It was our second to last evening of our latest Bermondsey Christian Training Course, Ready to Serve, and our theme was how to handle the Bible and give talks.
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Each group had to choose one point they would make from their verse; think of an illustration of that point; and come up with an application.
Then we came back together and each group shared with the whole group the outline of their talk.
They were all brilliant. No wonder everyone applauded at the end of each talk.
As for Psalm 68.11 that gets it about right (well it would do, it's in the Bible after all): the Lord gives the Word, and the natural and necessary outcome of that is a great army of preachers, teachers, bible-explainers, and good-news-tellers spreading out all over the world, just like the swarm of would-be preachers who descended on Bermondsey last night.
'Does anyone want to give the sermon on Sunday?' I asked at the end of the evening.