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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The term ''professional Bible-study" may be taken in a twofold sense, either making Bible-study one's profession or studying the Bible in connection with, preparatory for, in a manner appropriate to, one's profession. In both senses the faithful pastor should be a professional Bible-student. Above all, a pastor is to be able to teach, 1 Tim. 3: 2; 2 Tim. 2: 2, teach, not man's wisdom, but that wisdom of God in a mystery revealed only in Holy Scripture, 1 Cor. 2: 6-15. Hence he cannot be and remain a faithful pastor without making this Book the subject of his life's study, without making it his life's purpose to become better acquainted with the Bible and all that concerns the Bible.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Corinthians 2:6-15; Psalm 3:5; 1 Timothy 4:16; Psalm 34:8;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"The Pastor's Professional Bible-Study,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 9, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol9/iss1/8