This Wednesday, we have guest speaker Rebecca Savell teaching on homiletics. Homiletics is the analysis of scripture for discourse, teaching, and application. So why is it important to study scripture in order to apply it? Because as believers, we are instructed to dig into God’s Word and live according to it!
The first step to homiletics is to pray. We need to ask God to speak to us through the Holy Spirit, and to help us take it slow and dig deep! We don’t HAVE to finish immediately; we can take our time and truly learn what God is saying to us. The next step is to delve into the content and divide it into more easily digestible chunks so we don’t become overwhelmed with so much information. We don’t try to analyze yet or interpret. Lastly, we divide even further into smaller bites and tackle each section to gain a complete understanding of what we are reading.
I have been writing about Jesus’ messages to the seven churches of Revelation. Today, we’ll continue with a look at the church at Pergamos. Pergamos, as stated last week, vied with Ephesus and Smyrna for the title, “First City of Asia”. Pergamos was briefly the capital of the Roman province of Asia, before the capital was […]