How the read the Bible, by N.T. Wright

Last weekend, I taught on the importance of obeying God’s word, then posted a follow-up on the devotional beauty of reading through Scripture for fun. But we should also remember that the Scriptures are more than fun. They are alive (Heb. 4:12). They are inspired (2 Tim. 3:16). They sanctify (Jn. 17:17). They renew (Rom. 12:2). They transform (2 Tim. 3:17). So we want more than mere pleasure; we want the power of God revealed through them.

But where do we start? And what do we do with it?

Below is a brilliant, six-minute explanation by N.T. Wright on how to read the Bible.

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB where he is committed to challenging Santa Barbara's independence by calling the city to follow Jesus. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting Peoples, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

Posted on November 7, 2011, in erratic, gospel, personal, reading, theology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. “Take away all the moral beauty and sweetness in the Word, and the Bible is left wholly a dead letter, a dry, lifeless, tasteless thing. By this is seen the true foundation of our duty, the worthiness of God to be so esteemed, honoured, loved, submitted to, and served, as He requires of us, and the amiableness of the duties themselves that are required of us.”
    – Jonathan Edwards

    How sweet is the calling to worship dutifully through tangible relationship with the Word of God who is Jesus Christ!

    Thank you for sharing, Chris! This was such a beautiful exposition of the mere beauty that our spirits have access to on a daily basis. A much needed reminder.

  2. This was SO GOOD. Thank you for posting this. Seriously.

  3. This was SO GOOD. Thank you for posting this. Seriously.
    – the above post was mine, but it came up weird. Sorry.

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