Every science has its own instrument. The geologist uses a hammer to take his samples from the rock. A biologist uses a microscope. An astronomer uses a telescope. You would laugh if a geologist left his work with rocks, and hammer in hand, and said: "I am tired of studying rocks. I am going to study astronomy." Not with a hammer! You cannot learn astronomy with a hammer! You would laugh at the astronomer who sought to turn his great telescope down into a meadow to look at a daisy. You cannot learn anything about a daisy from a great telescope! No, the telescope is made to look at the stars; the microscope for the small daisy; the hammer for the rock.
In the science of God, theology, there is an instrument that belongs to Christianity and it is the surrender of the will to the will of God before you know it.
1. What is the goal of theology?
2. How does the will of God inform our theology?
3. Taking these two questions into consideration, how do these complement our churches’ lives in preaching, teaching, and fellowship?