Friday, May 25, 2007

Day 2

Not sure how often updates will come, but we will do so as often as possible. Please continue praying.

The first day of class for the 71 PTI guys was great. Little awareness of God through Scripture, but great eagerness to know Him Scripturally. These men are virtually drawing the teaching out of us. They are tireless (some rode as many as 18 hours on bus yesterday to arrive) in the class setting. Full of good questions too.

Nathan introduced the doctrine of Christ with an exaltation of Christ as the only God-pleasing pattern for life and ministry. After some survey of the gospel of John, he concluded with a powerful explanation through Philippians 2 exalting both the humanity and deity of Christ (which is a vastly misunderstood doctrine here). They seemed to be tracking well with him.

My first session on Christ-centered biblical theology went well too. Thank you for your prayers. We looked at Christ as the Subject of all of Scripture as foundation (e.g., Luke 24:27, 44), and then an overview of the history of God's redemptive revelation in Scripture. Then, we will take an epoch of redemptive history each day in a more focused manner from here on out. Tomorrow morning is Genesis 1-2.

Food is good. Actually, great! Amber and Anthony Mathenia are doing well, and have found much favor with the people by the grace of God.

Wedding tomorrow afternoon...really looking forward to the experience.

May the Lord bless you and keep you all...


1 comment:

Kurt Strassner said...

Praying for you guys!