Tonight begins an old but new trail of encouraging and training people in the area of leadership. The emphasis at first will be in the area of strengthening our hold of sound doctrine. We will use the wonderful tool of biblicaltraining.org and the wisdom of Dr. Bruce Ware’s lectures on “Understanding Theology” supported by Dr. Wayne Grudem’s book “Systematic Theology.”
By calling it Theology Matters we are taking the root meaning, “theos-logos,” the study of God, and stressing what A.W. Tozer once wrote, “What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” It is critical in our lives and critical for the church. Also matters refers to topics and situations under consideration. We will discover that theology impacts every area of our lives and every area of the church. We cannot escape theology and so we better get it right.
We will begin tonight with an introduction to systematic theology and discuss why teach this for leadership. We will also begin our first topic, the doctrine of Scripture. It will be great to be back in the saddle again and train up another group of people to proclaim the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ and see how this matters in our lives and in the church.