It has been many months since I last presented a post to my page. There have been many changes in my life and they have led me to exercise a trust in God unlike I have done so before. Through my trust in Him and guidance from the Holy Spirit, I have ventured into venues that I would have not otherwise dare to enter.
Through my present venues, there is much work that has been done through literature review for the purposes of teaching on a one-to-one or small group level. It has been a challenge because not all things presented are in line with scripture, at least to the degree by which I am impressed by the Holy Spirit. In addition, much of the work I have been led to do has not taken place in any faith-based site. One of those places has been a coffee shop; at which the co-owners have personally extended to me liberty to continue my work through their site. Consequently, other believers have also began to use this site for their personal ministry work. It is exciting to witness God's work in action. Hence, we, as believers, are not only blessing the people to whom we minister to, but we are also blessing the owners with our presence as believers, as well as with our business.
At present, I am working on several projects. One of them is reading through a book on church history in a summarized manner. It has been a little frustrating to read some of the extremes that people have exercised in order to maintain their perspective above all others, even when it was wrong. Furthermore, there have been issues that have been resolved. Yet, because of the lack of shared knowledge, many of these issues have arisen and similar conflicts have been presented once again. It leads me to wonder as to why people are not taught or people don't learn to include historical literature review as a resource for conflict resolution.
Another project that I am working on is in regards to Passover and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion). In essence, I am reviewing my previous work as well as searching for new research for further detail towards developing a brief Bible study for personal and small group use. At present, I foresee that I may have to divide the study into two sections: A.) the original Passover of the exodus by the People of Israel and the changes to is observance with regards to the Temple in Jerusalem. B.) the parallel of the Passover to that of the role of Jesus as the Passover Lamb, as well as His amendment of the significance of the bread and the wine.
In summary, the work that I am doing is not much in comparison to the work of people who have actually received a former education from a faith-based institution. However, through the help of God, it has been exciting to witness through my own life how the Holy Spirit has taught me to transpose my secular education and attributes into ones that can be used for personal spiritual development as well the further expansion of His kingdom; for that I am grateful.
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