It is wonderful and comforting to know that:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work (2 Tim 3:16-17),”
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence (2 Pet 1:3),”
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account (Heb 4:12-13).”
However, the best tools still require the skill of the craftsman to fulfill their purpose. This is the goal for the “Living Our Faith” series. I will be examining a passage of Scripture and providing points of application. I pray that my training and experience as a counselor who specialized in hermeneutics (big word for principles of biblical interpretation) during my theological training will allow this series to be of value to those who utilize it.
The biblical texts that are chosen will correlate with the Southern Baptist “Explore the Bible” Sunday School curriculum. This series is not endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention or the “Explore the Bible” curriculum, and the material is written independently from their lessons. The goal is to provide the supplement two weeks before a text is scheduled to be taught, so that the teacher can use the material in their lesson preparations.
These application supplements can be used to enrich any personal Bible study, group study, or sermon series. If you use these supplements in your teaching or preaching ministry, it is asked that you do not change the content in any way or charge for them. This series is intended to be a free resource to assist lay and pastoral teachers.