Wednesday, May 25, 2011

From the Book to the Spirit

"The Bible is not in a church leader's hands so he or she can give people answers to every question they have and guidance for every situation they face.  Instead, the Bible is in a church leader's hands to transform people into the image of Christ and to get people in touch with the Holy Spirit of God who will not only give them counsel for every situation they face, but will also walk with them through the situation.  And when church leaders use God's Word for this purpose then church members develop a healthy dependence on God's Spirit and a healthy admiration of God's glory."

               - David Platt, Radical Together, page 49