Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Truth

We had another Bible study with the Pastors and leaders... It was so great. It reminds me of Paul when he writes I desire to build where no one has built before... This is so new to them that they just exude excitement for what they are learning in the scriptures. One pastor said, "I think we are getting the whole process, seeing how we take the scripture and study it and then are able to preach it. Where before we just take a piece of paper or some thoughts and preach , now we are able to understand and teach it. Soon we can make a commentary for Daniel, Ezra or whatever." That was great to hear that, as the biggest thing I am trying to do is instill confidence in them so that they can read and understand and teach the Bible with clarity and confidence. Another pastor said, "This is awesome how the Bible opens up before my eyes." We had a great chat before the group about starting a Bible School and they are so desiring of that. After the meeting, I went with Peter to look at the plot of ground that he is using to build a church. Peter - build my church... Fitting, huh? Speaking of names, Peter plans to name this church "Pillar of Truth" from the verse:

1 Time 3.15- but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

He told me that he comes from a family of liars and his parents named him "truth" in Nyanga... It was a cool story and a neat opportunity to be in on the ground floor, literally.

Thanks for your prayers...

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