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Inductive Bible Study is the key to “hearing” God’s voice.
Originally posted on Gazing at Glory:
God’s Spirit moved on holy men to pen His written revelation to us (2 Peter 1:21). This resulted in 66 books which His people receive as authoritative and without error, since their source is an all-knowing, omnipotent, and truthful God. Since He has communicated to us in written form, His intention is that we read and study His Word.
For studying God’s Word, inductive Bible study is a method many have found fruitful. Inductive Bible study is at the core of what we train preachers and teachers to do through the Cumberland Area Pulpit Supply, so we can prepare and send out men who have studied the Word they are to preach.
The method is simple and something we already do every day. It will also help us to directly encounter the voice of God in the text, as we prayerfully and sincerely approach Him there. There are three basic…
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Bruce Jenner is Not a Hero…
Originally posted on Illuminating Truth:
I generally try to steer clear of controversial issues on here. Most are so deeply embedded in presuppositions that writing about them generally just generates more anger and frustration than meaningful discussion. However, I never want to shy away from speaking something that needs to be said even if I know it is not something people want to hear. So, I want to talk about Bruce Jenner.
Today, Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, dressed as a woman and introducing himself to the world as “Caitlyn Jenner.” You see, he has decided that he is a woman and that by saying it and probably some very extensive surgery, he can make it so. In today’s world, we think gender is something we get to choose, like our career path or our clothes. So, people across the nation have lauded him as a hero. Certainly, this is the…
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From February 17 to March 25 I had the privilege of conducting 12 pastor seminars in three states (Telanga, Andhra Pradesh and Orrisa). Over 1000 pastors attended. Our goal was to encourage these rural, independent pastors in the Word of God. The vast majority have had no biblical training and are doing the best they know how in preaching and shepherding God’s flock.
The seminars began with an hour session on the authority and the essential central necessity of the Word of God in Christian life and ministry. Without the written Word we would not know who Jesus Christ is and that HE is the revelation of God. The second session dealt with the essence of faith. What is the faith that “pleases God?” Faith in God’s Word. The first day ended with the challenge of our mission, “why are we here?” WE are here to “make disciples of everyone, everywhere until Jesus returns.” This is what we are to be doing until He comes back. Everything we do must flow out of our obedience to this command. And, importantly, to make disciples we must be disciples. We must be people who have died to everything, especially “self.” Otherwise we are not His disciples and can not reproduce true disciples.
This first day of teaching had a tremendous effect on many of these dear men. The Holy Spirit convicted them and their response was a genuine repentance concerning the way they had been doing ministry, focusing on buildings and worship services and prayer meetings and healing services and crusades/revivals that mainly satisfied or “entertained” the church, but did not win souls who became disciples of Jesus Christ. (These are their words!) I was so reminded of the “educated” church in America focusing inwardly on itself in the same way with massive budgets to “keep the doors open.”
The second day would begin with a session on basic inductive Bible study methods. The ABCs. This was to help them to dig into the Word and be workmen who need not be ashamed when the Chief Shepherd returns, because they handled the Word accurately and “cut it straight.” Then two sessions followed on the 1st Justification (Romans 4, the Gift of eternal life) and the 2nd Justification (James 2, the Prize of eternal rewards) and ending up with “Are you ready for the Judgment Seat of Christ?”
The result has been an outpouring of desire to be trained in God’s Word. Many confessed that they had no idea what the Bible actually taught and wanted to be instructed. Our brothers, Stephen Prasad, Prabhu Kiran and Prabin Spika, are now busy organizing these brothers and many more who are hearing about this training for studies and mentoring in the three year Bible training program.
In the past three years HIMIndia has experience an overwhelming response. This response requires a mutual response from us.
Will you pray and ask God if He would have you partner with HIMIndia in meeting this challenge, this need? These pastors desire and need training. Christ’s church requires trained pastors, men who have been mentored and discipled in the Word of God. Seminary training would be nice, but it is a luxury they can not afford. HIMIndia bridges the gap. Will you help?
The basic need to support pastoral training is $1500 in each of the three states per month. $4500 total. HIMIndia has set a goal of $5000 per month. This provides 10% to HBM who provide all the administrative needs from this end (fund transfers, website, giving gateways, tax accountability, auditing, bookkeeping, etc).
This will help to train thousands of pastors.
Pray and Participate in this effective ministry.
HIMIndia (Helping Indigenous Missions in India)
Here is a great study on the KEY WORD Regeneration. Dr. Daniel Carfrey explains the biblical meaning and why faith precedes regeneration.
God’s Kingdom that is coming is the Kingdom Reign of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. God’s promised kingdom will break upon the world stage with a frightening force, with wrath and destruction all around. Jesus will right all the wrongs. The same One who “delivered Daniel from the power of the lions will come and deliver and rescue and perform signs and wonders in heaven and on earth.” Daniel 7:27
We follow our Lord’s example and pray for and anticipate the soon return of the Son of Man, the son of David to establish the promised and prophesied Kingdom of God. God the Father has given the Kingdom to His dear Son. HIS WILL will be done on the earth as it is in the Heaven of Heavens once His Son returns.
Until then Satan is the ruler of this world and the prince of the power of the air. Until then the servants of the King are tempted and tried and abused and martyred. Until then we serve as the coming King’s Ambassadors preaching “Prepare yourselves for the coming of the Lord!” “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is coming.” “You must be born again to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven (Christ’s Kingdom here on earth).
The Kingdom is not “at hand” as it was when the Son of Man came the first time, BUT it is for sure. Like Paul in Acts 28:30 we should be preaching about the Kingdom of God and teaching concerning the LORD (God) Jesus (Savior) Christ (Coming King).
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!” Romans 10:13
“And behold, I am coming quickly (suddenly, unexpectedly). Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book!”
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with ME, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of DAVID, the bright morning star.”
“YES, I am coming quickly!”
AMEN! Come, Lord Jesus!
Revelation 22:7, 12, 13, 16, 20