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Watson on Reading and Hearing the Word - by Michael Phillips
Reading and Hearing the Word - Part 1 of 4
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Revelation 1:3
Jul 02, 2003 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's assistance, we'll start a new Puritan study called Thomas Watson on Reading and Hearing the Word. The Word of God is full of blessing. It "equips [the believer] for every good work"; for the unbeliever, it is "the power of God unto salvation". One cannot overestimate its value or praise God's Word too highly. It is a Word-beautiful, good, true, and powerful. But it is not magical! A Bible collecting dust on your coffee table does you no good; a sermon slept through is worse than useless. Owning a Bible and attending church are not enough. We have to become good readers and good hearers of God's Word. How do we do this? Part of the work is mental: the study of grammar, vocabulary, history, logic, and so on, can be very helpful in becoming better at reading and hearing the Word. But most of the work is spiritual. Some attitudes promote the reading and hearing of the Word; others hinder it. What are the qualities than make a good reader and hearer of the Word? How do we obtain them and grow in them? These are the issues we'll explore in our study-the Lord willing. The book we're using is Thomas Watson's classic, The Ten Commandments. If you have it, read the ... More >>>

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