Research indicates that the Jews in 1st century Palestine had a solid knowledge of the Old Testament. Many had large portions of the Law memorized. Rabbis and their disciple had the entire Law and commentary memorized. Sabbath was a day truly devoted to the study of God’s word. Even today Israel is shut down on the Sabbath. The 1st century Jews took study and obedience seriously.
With this understanding, I’ve been noticing how often the people Jesus interacted with and referred to the law demonstrating a familiarity with it.
Yet in what can be called a dumbed down Christianity, where has the deep knowledge of the Bible gone?
Have we taken the doctrine of Grace Alone to the point where we verge on a do-nothing Christianity that has its whole focus on gathering in a warehouse of converts once a week?
Where are the disciples?
Pastors, if your sermons are feeding heads or touching hearts but you are not making disciples, are you leading biblically?
End once a week dumbed down Christianity.