I've been in meetings without internet for some time. Here's some thoughts on Christ teaching with authority (Matt 7:28-29)

I’ve been tweeting a lot more these days than I have been blogging. Mostly out of time issues. Life has been a little nutty as I’ve been in meetings for almost two weeks straight. Including two days of meetings during a three day holiday. I’m not bitter. Nope. Not bitter.



Anyhow. It’s been a slightly richer time for me in the word than it has been in a while. Although that’s really not saying much. The Bible’s been dry as dirt or me up until recently. I’m picking up my guitar a little bit more and worshiping which has been great.



“And when Jesus finished these sayings, ​the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.” - Matt 7:28-29



So I’ve been killing myself in school. Anyone else doing this? I guess this is what I get for doing two grad schools at the same time alongside a full time job. It takes it out of me. But I am really enjoying getting to contrast the VERY secular school with my seminary classes and seeing both views on Christ and the church.



I’m amused at how both sets of teachers teach with authority. It’s just a half of them don’t believe a word of the Bible or that there is even a God. I do appreciate my seminary teachers who seem to know what they’re talking about and ACT like they know what they’re talking about too. I can’t imagine what it would have been like for the scribes to stand and read the word but not interpret. Not teach. Not really preach with authority.



Albeit this is the very thing that makes me fearful of preaching. The better I understand it the more I realize you have authority when you preach. And you’d better stinkin’ know what you’re talking about.



I love that our God stood up and interpreted the scriptures unabashedly. Preached and preached and preached some more as one who had authority. Because He DID have authority. I wish I could just once attend a class taught by an infallible teacher… that would be fascinating I think. I doubt I’d be tempted to play Solitaire or Snood during class if Jesus were talking.



Whew… that’s why I cant tweet everything on my mind…