“He said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:25-27
I love a good Bible study.
There’s nothing I’d rather do on a Wednesday night
than gather with some women and dig into the Scriptures.
I’ve listened to a lot of great Bible teachers over the years.
Notebooks full of notes can testify to that.
I’ve even led a few studies
and I never presume to jump into a lesson
without first praying a prayer for wisdom and Holy Spirit guidance.
But, I must say,
never once in all my days
have I been to a Bible study
where the teacher begins with these words:
“How foolish you are and how slow you are to believe!”
Or, as the Message version puts it:
Why can’t you simply believe?”
Maybe I’ll try that this week.
Or maybe not.
That must have been one amazing session.
Teaching a Bible study.
Sign me up.
The Master started with Moses, the writer of the first five books of the Bible. Then He continued on through all seventeen Prophetic books, pointing out where He was found on the pages. Surely it was one of the most spectacular Bible studies ever taught.
To a group of two.
They felt like their hearts were burning.
“‘Is not my word like fire?’ declares the Lord.”
Wow, to think of Jesus leading a Bible study, in the flesh, and showing me how the old scriptures all point to Him. That would be amazing!