The goal of Christian preaching and teaching should not be an experience with God, but God Himself, however He chooses to reveal Himself. A series of ecstatic encounters with God is not particularly
characteristic of new life in Christ.
The recent find of a hitherto unknown papyrus in the archives of an anonymous monastery seems destined to have a greater impact on contemporary attitudes toward ministry than upon New Testament scholarship.
The Sabbath, as a sign of the creation of the world, can have meaning for us only if it is first of all a sign of our "new creation." It then becomes an acknowledgment of our redemption and of God's sovereign power