Concordia Theological Monthly

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bible study, pastor, congregation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


To make an attempt in this journal or anywhere else to create enthusiasm in ministers for a study of the Holy Scriptures would seem to be about as superfluous as urging a professional concert Pianist to keep in practise by frequently playing approved exercises, or a surgeon to continue performing and witnessing operations. Is there a minister who is not convinced that faithful, regular study of the Bible is a necessity for him? Still, human weakness being what it is and hindrances of thorough, consistent Bible-study by the pastor increasing with alarming rapidity, a few words on this subject, introductory to a discussion of methods of Bible-study for a pastor, will not be ruled out of order.


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Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 13:52; Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 9:27; Luke 11:13; James 1:5;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars