Posts Tagged ‘Bill Johnson’

I read two quotes this week that have continued to play in my mind like a broken record.  This first is a contemporary quote from Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  It was this, “I never study to teach.  I study to learn and teach out of what I’ve learned.”  This really spoke to me this week.  I love to study God’s Word and read about the deep things of who God is.  I love to study theology and seek out the mysteries of God.  The quote from Pastor Bill Johnson really inspired me to continue to study with no agenda except to know God more.  As we study and meditate on scripture, the message becomes a part of us.  It gives us something to say.

The second quote is a classic from Jonathan Edwards.  He said,”A person who has knowledge of theology and doctrine only – with no religious affection – has never engaged in true religion.”  As a worship leader, I absolutely love this statement!  It is a great reminder to us as we study.  If we don’t allow what we study to flow from our head to our hearts then we are really missing the mark.  We need to get in and study with our heads but we need to let that information penetrate our hearts and bring us closer to God.

My encouragement  to you is that as you read the Word and meditate on who God is, let that understanding drive you to a new place of worship.  Let’s study and learn and grow in our understanding of who God is and let’s worship with all of the passion we have!