Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. -
 2 Timothy 2:15

The term “rightly dividing” is basically means to “cut it straight.” It was used of a doctor making an incision on a patient for surgery, an architect designing a house, or a construction worker making a straight path or road. Paul would have used it as a tentmaker. But he uses it in 2 Timothy to counsel his ministerial protégé to proclaim the word faithfully and clearly.

This is the central work of the Christian minister, for which we must give account to the Lord. The ministry that pleases God must have an unwavering commitment to the faithful exposition of the word of truth.

I invite you to join us for the Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.  September 18-20, 2018.

The goal of this conference is to train, model, and promote expository preaching. There will be plenary lectures about the meaning and importance of expository preaching, practical breakout sessions on the tools and work of Bible exposition, and worship services featuring faithful expositors that know how to cut it straight.

It is my prayer and hope that Cutting It Straight will encourage your to do your best for God in the difficult but noble work of rightly handling the word of truth.

I hope you will join this network of Christian workers that are determined to cut it straight!

All the best,

H.B. Charles Jr.