Figuring Out How to Preach and What the Word Says

Tuesday is for Tozer

Preaching: Imperfect Interpreters

“Having been born again…through the word of God which lives and abides forever…. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.”   –1 Peter 1:23,25

Tozer comments with great honesty about the difficulty of speaking the words of truth.

“Now, I suppose more people would like me if I were to declare that I preach the Bible and nothing but the Bible. I attempt to do that, but honesty compels me to say that the best I can do is to preach the Bible as I understand it. I trust that through your prayers and the Spirit of Christ my understanding may be right. If you pray and if I yield and trust, perhaps what we get from First Peter will indeed be approximately what Peter would say if he were here in person. We will stay as close as we can to the Word of the Living God.” 

A.W. Tozer; I Call It Heresy!, 17-18.

This is my passion as well. May God make my understanding and explanation of His word clearer with every reading, every meditation, every study, and every teaching, so that the people of God hear less of me and more of Him. I need the prayers of my brothers and sisters in Christ. 


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