“Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” So the saying goes, overused as it may be. But when it comes to studying the Bible, the “teach a man to fish” mentality has much to offer
Equipping people to self-feed is part of your goal as a disciple-maker. It’s also John Piper’s goal in the latest initiative from Desiring God – Look at the Book. In their creative introduction video, Piper explains that during Look at the Book teaching sessions, you’ll see the text instead of the teacher. While this is literally the format (the words of Scripture on your screen) it’s also the goal–to see, firsthand, the treasure that’s in the Bible. As you watch his pen circle, underline, connect, dissect, and “plunder each line for all it’s worth,” the man teaching fades in the glorious light of the truth being taught. The hope is that you walk away from each short session with skills that will assist you, as a student of the Word, in discovering more of God each day through your own study of the Bible.
Watch below to see Luke 12:32 come alive (your heart along with it) as John Piper leads you to look at the Book.
Click HERE for an outline of the Look at the Book session on Luke 12:33, as well as for some study questions.