Mark 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”
The religious leaders of Jesus’ time had set aside their love of God for love of traditions. They were offended that Jesus would not regard their traditions to be as important as God’s commandments. Today, we can get awfully offended when other Christians don’t do the same things we do or adhere to the same traditions we do. Oh, yeah, we’ve all got our share of traditions … even at Calvary Chapel … The church that pioneered expositional (verse by verse) teaching as well as casual dress and contemporary worship. Calvary Chapel is not the answer. Jesus is the answer. I want to make sure we don’t get confused because we can start worshipping the church rather than worshipping God.
John 11:25 (NKJV) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Teaching the Bible verse by verse, line upon line is very important to me. Calvary Chapel is very important to me. But Jesus, is most important to me and I want to make sure He is most important to you, too.
That’s why I teach verse by verse.