One thing I will never forget is Tom saying it’s a sin to make Bible study boring.  That’s probably why I hated seminary.  And it’s probably why I don’t like listening to a lot of preachers.  But it’s a thought that has a lot of depth if we think about it.  For those that teach if our explanation of Scriptures are boring then we either have misunderstood them or have not been fully impacted by them.  

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 

Believer, has the beauty of Scripture escaped you?  Scripture is sufficient to teach and equip us for every good work.  We desperately need to pray for the Holy Spirit to apply these Scriptures to our lives before, during and after we teach.  Resist the temptation to entertain through stories, humor, and even cool visuals.  Don’t disregard your personality and don’t try to be someone else.  But you cannot make the foundation of your teaching ministry your personality or an ability to entertain.  I’m naturally a humorous person, but I find many times in my teaching that I will insert humor for me rather than for the benefit of understanding the Scriptures.  I would also ask you how well you are preparing, studying, and praying.   

 If you are listening and you find a sermon or bible study boring then you have to ask yourself if it’s the fault of the teacher or the listener.  Is your heart fertile ground for the Word?  Are you too hardened to even hear the truth?  I’ve heard church members tell me that they don’t like the sermons at their church.  That presents a large problem when you feel that the pastor, the one charged with feeding you the truth and overseeing the state of your soul, is boring.  First you should examine the state of your heart to determine why you find them boring.  Is it style? Theology?  If it’s that he is not funny enough or entertaining enough then you have a heart issue that needs to be addressed.   I would say the only way God will release you from a “boring” pastor would be if he was in theological error or had issues that should keep him from preaching that have not been addressed.

Studying Scripture should never be boring.  I think it presents an excellent opportunity when we find ourselves in that place to examine our hearts and to examine the teaching that we are ingesting.  Remember our study of Scriptures and who we let teach us the Scriptures is no small or inconsequential thing.  It is for the sanctification of our souls.

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