Dr. Jared Compton did a fabulous job providing an overview of the book of Hebrews at our annual conference. Here is what our State Shepherd, Steve Schultz had to say about the conference:
I knew I would be blessed. The fellowship was great. The host church served us well with abundant grace. And the speaker? It was like being back in seminary – and I liked it.
As you know, Dr. Compton preached on the book of Hebrews – the whole thing! His first point from lecture number four was – Prioritize the Bible. The author of Hebrews (not Priscilla), saturated sections of his book with teaching the Old Testament Scriptures. Words of Exhortation followed these Expositions. Pastoral exhortation must be based on solid Bible exposition. “Don’t just fly over the text. Be familiar with the nooks and crannies – the weeds.” Study hard. Do your homework.
“How’s your Greek?”- asked the professor of Biblical languages. “Don’t we all wish we were more competent in our use of Greek and Hebrew?” Then, he surprised us by noting that the writer of Hebrews (not Paul), consistently quotes from the Septuagint – (the Greek translation of the Old Testament) not the Hebrew text. His lesson for us pastors was that we too can “confidently engage our audience, using a Bible translation. So, be an expert in your English Bible.”
There is Bible milk and Bible meat. I feel like I just enjoyed a ribeye.
If you missed the conference or would like to relisten to the sessions, you can find the audio and video files under the Resources tab at www.thechurchandculture.com.
I'm already looking forward to next year's conference on October 16-17, 2022!