Sermon Series: Great Themes in Scripture

Sermon: Starting With The Book

This week we begin a new Sermon Series entitled Great Themes in Scripture. Since we are focusing on Scripture we want to first look at how we use and interpret scripture. It is a large book written over centuries by many different persons. How do we take it seriously? How are we to hear God’s voice in it today?


Scripture:  Matthew 22: 37– 40

The first five books of the bible are called the Books of the Law or the Torah. Those 5 books have 613 laws or rules to follow. A total of about 27% of the Hebrew Scripture is considered the Prophets. Jesus offers us a summary of the law and the prophets into two lines. Listen specifically to this example of how Jesus uses and interprets scripture.