I believe its not only important to preach/teach Biblically and Gospel-centeredly, but its also important to preach/teach strategically. For example, we just started releasing passages for daily devotions to our students. This sermon in our Genesis series not only teaches them Genesis 4-11, but it also strategically teaches students how to get the most out of their Old Testament devotions.
When the call came through the police scanner, I immediately knew our joyride turned into a very serious matter of life or death.I had a close friend who was a Tuscaloosa Police sergeant when I was in my mid-twenties (which was longer ago than I like to admit!).After signing some releases, I rode around in his cruiser with him during the 11pm – 7am shift.The kicker – it was January 1, 2001.The call came in that a murder had just taken place somewhere deep in the ghetto.My friend told me I could either stay in the police car and risk getting shot, or come investigate the crime scene with him and…risk getting shot.Since I wouldn’t get a gun either way, I went with him to investigate the 1st murder of the millennium in T-town.
Genesis 4 records the first murder in history.We must understand the storyline here. Continue reading →