Prayer is about being sensitive to the leading of God’s Spirit and our brothers and sisters around us in a group situation.
The content of this book is aimed at arriving at a place where a church groups will be in one accord when operating in the field of Evangelism. But this field of study can lend itself to unlimited areas of concern in our collective church family.
The aim of this study is to look at how a group of people coming together in pray can be effective in making supplication and requests to God.
The debate about women serving in ministry has been just as vigorous and heated in the past as it is today. It has been argued by many and almost all are saying they are coming from a Biblical perspective. Thus the question I ask is, “If this is the case what does the Bible say?”
A personal note before we go too far. My focus is about preaching Christ crucified and risen to deliver to man salvation, and the only part man has to play is to believe and repent. I am about the Fathers business. I would only wish we could do books on men’s role and responsibility to ministry.
This beautiful term, “through a glass darkly” is found in the Old King James Bible and it is referring to looking into a poor quality mirror getting some distortion in your reflection or as the Darby translation puts it, “through a dim window obscurely”. The “glass darkly” effect of seeing the truth of the Bible only in part is caused by the lapse of time, the history of the Church, non-Spirit led people, a denominational accommodating theology to justify a particular stance and our fallibility as humans. In many cases these factors have caused us at times to be unfaithful to His Word.
Some may read this book and say I am a literalist or purist but before you judge me please consider God’s Word when it says in Ephesians 4:5, “one Lord, one faith, one baptism”, which could be a catch-cry for unity in the Body of Christ the Church, but sadly many differ in what even this statement means.
A rhetorical question, “Who can say they are 100% correct in their perspective of understanding Scripture?” Here is the challenge; could we make a statement of faith based on Ephesians 4:5 that will bring unity? And if most of us are honest we will say, “I am right and if you adopt what I say then everything will be fine”. Of course this position is unworkable when viewing an attempt of unity.
A synergistic understanding of the Bible requires a three point perspective. One, the Bible is God’s Word. Two, the Bible is settled whether I understand it or even believe it. Three, I am blessed if I believe it and follow its direction for my life.
While reading this book please consider that God has placed in creation and in His Word a synergy when adhered to will bring a unity.
The infallible Word of God the Bible is our sole basis of our beliefs. We have 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament pointed to Jesus coming the first time and many more prophecies of Him coming the second time. The New Testament covers the life and ministry of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the establishment of His Kingdom and imminent setting up of the Father’s Kingdom.
2Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision. (ISV)
Here we see we are to study His Word, to be approved workers, which is right, but let us look at the second part of this statement.
handling the word of truth with precision.
The word precision has an implication of importance and we need to know how to handle it in our defence against the enemy. We need to understand the Word of God clearly, so that we can extinguish the fiery arrows of the enemy.
Many may ask, “What does walking in the Spirit mean?" They understand the fruit of the Spirit, the Spirit of Christ and God. But how do you implement walking in the Spirit into ones life?
In this book we will look the dynamics which work hand in hand with the spiritual development of the Christian.