What are the benefits of having a congregation, pastors, and regular worship? –
Sermons Deepen Our Scriptural Understanding
The man who hears the word and understands it produces a crop.Matthew 13:23
Here’s a question that is worth some thought: “How did you come to your understanding of particular Bible passages?”
No doubt a part of that answer is Sunday School or Lutheran Elementary School. Your confirmation training certainly played a role. Maybe Bible classes you have attended since that time and other study you have done added to your understanding.
Still, for many of our people much of the answer lies in listening to sermons at church. Isn’t that true? “How did you come to your understanding of particular Bible passages?” If you at one time heard a sermon on the Bible passage in question, that’s probably where you got a really good grasp of it. In fact, a single decade of faithful worship in a church like ours would have the Holy Spirit giving you that kind of mastery of five hundred or more Bible passages (!).
It’s another good reason – isn’t it? – for us to value our church and regularly to worship.