Teaching the Flock: Three Ways We Outrage God

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The Pursuit of God

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The Holy Spirit is God Almighty, not your subordinate. It seriously irks the Holy Spirit when you try to tell Him what He is supposed to preach on Sunday morning, or what He’s supposed to teach in your small group or Sunday School class. Just because you’re in the mood to talk about some particular passage in the Bible doesn’t mean God is. Just because you’re impressed with some famous pastor in the Church doesn’t mean God shares your lofty opinion of the man. Many of the bestselling books we’re regurgitating from the pulpit are nothing more than foolish dribble. Popular doesn’t mean correct. And even if a book has some useful points in it, today might not be the day that the Holy Spirit wants to make those points to your particular audience.

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