Light For A Dark PathSeries: Light For A Dark Path
Scripture: Psalm 119:105-112
Who Knocked Down the Walls of Jericho?
The new minister was asked to teach a boys' class in the absence of the regular teacher. He decided to see what they knew, so he asked who knocked down the walls of Jericho. All the boys denied having done it, and the preacher was appalled by their ignorance. At the next deacons' meeting he told about the experience. "Not one of them knows who knocked down the walls of Jericho," he lamented. The group was silent until finally one seasoned veteran of disputes spoke up. "Preacher, this appears to be bothering you a lot. But I've known all those boys since they were born and they're good boys. If they said they didn't know, I believe them. Let's just take some money out of the repair and maintenance fund, fix the walls, and let it go at that."**
You laugh, but I bet you there are Christians somewhere who don’t know who knocked down the walls of Jericho! As our society becomes more and more secular, biblical knowledge is decreasing. It’s tempting to think of this as an outside problem, but the reality is that as the knowledge of the Bible declines in secular culture, so it does in the church. Although a decline of Bible knowledge in the church may not be as drastic or noticeable, it is something we must continually guard against. This is why, for the next few weeks, we will be focusing on God’s word—how to study it, why it’s important, and some of the things associated with a growing into a good working Bible knowledge. Join us for these next few sermons as we go through our series, “Light for a Dark Path.”
**Story taken from http://www.sermonillustrations.com/.../bible_ignorance_of...