Monday, June 16, 2008
In keeping with our intentions to immerse ourselves together in the Sermon on the Mount, I wanted to offer some words of guidance.
First-- let's work off of a shared translation--- The TNIV (Today's New International Version). You can find a printable version of the text via this link.
Second-- my encouragement is to spend the next 30 days reading the text one time per day in a slow and deliberate fashion. If possible, do it first thing.
Third-- I would like to see a blog post from each one of you over the next 30 days that simply reflects on how the daily reading of this common text is impacting you.
After this we will work together to develop some "rememberizing" strategies (as my son David likes to say).
Could there be a more significant sermon (or collection of Jesus sayings) in all of the Bible? Has there ever been a more significant sermon ever put together? We have a great opportunity to gather around it as a team and then to let it shape our KingdomTide semester ahead.
Hope you are having a good summer. Would you mind entering a comment to this post to let us know that you are up and on board with the blog?
Posted by John David Walt at 8:34 AM