Monday, July 1, 2013
Preaching Season Ends: Seminars & Church Camps
I had turned down 2 Church Camps invitations this June because after a while I wondered whether my efforts were paying off. Some churches may take church camps as recreation and vacation rather than hearing the Word of God. But pity the poor speaker who prepares for a fortnight and preach his heart out 4 or 5 times, and none whatsoever benefits the Campers because their hearts are set out eating durians, going to the beach and shopping. It is not that we can't do fun things or enjoy durians but organizers of Church Camps must ensure that the spiritual aspects of the Camp - worship and hearing God's Word always take first place and per chance, God will work and move mightily to bless and transform lives.
So I prefer to conduct intensive seminars as I did in KL (3rd time in the last 13 months). At least those who come to these seminars really desire to learn the Word of God. They are prepared to sacrifice whole day Saturday to study one Book of the Bible, and that is commendable.
I won't be preaching again until mid-August because the next academic year has begun today with Orientation followed by the College Retreat this Thursday and lectures commence next Monday. July is always the busiest month and I will be teaching the Gospels and Acts for the 1st year students and Romans as an elective for 2nd and 3rd year students.
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