I have been on Medium now for just over a week. Already, I have made the decision to start a personal publication for verse by verse Bible teaching. Sounds crazy, right? I am aware that it is probably one of the least “marketable” things on this site, but not all of us are here to make a living. Here are six reasons I decided to go ahead and take the leap into a Bible teaching publication:
1. A personal reason
I have to teach the Bible! It runs in my veins. In fact, if I’m not teaching the Bible in some way I don’t know what to do with myself. I can only conclude that this drive in me is God telling me to find every opportunity to teach His Word.
2. I see a need
There are enough “10 steps to a better you" kinds of Bible teachers circulating the internet. I see a need for careful, slow, and deep Bible study. It’s the kind of Bible study that combs every verse to pull out anything and everything of value. I believe an alarming number of Christians are missing out on the joy and wonder that comes from this deep study. So I am going to do what I can from my small corner of cyberspace to bring out the riches of God’s Word.
3. I don’t want to be selfish
If the Lord allows me to see beauty in His Word I don’t want to just keep it to myself. I want to show it to others. After all, when Isaiah had his famous encounter with the glory of God the result was God sending Isaiah out to speak His Word. Our sanctification is one reason God impacts us, but not the only reason. Another reason is that we might spread that impact to others. So here I am, trying to make an impact.
4. No verse is wasted
In the economy of the Bible there are no worthless verses. There is no filler. Every word is profitable (2 Timothy 3:16–17). Yes, even the genealogies. I want to take it slow and pull the profit out of every word I can. When we do “Read the Bible in a Year” programs we get a good overview of the biblical map, but we miss so much from the ground level. I don’t want to miss anything from Scripture. It is a treasure to be investigated deeply and carefully.
Simply put, I want people to be able to easily read piece by piece through a series instead of wading through my profile trying to find the next post. A publication seems to be the best way to do this in an organized way.
6. Medium needs some more Bible teaching
So far I am loving this platform, but it didn’t take me long to notice one thing about it. There are tons of stories criticizing Christianity. More Bible teaching here means more clear representation of the true Christian faith. The whole world needs that desperately right now.
These are just some of the reasons I started my own publication. Maybe it will reach far and wide. Maybe it will reach just one. Either way it will be effective. After all, Luke wrote an entire gospel (Luke) and church history (Acts) for one man named Theophilus. So here it goes. We will see what the Lord does with it.
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