Can you imagine a driving academy where you sit in lectures and read books about driving, but never have the chance to get behind the wheel? Can you imagine a cooking class where great chefs give interesting talks about their most delectable dishes, but you never get to do any tasting or hands-on cooking?
Good Bible teaching should always direct people to put biblical truth into practice– to embody the Jesus Way of Life. That’s because authentic followership—true discipleship—involves learning to obey everything Jesus has commanded us, and teaching others to do the same. When this happens, the world will see the kind of lives we live, and be drawn to Jesus.