Temptation. The meaning of the word has evolved in modern culture to include pleasures we should not deny ourselves. Saying things like, “I am tempted to take the day off” or “I am tempted to eat dessert” or “I am tempted to buy new clothes,” has changed temptation into a dare that must be met. Giving into temptation is something we do as a reward.
Based on the sentence, “there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7), there has been a great deal of speculation regarding the innkeeper’s role on the night of our dear Savior’s birth. A true understanding of who was in control of every single event leading to the Messiah’s birth reveals we have been unfair and a little hard on the innkeeper.
Biblical pedagogy that transforms will prioritize the Holy Spirit in preparation and presentation of Biblical truth!
Pedagogy (ped-uh-goh-jee) is a fun word to say. Merriam-Webster defines pedagogy as the art, science or practice of teaching. Biblical pedagogy is the practice of teaching God’s Holy Word. Pastors and spiritual leaders have a sacred responsibility to ensure small group Bible teachers have been equipped for Biblical pedagogy!
Over the past week I have been gripped by thoughts of God’s holiness. These thoughts have been shaped by dwelling on some of the most high and holy moments found in Scripture. I didn’t engage in a deep Bible study. In fact, I simply meditated on the Holy Spirit’s description of moments where God’s holiness left a life changing imprint.