As some of you know, I am taking a preaching class this semester. Now I need your help.
For our first sermon we have to have people that we know read the scripture passage that we are going to use and have them tell us what they heard from the text. And since I have this open forum, I thought I would ask the people who read this blog.
I have decided to use the Deuteronomy passage that was given as one of my choices. The passage is Deut. 18:15-20. And it says:
15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet* like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.* 16This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: ‘If I hear the voice of the Lord my God any more, or ever again see this great fire, I will die.’ 17Then the Lord replied to me: ‘They are right in what they have said. 18I will raise up for them a prophet* like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet,* who shall speak to them everything that I command. 19Anyone who does not heed the words that the prophet* shall speak in my name, I myself will hold accountable. 20But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak—that prophet shall die.’
So there you have it. You are welcome to send me your comments whenever you feel like it.