Has anyone ever walked in while you were in the middle of a movie or a TV show and started asking a bunch of questions because they missed the first half of the film?
It’s kind of annoying isn’t it? Unfortunately many Christians study their Bible in the same way!
In this episode of Now Is the Time I share with you why I believe chronological Bible teaching is vital for all Christians and I share with you some of my experiences after going through 80 hours of chronological Bible training.
Last month I spent two weeks at our mission’s headquarters in Harrisburg, PA where I received 80 hrs of training on Chronological Bible teaching. This Fall I’ll help teach the OT half of this course in Bucharest, Romania and early next year I’ll help teach the NT half of the course in Budapest, Hungary.
Summer ministry here in Ukraine is always very busy. This summer our team is leading a number of seminars. Recently we trained volunteers here in Odessa at the pro-life women’s center with our Good Soil evangelism and discipleship material.
This month, I’m working on writing a new seminar on Worldviews that we will begin to offer in Churches here as well. The first seminar will be in Kirovograd in mid August.
In addition to this our refugee ministry continues. New politics has meant that our the refugees are now paying for rent in the government building where they are staying. As a result a few have returned to Eastern, Ukraine. We are praying that we can help other families in need find more permanent housing in the Odessa area.
This summer we also have plans for some ministry training in separatist controlled areas of Eastern Ukraine. I can’t give you detailed information about this publicly, so if you’d like to this project, please send me a note and I will communicate with you personally.
3 Reasons We Need Chronological Bible Teaching in Our Churches
- We have fragmented the Bible into a few verses here and a few there.
- We don’t see the Bible like the original readers did.
- We often fail to connect the larger themes of the Bible
Roots of Faith
I encourage you to check out Roots of Faith chronological Bible teaching which is offered at our mission headquarters in Harrisburg, PA twice a year.