's important that your teaching ministry make disciples, who themselves are focused on Jesus.

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