Sunday, August 30, 2015

Healing and What the Bible Says

Healing

Article Source: R. K. Harrison, Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 2, p. 542

Healing may be described in terms of curing or restoring to health of a sick person, whether by promoting the closure of wounds, repairing the results of accidents or surgical disease, or administering effective treatment for specific pathological conditions of the body or mind. In the Scriptures healing is the restoration to a state of health by physical means or by miracle; the methods not necessarily mutually exclusive. To consider healing in the Bible, we shall look at health and longevity in the Bible, so as to see the methods of healing in the right context.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Regeneration

flower blooming

Text: Ezekiel 36:21-38

What is Regeneration?


It is the birth of a New Spirit. The Bible says in Ezekiel 36:26-27: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”

Sunday, August 16, 2015

God’s Method Of Missionary Outreach

Missionary Outreach

I took a long break from this blog in back May but now I have resumed my weekly sermon posts. I appreciate all my readers and will keep going on it for as long as the Lord allows.

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Text: Acts 13:1-15

Recently, the Church organized an eleven-week Evangelism training course in order to highlight the opportunities that are ours today in going out to reach others for Christ; for in the words of Christ Himself – “the fields are already ripe even unto harvest” We also tried during the course to show the how-to of evangelism.

Today, in this country, the Church has the greatest opportunity to reach others for Christ. Now that men are confused asking where do we go from here. Now that people have developed itching ears, now that their trust in material things has received a heavy shock; now that much of the country is open to us, with the freedom of religious belief entrenched in our Constitution, never has the Church had a better opportunity.

We wish to, in this passage, look at God’s effective plan for effective evangelism. We would want to point out in this study that the Church today needs not fail for lack of knowledge of this plan. It is necessary to note here that the principles of Missionary Outreach of the early Church established on God’s direction are applicable in our today’s Church outreach. The text gives us four basic principles for Missionary Outreach.