As you may have seen on my homepage, I have managed to generate an audio stream of my most recent sermon - preached in 'die Arche' Church, Tübingen (17.07.2005).
You'll need Real Player to hear it. The links are below, but first a few words.
As I only had one day to prepare the talk, I didn't bother trying to preach in German. In fact I agreed to do the sermon only if Anja could translate for me, and I think you'll agree, she did a fantastic job. Probably it was for the best, as now those who don't understand German can follow it.
So what is it about? In short: meditating on the bible. I'm trying to answer the question of how we get scripture deep into our hearts so that it changes us from the inside. You know, I enjoy simply reading the bible, but I LOVE meditating on it. Wherever I am, whatever I'm doing, to lovingly turn scriptures over in my heart, maximising my delight in God ... can't beat it. In fact, I think the primary goal of bible meditation is first of all the enjoyment of all that God is, and especially all he is for us in Christ. The practice of bible meditation will help us towards this goal.
As I make clear in the message, Anja designed a bookmark that bullet points all the methods of bible meditation that I cover. I sped through quite a few, so it is a valuable reference to have. Here it is (though some of you may need a German-English dictionary!):
The idea is that you can stick it in your bible, and use it to help you meditate on the texts. And, of course, you are welcome to print it out and stick it in your own bible if you so want. Copyright police most definitely will not be knocking on your door if you do ...
So, if you want to have a listen to the message, click below.
And you choose:
Both High quality, and Low quality versions are available.
Hint: If you use a dial-up modem, then by all means try the 'High quality', but it may not work. Just click the underlined 'high' or 'low', and wait for about 40 seconds ...
Hope you enjoy.