I think Eugene Peterson says it like it needs to be said. Yes, the expository method matters. Yes, we want to know the context in which the Scriptures were set. That being said, none of this matters if Scripture doesn’t speak to us today! If Scripture is to have any meaning it must point us toward th movement of the Spirit in our world, not just the ancient world.
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Yes, which, I think is also John Stott’s main point in his preaching book: Between two Worlds.
It sounds like his personal preference. Is that really what the writers of the Bible did when they preached?
@Carol: have you ever seen how they used the OT? Always Christ centered; always speaking to the moment at hand. Does Paul lecture on the history of Genesis in Romans or does he present it as a means of addressing Jewish-Gentile divisions? Does he read Isaiah to ponder the exile or to address why his fellow Jews don’t follow Messiah?
Is that what you got from Peterson in that video?
If you are asking if it is one for one, no. If it shared principle, yes.
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