Soul Development and Training

Over the last few months I have been listening to talks by Dr. Michelle Anthony about Christian Education.  She would shift the focus to soul training in Christian Education.   Since this is the work of God alone, the teacher can at best set up conditions for the Holy Spirit to move in the life of the student.  Her approach to Christian education is to equip the children to 1.  know God intimately, hearing His voice of direction in their life, 2.  foster a desire to obey God’s voice, and 3.  encourage a dependence on the Holy Spirit to be in, of and through any act they do.

This goal reaffirms an earlier Scriptural teaching I received from the Purpose Driven series by Rick Warren, wherein he said, “Every believer needs a mission and a ministry”.  It has been a blessing to me to have times of quiet reflection and worship.  Then borne out of those time of prayer and refection find the exact ways God wants me to serve in the next day or two.  I find that the Holy Spirit empowering the ministry activities with the Burmese makes them not a burden or taxing but a joy of overflowing energy.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on June 2, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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