The pastor who preaches a sermon then hears feedback like "I really learned a lot" often knows that he or she has missed the mark.
There is nothing wrong with learning, but as James 2:14-26 reminds us, as Christians we are called to live out what we believe. A pastor hopes that through preaching the Word the congregation will go out to live out their faith in a real-world way.
During this time of preparing for the future, a lot of change has come to BBT's curriculum. The BBT 1-2-3™ format remains, but there have been changes aimed at increasing life application.
Many times leaders are worried about not having the right answers. BBT leaders don't have to have all the answers, rather they help people look into their lives and ask "now that I have read the Word, what does God want me to DO?"
Did you know, the curriculum now includes a "Lead" question on the recap? This is intended for reflection after the lesson and integrating faith with all areas of life.
How are you living what you learn from Scripture?