Every week, while I'm studying God's Word and preparing to preach I write down everything I notice in the text. Things like how it fits with the previous text and what comes next, how it fits in the broader story of redemption, and where I see similar themes in other areas of scripture. This process helps to bring understanding to me before I even begin to consider how to teach it to the church.
The closer I get to Sunday, the more I've zeroed in on what is essential for that week. Obviously a lot of really fruitful Bible study gets left behind or cut out of the sermon. It doesn't mean it was worthless, it just means I thought it would be distracting from the main point of the text or I simply didn't have time to share it. My aim with these posts is to be able to store some of these cuttings in a place where I can share them with you. We'll call this The Foundry. It brings to mind the cutting and melting of metal to form a finished project. On the floor are plenty of valuable scraps that can be put to good use.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Right?
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January 8, 2019The Foundry