Comments on: Don’t waste your time on bones http://doctrineontap.com/2013/05/31/dont-waste-your-time-on-bones/ God...I thirst for you ~ Ps 63 Thu, 07 May 2015 21:37:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Patti Wicks http://doctrineontap.com/2013/05/31/dont-waste-your-time-on-bones/#comment-1998 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 03:35:13 +0000 http://christopherlazo.com/?p=4982#comment-1998 Oh so true.

Charles Swindoll in “Saying It Well:Touching Others With Your Words” refers to this as Longhorn sermon’s -a point here, a point there,and a lot o’ bull in between….”

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By: Lazo http://doctrineontap.com/2013/05/31/dont-waste-your-time-on-bones/#comment-1997 Fri, 31 May 2013 17:55:57 +0000 http://christopherlazo.com/?p=4982#comment-1997 Thanks Jayse.
I don’t have an exacting formula for this; I suppose it’s not always black and white. But my criteria is pretty simple: if something does not feed my soul and edify me, it may be a waste of time. This sounds pretty simple, but consider this. There are a lot of preachers who make me feel like my soul is being fed. Maybe it’s because they are really good communicators. Maybe it’s because every line out of their mouth is a sound-byte. Or maybe it’s because what their saying makes me feel better about myself. All of these can give me the impression that I’m getting fed, because I feel good. But if you uncover the fancy rhetoric, unpack the persuasive arguments, and dwell on the basic “thing” that they are teaching, is it Biblical truth? Is what they’re saying underneath all the beautiful language of any substance? And not only is it of biblical substance, but is it fiery biblical truth? I don’t want the Bible read to me like a kid. I want the Word of God to preach to my soul and mind.

I guess that’s what it looks like for me. But it might be nuanced for everyone else. But we can surely start here: is it accurate? and is my mind trained by the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit to know whether it is or not?

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By: Jayse Anspach http://doctrineontap.com/2013/05/31/dont-waste-your-time-on-bones/#comment-1996 Fri, 31 May 2013 17:00:20 +0000 http://christopherlazo.com/?p=4982#comment-1996 Hey Lazo, great post. How do you go about discerning whether a book, sermon, preacher, author, etc. is worthwhile? Is there some sort of criteria you use? ]]>