• Is all Scripture equally applicable? Question and Answer

    2 Timothy 3:16

    I would agree that all Scripture is equally inspired. I don’t believe that it’s all equally clear. There are some parts of Scripture that are much more difficult to understand than others. I’ll go to the brink of heresy for a second to make a point: it’s not all equally important. Now, Jesus never spoke a desultory word, and everything that God reveals is important. But it’s not all equally important. When He reveals to us that Mary and Joseph went up to Bethlehem, that’s important so we know that it fulfilled prophecy and all the rest. But that’s not … View Resource

  • Why is expository preaching so important? Question and Answer

    2 Timothy 3:16-4:2

    I could give a list of reasons that I give in talks about this matter, but simply, I believe that expository preaching is so significant because 2 Timothy 4:1–2 comes after 2 Timothy 3:16–17. The end of 2 Timothy 3 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God, and is profitable for teaching, rebuke, correction, and instruction in righteousness.” On the other side of that, built on the foundation of the nature, the truth, the authority, the clarity, and the sufficiency of God’s Word, Paul issues the charge to Timothy to preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:1–2). How a man … View Resource