Friday, July 14, 2017
Preaching, Leading & Theological Training
So I testified that despite a busy schedule where my HQ asked me to speak twice on two different State wide events I gave priority as a lecturer at College in marking my papers and exams scripts which I submitted at the beginning of the new Semester. Likewise as students they must know God's appointed time for themselves which is to study and learn. They should give priority to studying and learning God's Word as much as possible to sharpen their sword, the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. I shared with them again how I spent on average 20 hours a week in my undergraduate study in theology learning Hebrew and Greek. I told them I would not have been able to pick up the word moedim in Gen 1,14 if not for my knowledge of Hebrew. And in my Romans and Hebrews class often I turned to the Greek text and Hebrew and LXX to explain OT background to the New Testament. I have prioritised teaching and taking less speaking invitations elsewhere. In fact soon after my trip to Indonesia, I shall be speaking in a mini Conference for men in Kota Belud over 3 sessions, and then teaching a week long intensive MA course in KK. In my concluding comments in my sermon yesterday I referred to Daniel's life and how he and his friends studied for three years at the University of Babylon in order to serve the King. I told them this verse was especially important for me for when I went for theological study as I know after graduating I shall be serving not a human king but the king of kings and the Lord of Lords.
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