Has it really been almost a month since I’ve blogged? I apologize.
Here’s a great paragraph from Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis about staying word-centered and gospel-centered:
Imagine you are teaching the Bible to a group of young teenagers. Most of them are not taking a bit of notice. You have worked hard to be both true to the text and relevant to the youngsters. But they are just flicking pieces of paper at each other. It might be tempting to play some games to show that Christians can have fun too or to sing more songs so they will encounter God in the music. It is moments like these that we need to hold on to the conviction that God is known and God works through the words of Jesus. Christian ministry must be gospel-centered (p. 24).