This blog tracks Sunday’s morning or evening sermon at St James, giving references, thoughts, questions, and comments on the passage or topic in question, as it develops through the week. Some uses for this?
- Soaking in the Scriptures: As it says in Colossians 3:16, let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Rather than just taking in a single sermon, the aim of this blog is to expand our thinking about God’s word to a week-long process that permates our thinking and experience – not just individually, but with the opportunity for comment and discussion.
- Bible-study input: For groups that discuss the sermon through the week, whether in advance or in retrospect, this blog provides extra thoughts and questions as an springboard to discussion.
- Devotion: For those looking for a change in their daily devotional times, daily comments, prayers, and revelant passages connected to the sermon can be a helpful leg-up. The ability to comment and share devotional thoughts can also add a helpful communal motivation.
- Accountability: Last of all, and a little bit selfishly, this forum keeps the preacher accountable in biblical thinking and in faithful preparation, by making the sermon-writing process a little more transparent.
At the very least, this blog provides a central reference point for resources and pod-casts related to St James, so link and subscribe away!