Sunday, September 27, 2009
I am officially back on line~ the computers up and running! So, here's my question for the day... Is the Bible enough for teaching and discipling young christians (talking twenty somethings, but really any age)? Seriously! Do we need more than the word? Fancy movies and books and programs? Hmmm.... give me your feed back!
So, here's my general frustration... the Bible seems to play such a small part in our churches (and, dare I even say, our Christian homes) and has taken second place to movies and the newest books on the market. We have gotten so caught up in the newest national pastor, author, publication that we forget about teaching the Bible even in Sunday School classes and Bible studies. Supplements are great, but not at the expense of the Bible itself in our churches. How do we expect to raise a generation of children who will make a difference in the kingdom if we don't first teach them how to use their swords? How will we know how to decipher the bombardment of false beliefs that are constantly being thrown at us by the enemy if we haven't armed ourselves first? Why is the Bible not the first obvious choice for small group studies in a christian setting, rather than deciding on some book or movie? I agree that these supplements are great, but let's put the word of God first.