"For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged." -1 Corinthians 14:31
Tomorrow morning we will have our first In-house conference at Calvary Chapel Yuma. The reason for it being an "in-house" conference instead of a regular one with special guest speakers is because part of being the church is to raise up disciples to make disciples. What I mean is there are speakers within the church that the Holy Spirit has gifted to speak forth God's word. Granted there are those that cannot teach in the church, but what do you do with those that have and can teach? My job as the senior pastor is to follow the leading of the Spirit always but also to facilitate and help those that are humble and willing to develop their teaching skills. I cannot put a period where God might be placing a comma. Who knows this may be the start of a school of ministry or the beginnings of a Bible college. What Paul tells us here is that prophesy foretelling or forth-telling God's word should involve others and in an orderly fashion. So that all may learn and be edified together! You see whether it's prophecy in it's proper setting, an exposition, a Sunday school lesson, or a small group, teaching is about building others up! Jesus said "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the age." Amen." (Mt 28:19-20) The great commission doesn't end with preaching the gospel but it continues with making disciples, and we make disciples primarily by teaching them the word of God ie. "all things that I have commanded you". Let's seek to be edified so that we can edify others as well!
- HOW DO YOU STUDY YOUR BIBLE? IS THERE A CERTAIN APPROACH YOU TAKE? HOW CAN YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF EVERY SITTING UNDER THE WORD OF GOD?
- I WILL BE GIVING A COURSE ON INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY TOMORROW AFTERNOON @ 2 PM. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO ALL THE COURSES BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THIS ONE THEN GREAT. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ YOUR BIBLE MORE INTENTIONALLY AFTERWARDS.
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