Looking Back to Move Forward
On Sunday, we began a new preaching series on the book of Deuteronomy. I am looking forward to this study. It will be a challenging study with many great opportunities for us to examine ourselves individually and corporately as we seek to serve our God and love Him with all our hearts, souls, and minds.
I’m going to post a blog from time to time during the week. It may be a review of the previous sermon, some weeks may be a peek ahead. As always, I urge you to read the passages being preached for yourselves, diving into them and making observations, interpretations, and applications. This is called inductive Bible study.
I found the video link here to be very helpful, as it summarizes the book of Deuteronomy. It may be worth it for you to watch it, and it is less than 8 minutes long.
This week we looked at the first 8 verses of Deuteronomy. Next Sunday, we will focus on Deuteronomy 1:9-18. Take some time to read this text and make some observations. Who is it written to? What is it saying to the original readers or listeners of the passage? Who is speaking in the passage, and who is he speaking to? Perhaps you may seek the action verbs, or the repeated words. These are just some examples of how we should take time to examine a passage before drawing conclusions about the application for us as Christians today. Preparing in this way, by making observations of the passage, you will be even more prepared to receive the sermon on this passage. If you have questions or observations, you would like to share with me, I would love to hear from you, so please email me if you would like.
I will see you on Sunday as we begin this adventure of studying Deuteronomy together!
Here is the YouTube video I mentioned:
Here is Sunday's sermon if you haven't already listened to it: