Hermeneutics

5 Things To Look For When Listening To A Sermon

5 Things To Look For When Listening To A Sermon

As Biblically Sound Women, we know that The Bible is not just a book that we use to get our points across or sift through to collect ideas to craft a good message. The Bible is God's authoritative Word that we look to to know more about who God is, what He has done, what He will do and receive guidance on how those things should cause us to live. It is a historical account of God's goodness and mercy towards His people, His posture towards sin and unrighteousness, His faithfulness in securing redemption for those He came to save, and His plans for the future consummation in which Christ will return back for The Church He died for. If the sermons we're listening to are not revering God and His Word in this way, then they are not being faithful to it, no matter how many pages they flip through and Scriptures they quote.

How Should I Apply Scripture?

How Should I Apply Scripture?

In The Spirit's divine work of carrying men along as they spoke from God in writing Scripture, we mustn't forget an important aspect of Bible reading and studying. Every book has a specific readership who heard the writings of that specific author first. And because this is true, there are some things that the author is trying to communicate directly to that audience that would impact the way they lived their lives and the things that they believed about God. So, before we can accurately make an application of a text we read, to our own lives, we must first honor the author's goal in writing, learn about the original audience who was on the receiving end and see what the text is overall communicating about the triune God.