When Jesus taught in the synagogue people made a fascinating observation about him, "He teaches as one having authority, and not as the scribes . . ." (Matt. 7:29). The word authority in Greek is "exousia" which is a compound word that means "out of 'being' or 'substance'." In other words, Jesus' teaching was full of substance or "meat."
We pastors would do well to follow our Lord's example. Lives are changed not be the glitz and fluff of motivational coaches, but by systematic and expositional teaching of God's Word that is filled with substance.
Below are the five messages on "The Gospel in Genesis" series. The Psalmist declared, "Sweet are thy Words unto my taste" (Psalm 119:103) Notice, he says God's Words are sweet unto his "taste" --- not his hearing. The Word of God is food for the soul, and blessed are those believers who are satisfied with nothing less than the substance of God's Word.
The Gospel in Genesis
Message 1 Adam: The Doctrine of Representation
Message 2 Abel: The Doctrine of Propitiation
Message 3 Abram: The Doctrine of Justification
Message 4 The Angel: The Doctrine of Sanctification
Message 5 The Ark: The Doctrine of Glorification
Have a great weekend.
In His Grace,