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This is a little bit of a different approach on Sunday night. I'm really kind of talking to you in a personal way to give you an understanding of why we do what we do here at Grace Church in terms of the exposition of Scripture, and why we send missionaries all over the world to train other people to do what we do.

Having just come back from three weeks in Europe and being, and I think at last count eight different countries while I was gone in that brief period of time, I had the opportunity to spend time with various groups of our missionaries from many parts of the world who collected together for these conferences that I was able to be a part of over in Europe. And all of them have one single task that lays before them and that is to explain to people the meaning of Scripture, to tell people what the Bible means by what it says, to interpret Scripture. That is the function of Bible exposition, to exposit means to explain, to show, to declare, to reveal. And, of course the meaning of Scripture is the most precious commodity in existence because the meaning of Scripture is divine truth.

I often tell ministers the meaning of the Scripture is the Scripture. The revelation of God cannot be known unless we understand the meaning of the Scripture. That is why we have the Master's Seminary, to train men how to explain the meaning of Scripture. How to get to the meaning of Scripture so that we can understand the Word of God.

This is what I have been doing here for many, many years. This is what I have been calling other pastors to do in this country and everywhere I have gone to pastor's conferences virtually on every continent in the world through the years. This is what we continue to send our missionaries to the far corners of the world to do, to explain to people the meaning of Scripture and to train others to be able to explain the meaning of Scripture. This is how evangelism is done because we're begotten again by the Word of Truth. This is how the church grows because we're sanctified by the Word which is divine truth. Everything comes down to explaining the meaning of Scripture....

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