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The Value of Prayer in the life of a Believer

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (1)

To be steadfast in prayer, as a spiritual leader it is vital that the ones we lead see us in a continuous prayer mode, we must lead by example, if we are preaching pray always with prayer and supplication we as leaders must be seen praying always. Watching therein with thanksgiving, means to me that even when my prayers are not answered right away to be grateful unto God with thanksgiving for all that he has blessed us with. The statement Dr. Early made, that prayer saves time “I’m too busy not to pray.” I can affirm that statement with a testimony of my youth bible study class, we were in session and I had given them an assignment to do the week before and they didn’t complete it, not that it was complicated but they all replied they didn’t have the time, “you know with all we have to do during the summer and all” one excuse was. So I replied to all of the excuses with God in control of all your time, God spends 100% of his time on you and you can’t give him 15 min. and because of that you lost an entire day by not giving God any of his time, I left them in a deep thought because some of them had suffered great loss and continue to petition for prayers of the church.

Ways to develope a successful prayer lifestyle

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

3 applications you can put into your own prayer life?

1. Establish a daily prayer time. Jesus prayed first thing in the morning (Mark 1:35), he also prayed late at night (Mark 6:46; Luke 6:12, 13; Matt. 26:36-44).

2. Pray several times a day. Early states, the great leader King David mentioned that for at least one season of his life he cried out to God in prayer three times during the day, morning, noon, and evening (Psalms 55:17).

3. Determine an amount of time to pray. Effective spiritual leaders not only establish a tome for prayer but also usually set an amount of time, most set aside an hour, many set aside longer. In our new members class we start off with a 15 min prayer challenge for those who wish to start a prayer life.

What is Hermeneutics

Posted on May 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hermeneutics, defined is the art and science of interpretation of scripture.” To understand the word of God we must be able to put it out in truth to Gods people. We must properly interpret the word of God. Fee mentions that preachers tend to dig first and look later. I can see this form of preaching that tend to cover up a lot of biblical truths just to please the crowd. A lack of true interpretation can be misleading to truth seekers, but good enough for those who attend church for entertainment purposes. According to Fee “The first reason one needs to learn to interpret is that, whether one likes it or not, every reader is an interpreter.” The modern approach to hermeneutics are in the form of several tools. 1. A personal bible study, helps to create a relationship with us and our need to learn more of the word of God. 2. Scholarly approach to the bible, which requires forms of criticism, textual criticism that draws us close as possible to the originality of the bible. Historical criticism that asks the question, who, what, when, where. Source criticism looks for the source of the biblical document, form criticism looks for what kind of document, reaction criticism ask for what was the purpose of the writer, and finally the literary criticism looks for the text as the unit.

What is Apologetics

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Understanding Apologetics is based on the understanding of the ancient fathers of Christianity. First of all a description of apologetics is “to stand up for or to speak up for what you believe in”. The early apologist stood up against the accusations spread about the Christians by the pagan leaders. The meaning of Apologetics is the same but more detailed, “Apologetics is, in the simplest terms, the attempt to defend a particular belief or system of beliefs against objections.”
Justin Martyr and other Apologist of the second century, responds to charges of incest, cannibalism, atheism, and being a subversive group. As Justin argues, he uses antiquities and the Jewish scriptures and the fulfilment of their prophecies in Christianity to help to prove the morality of Christianity. Justin martyr focused on four audiences, 1. The pagan Intellectuals, 2. The state of Rome, 3. The Jews, and 4. The Heretics.
Justin engaged in a public debate and mentioned that those who don’t accept Christianity are no longer Gods chosen. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”, (2 Corinthians 10:5). In the First Apology of Justin he writes of Justice demanded for the treatment of the Christion believers and how they were unjustly condemned for their mere name.

God can refresh

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths, for his name’s sake. The peace of God refreshes me deep down in my soul, deeper than any relationship could ever do, unlike man God will surly guide down the right path as I trust in him I become closer to God and all of my decision will be godly ones, with a closer relationship with God he will claim me as his own as his namesake, which means son ship. Jesus had a remarkably tender heart, he is the shepherd whom the flock should follow, as his is the most wonderful example of ardor, vigor, and strength of love. The text covers the facts that the growing condition in the church today is the lack of majesty, and it is growing worse every day. A.W. Tozer over exaggerates the greatness and the majesty of God, in a way that one could almost visualize the process of creation as God was actually constructing creation. You must have the heart of God to see Gods heart, so I think Tozer’s central theses was to allow the reader to see the heart of God, and for the reader to see how God want to speak truth into our lives. This thesis can apply to our lives for sake of our own spiritual formation, by showing us to be teachable “as mentioned in our video presentation” one instructor said, “being teachable allows us to understand Gods word and his purpose for our lives”. When I think of spiritual formation I think of Godly order, and as I realize that Gods truth is always right and always what’s best, I realize that I will be walking in Gods favor, as mentioned in the video presentation “God’s favor covers those who are obedient to his word”.

Enter The New Year with a Praise

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year to all!!!
According to Psalms 113 "Praise the name of the lord, all the servants of the lord praise his name". God is calling for us to give him praise form the begining of the New year from this time and for ever more, when you pray, you ask to enter into his presence, but when you Praise He enters into your presence, " he inhabits the praises of his people", so this year give God all the praise so he can dwell with you. Amen

Practicing Spiritual Disciplines pt.1

Posted on November 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My spiritual disciplines are, Prayer, Worship, and Evangelism, and how I practice these disciplines, to me is an intense workout to keep them balanced and consistent. As leader in my church, one of my responsibilities is teaching the New Members Discipleship class, and my icebreaker is to introduce prayer into the lives of the new member. I would ask the students if they have a problem with praying in a public setting, then I would charge them to start a prayer relationship by daily conversing with the Father, I would guide them to start off praying for five minuets a day, this way they could build a consistent prayer life, that is one of my ways practicing my discipline of prayer. I have always been a worshipper, it helps that I am a musician. Music for me is an art and an attitude and to worship God is a lifestyle. As a worship leader I am constantly practicing and sharpening my skills trying to find ways to minister to God with the highest praise, and exhortation. Evangelism is a different story for me, prayer and worship includes more of a one on one relationship, or interaction with God, evangelism means following the call of discipleship, as Jesus commanded his disciples, they were told to go out to reach the masses. It takes great courage and a heart for the people, minister outside the church walls. The discipline of evangelism is something I am going to really have to work on, to be successful in this I must prepare for rejection, and be ready the answer the right questions, the discipline of evangelism for me will take much practice.

Why Ephesians;

Posted on August 9, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Discuss the occasion and purpose for the writing of Ephesians. There was no known occasion for Paul writing to Ephesus, what is known is that Paul wrote the prison Epistles while in Rome, these Epistles presented a composite picture of Christ, the Church, the Christian life, and the inter-relationship and functioning of all. Paul penned the letter while in prison (Eph 3:1 4:1 6:20), Paul most likely wrote Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians while imprisoned. Who were the original recipients of this letter? The letter was carried to its destination by Tychicus, who in Ephesians 6:21 is identified as Paul’s emissary. The recipients of these letters were the Christians of the Lycus Valley (Laodicea) or in Ephesus. Although Paul had serious difficulties at Ephesus, he still founded the Ephesians church during his second missionary trip. Most of Paul’s letters were written to meet the needs of the Churches. Who were the opponents (if any) of Paul in these areas? Carson states that “clearly the letter was meant to give instruction to the readers, but the instructions were not given in the way with which we were familiar from the Pauline letters generally”. The primary theme of this Letter is introduced, namely that all things are moving toward unity and perfection in Christ. What was the nature of the opponents’ doctrine, and how did Paul respond to it? The letter of Ephesians is more of a presentation of the Church which is the Body of Christ, which is the invisible church in which Christ is the Head. From its inception, Paul intended to gain wide a wider audience, after the Ephesians read it, the letter would have been routed to Colossae, Laodicea, and other Churches. Central to the message of Ephesians is the recreation of the human family according to Gods original plan for it.

The concept of the Messiah part 1

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

In Judaism, the expected king of the line of David who will deliver the Jews from foreign bondage and restore Israel's golden age. The term used for the messiah in the Greek New Testament is (Christos), was applied to Jesus, who is accepted by Christians as the promised redeemer. “Anointed”, derived from Greek "to anoint", this was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word (Mashiyach), commonly spelled in English, “Messiah”, which also means "anointed”, in the New Testament, and is applicable in its first sense to any one anointed with the holy oil. 

Be Blessed.

Who do we minister to?

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

What apologetic principles could be used today in a modern context? We as Christian believers today must stand up for our belief in the inerrant word of God. Christians must courageously minister the scriptures to the lost souls of the world and show our faithfulness to the word of God and the will of God. We must stand fast to the belief in the son of God Jesus Christ and teach as he did to the hedges and the highways compelling the lost souls to Christ. We must even be willing to witness to the true atheist of today.