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Listening to God's Word

We must strive to live in confident expectation of God’s voice.

This week, BuildingChurchLeaders.com and some of our sister sites are joining to think seriously about Scripture. An exciting foray into this topic begins with an interactive assessment: The Hermeneutics Quiz, by Scot McKnight. This quiz will give you an insightful perspective into the way in which you interpret Scripture.

For other considerations, read Scot's article on the Leadership website, or dive into the post below.

A church's ability to minister to people hinges on its confidence in the Word of God. A low-confidence church can't teach or preach or serve with any real sense of expectation. It can't profess assurance that God speaks or that listening for his voice is worthwhile. A high-confidence church lives in another reality: a realm in which God speaks and acts, calls and sends.

The divide here isn't a clear-cut, liberal-conservative issue. It isn't an issue that can be dealt with primarily on an institutional level. Confidence in the Word of God is intensely personal. The question ...

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