Wrestling with the TEXT
For the past two weeks I have been reading and studying the book of James. I have consulted the commentaries, listened to some sermons online, talked with my fellow pastors about it, read and review my message for tomorrow.
I also pray and ask God – what does He want to say to the church. We look at the needs of the church and tailor fit it to the hearers.
I call it wrestling with the text. You struggle with it. You change sweat with the author of the Bible. You never stop till he says “give up”. You get the RAW word of God. You dont sugar coat it. You say it as it is. If it mean using strong words then do it.
Sunday is going to be a SMACK DOWN event! Can’t wait to preach in Greenhills after 3 weeks.