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Why?

I’ve debated for a long time about whether or not to start a website/blog.  These debates have been at times fierce and agonizing but they have always centered around the question of why?  Why would anyone read what I have to say?  Why would I add to the constant expansions of voices in the vast worldwide web?   At the end I always found some excuse to not start or allowed negativity to win out.

However, the faithful prodding of a few good friends, along with some recent convincing reading have led me to start putting aside my fears.  Since this is the first post, I hope to answer the question of why (so when I got discouraged and ask is it worth it I will at least have one post to help me find answers).

First, it is my firm conviction that the Scriptures are meant to be understood by all.  I think many people want to learn Scripture. They want to be transformed by Scripture. But studying Scripture seems daunting.  I hope that this website will give them the necessary aid to understand God’s revelation to man.

Second, I believes this is a logical extension to my work as a preacher.  As a preacher my primary means of changing the lives of men and women is through proclaiming the word of God.  This proclamation has normally been done  through preaching and teaching in person.  However, with the ability of the internet to disseminate information to a large group of people it is only prudent to use this valuable tool.

Third, the Scriptures bear witness to God.  I want people to understand Scripture, not for them to gain knowledge, or simply to see them live better lives, but rather so that they may encounter the Living God.  Scripture is our primary witness to the work of God in our world.  In them is the revelation concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.  In them we learn the great salvation that God provides.  They bear witness to God’s gracious acts on behalf of us and urge us to develop a faithful love for God.  If this website aids someone in that it will be worth all the time and effort.

Before I conclude my first post, I probably should write a few words on method. First, our study of Scripture will include not only direct interaction with texts of Scripture (although that will be the bulk), but it will also include topical studies, and questions of apologetics. Second, this website is primarily about content.  Although I will do my best to follow the grammatical rules which make language possible, I know I will make errors.  If you cannot look past these errors then this site is probably not for you.  Third, these posts are conversations.  I want you to be involved.  I welcome correction, rebuke, and discussion.  However, I want the discussion to be seasoned with charity.  If a comment is uncharitable and outside a Christlike demeanor (as determined by me) then it will be removed.  Finally, this website is not here to defend any creed, or theology, but instead to allow Scripture to lead us wherever it may.  If you do not have the courage to be challenge and directed by Scripture once again you might want to find another site. But if you are willing to take on the adventure that is Bible study, then welcome and let us grow together.

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15 Comments

  1. Thanks for engaging in blogging Wesley. You are a thoughtful man and are diligent in study. I hope to learn much from you and others who interact here. God bless your endeavor.

  2. Wesley

    August 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Thank You Kevin. I hope you will stop by often to leave your comments and insights. Just hope this is a tool that God will be able to use.

  3. Looking forward to reading what you have to say here. Glad you started a blog.

  4. Wesley

    August 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks Jack. I’ve thought about it for a long time, but I think now I have a pretty good idea on how I’m going to do it. I look forward to you interacting.

  5. This is exciting, Wesley! Will it be geared more toward young people or adults?

  6. Wesley

    August 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This will be for adults. My goal is just to help people better know their Bibles. More mature young people should be able to get a lot from it as well.

  7. Let’s get started then, like the idea.

  8. Wesley

    August 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks Kathy. Not sure if I know who you are, but I look forward to learning with you.

  9. Hope knowing who I am doesn’t change your looking forward. This is Bethany’s mom, Kathy Johnson, from Woodson.

  10. Wesley

    August 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Not at all actually figured out who you are through your email address last night. I’m glad you are interacting on the website. I hope it is helpful.

  11. I am excited too. I really need this in my life. I have learned so much from you, Wesley, when you have taught our class. Your knowlege of what was going on historically and politically with the world during the time of the early church is amazing to me. That knowledge helps me understand even deeper what the Bible is saying to me. Thanks for doing this!

  12. Wesley

    August 24, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you for participating. If you find the site worthwhile let others know as well. I’ve enjoyed preparing the morning devos and afternoon posts a lot so far.

  13. Love it, Wesley. Need a good reliable Bible study resource site that will help to supplement my personal Bible study.

  14. Wesley

    August 25, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I think this can be a great tool to help us all learn together. If you know of anyone else that can benefit send them this way. I want to hear from all different view points. Tuesday and Thursday we will be going through books of the Bible. Our first series will be on I Thessalonians.

  15. I am thankful for your new blog Wesley. I hope that more sound and solid preachers of Gods word join you in edifying the church and reaching out to the lost through this exciting technology. Sure knocking on doors has its place, but blogs like these skips that step and puts you right into the home of thousands.

    Thanks for starting this blog and I look forward to using it as a resource.

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