God’s Word: It Does a Body Good- Week 5: Truth versus Tradition, part 3
God’s Word: It Does a Body Good
Week 5: Truth versus Tradition, part 3
1. How do we keep God’s Word above the rituals of tradition?
➢ Appreciate it as the final and ultimate authority in our lives.
➢ Appreciate it as being complete and sufficient for every issue.
2. How do we keep guard against the risks of tradition?
➢ Grow in the knowledge of the word of God and the God of the word. (I Peter 2:2)
➢ Know why what we do “out of habit.” (Mk. 7:6-7)
➢ Show that we control our traditions and not vice versa. (Mk. 2:22-28)
3. How do we keep good balance about relevant tradition?
➢ Tradition is meant to connect us to the past but not lock us in the past.
➢ Tradition can give meaning relationship, but it is no substitute for meaningful relationship.
➢ Traditions are to point us back to the heart of God and not keep our hearts from God.