Love, Servanthood & Holiness
Did you know that you are called to ministry? Every believer is meant to be equipped to serve God and others (Eph. 4:12). In this subject, we’ll explore the meaning of authentic ministry by looking at the life of Jesus. We will see that love, servanthood and holiness is the signature scent of Christ's fragrance. You will be equipped to know your ministry and transform the world around you through your service. Jesus said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45, NASB).
The Prophets & Psalms
The Burning Heart of God
What do the Prophets and Psalms teach us? In the Prophets, we see God’s burning heart of love for his people. He desires their whole heart, not just a part. In the Psalms, we experience the worshipper's fiery love for God. The psalmists enjoy, desire and celebrate the Lord, rather than merely put up with him. In these classes, we will journey through the Prophets (Isaiah - Malachi) and the Psalms. We will discover their poetry, passion and purpose. Jeremiah sums up the prophetic call: “But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,’ his word is in my heart like fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot” (Jer. 20:9, NIV).
The Art of Preaching:
Ministering the Word like Jesus
Did you know that preaching is not just for pastors? Jesus expected all of his disciples to share his Word (Mark 16:15; Acts. 1:8). In this subject, we will explore the art of preaching. God’s Word has creative power and he has entrusted it to us. You will learn how to receive, construct and deliver the Word like Jesus. Most of all, you will learn to become the message you preach. Your life is the greatest sermon you can give; it supplies validity and strength to your words. Paul exhorted Timothy: “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Tim. 4:2, NASB).