The Psalmist writes: "Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, yes above fine gold" (Ps. 119:127). Do you believe God's truth is more precious than gold? Do you dig into the Word with the same passion you would exert to find physical gold? Learn three different but equally important styles for reading God's Word and two different sets of essential questions you must ask every text if you want to discover the pure gold of God's Word. God's Word contains treasures exceeding anything this world has to offer, but they must be mined like gold and sought after like the "great treasure" they are.
Ken Hemphill has pastored churches throughout the Southeast and served as a denominational leader within the Southern Baptist Convention for twenty years as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth. He is presently the director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at North Greenville University.