Brandon from “Eleutheros” has written a very poignant post called “Sacrifice for what’s real“. After talking about his desire to see the church being “a lighthouse to the community”, he reminds us of the scriptural account of John the Baptist’s followers coming to Jesus. They asked Jesus if he was the one, or should they wait for another. Jesus responded by reminding them of Scripture and the things that he had done. Here is Brandon’s conclusion:
Itâ€™s interesting that Jesus answers with scripture but He also tells the disciples to tell John what they themselves have seen and heard. I want to be a part of a church that is firmly grounded in the word of God with a knowledge of the scriptures and discipleship at its core. But that alone is not adequate. Iâ€™m not interested in a simply cognitive faith, and that alone will not sell to the next generation or radically change lives either. While itâ€™s vital that we be grounded by the word of God, we must live out His word experientially day by day. Otherwise the bible is just a history book of what God did…not what He does.
I love that paragraph! It reminds me of the importance of both teaching and living rightly.
I also appreciate that last question, and I wonder if I’ve spent more time viewing Scripture as a history of what God did, or a reminder of what God does.