The 75%

Today, I am imagining the books of the Hebrew Scriptures standing across the street from our churches, holding signs that read, “We are the 75%!”* Have you been neglecting the 75% in your preaching? My recent article in the Circuit Rider may give you some ideas about how to approach preaching from the Old Testament.

*”As a child, when learning how to find the books of the Bible, I was taught a handy trick: open to the very middle of your Bible, and you will find the Psalms; divide the last half in half, and you will find Matthew’s gospel – the first book of the New Testament. Over time it occurred to me that this is not just a good way of finding biblical passages quickly – it also illustrates that the Old Testament takes up roughly three-quarters of the Bible.”

 

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