Speak with a forked tongue?

Well, not a forked tongue, but you might not have guessed it yesterday. Maybe this T-shirt should have been my motto.

"understanding things is overrated"

“understanding things is overrated” (Photo credit: Geff Rossi)

Sunday morning Bible study was great. We had almost full house, as we have recently been doing. We began with Matthew’s Gospel (11:15-19), moved to discuss language and history—good discussion. And eventually a question arose about the differences between the Christian faith and what Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW) believe and teach.

Yep, everything I said was correct and addressed to that question—except for one problem, I forgot to speak in English. Well, understandable English. My wife kindly reminded me of this when we got home. As much as I have stressed understandability in translations, I need to remember that applies everywhere, even in Bible studies! So I spoke in extreme Biblish… and yuck, the after-taste is not good.

I hope the Bible class participants will forgive me. Next week will be more understandable. So this coming Sunday I will address the question in a better fashion—and it will be understandable!!!SmilieFace


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4 Responses to Speak with a forked tongue?

  1. Jenni says:

    exegete77, You’re a gifted teacher, speaker and Pastor. I’m starting to remember where certain things are in the bible. You definitely had a hand in that. Thank Mrs. exegete77 for sharing you with us. God’s Blessings to you!

  2. DawnSeeker says:

    I can’t for the life of me figure out what you’re referring to. I was there Sunday, and I thought the explanation you gave was very understandable, credible. No problems here!

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