The Roaring of Christ through Lectio Continua Preaching

Monday, 01 Nov 2010

It is chiefly through the faithful preaching of the Scriptures that Christ saves, sanctifies, and comforts the beloved church for which he died.
One Lord's Day as Robert Bruce (1554-1631) ascended the elevated pulpit at St. Giles Kirk in Edinburgh, King James VI was comfortably perched in his royal gallery overlooking the congregation from the rear. The relationship between Bruce and the Stewart king, though once amicable, became strained due to Bruce's unwillingness to negotiate the truth in light of James's unscrupulous politicsÂ?especially as it concerned the newly established Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). On this particular Sunday, after Bruce commenced his sermon, the king showed his contempt for Bruce by carrying on a loud ...

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