Looking for something more profound

Find myself regularly repeating this truth: When you go to any church or to hear any speaker do you expect to hear something greater than the word of God you already have in your hands, written down before your very eyes? This is one of the great issues today, that masses of people expect to hear something greater or more profound than the plain words of God they already possess, which anyone can understand.

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2 Responses to “Looking for something more profound”

  1. Milind Says:

    Very true brother!

    We often see believers getting bored if they don’t hear something new and some preachers saying – I have nothing new for you…

    But I feel when we hear the Word preached correctly, it should inspire us and edify us and satisfy us that we are hearing and walking in the truth.

    Many like Jer 33:3 -‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ This is fine but we ought to examine our lives and see how much faithful we have been in what has already been revealed to us. If we have not been true in the former how can we be trustworthy for the newer? It would then be just to satisfy our head knowledge and no real application in real life (since have not been true to what we already know).

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Yes, I’m sure the Holy Spirit does not allow us to skip lessons or give us a free pass to jump a level if we flunk the test, for if He allowed that He would not be dealing faithfully with us. True teachers and prophets help people understand truth within the parameters of Scripture, which is often perceived as “new” by those unfamiliar with Scripture. Bottom-line, for me, is we should appeal to Scripture alone. And this is predicated upon the hearers knowing Scripture. How can one test something if the Scripture is not already engraved in their heart and mind? So the process is more of confirmation than of new information.

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