Not a Time for Lessons

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Search the scriptures; for in them you think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (John 5: 39, 40)

They do it all over the continent every Sunday morning. Open their Bibles or  gaze upon the overhead screen. Try to glean the import of magic words. These are the words of God and they contain pathways to victory, purpose and satisfaction. Let us look at the original languages. Let us compare parallel passages. Let us look for the promise here and the fulfillment over yonder.  Isn’t it all wonderfully convincing and cohesive? Didn’t Pastor put an interesting spin on his life illustrations?

But where is Jesus in all of this learning? Where is the sense of His loyalty, compassion and coaching? Are we simply receiving knowledge when that which our Lord yearns to…

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