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Verses Sheets for Winter Training 2014: Exodus (1)

January 9th, 2015 Categories: eating... 3 comments

With the winter video training starting this evening, here are the verse sheets I have prepared to go along with the messages. I find these helpful in the messages and study times to quickly see the verses for each point together. I also find that asking why each verse supports that part of the outline helps me to see that point in the Word more myself.

Over the past few years, I have received feedback from others that they find these helpful too, which is why I make them available here. Some saints like to print them out, others like to look at the electronic copy on their device, but however you use it, I hope it is helpful to you too.

These verse sheets are for the Crystallization-study of Exodus (1) and all verses are taken from the Holy Bible Recovery Version. In order to conserve some space for those who like to print these, I haven’t quoted whole chapters, so you will need to look those up.

In the past, preparing these sheets has been quite a tedious process, however this year I tried to automate some parts of it… did you know you can do regular expression replacements in MS Word? I do now! So on the plus side, these are all available now instead of spread out over the next couple of weeks. However, this also means there is more room for errors (I already found some chunks of missing verses… hmm, one of my regular expressions must have been wrong), and I won’t notice them till I use these sheets myself. If you spot any errors, please drop me an email or leave a comment so I can correct it for others who may come across this later.

As an alternative (or supplement) to these verse sheets, I recommend purchasing the iSilo version of this HWMR from LSM as the outlines are included in it. Then if you also have the Electronic Edition of the Holy Bible Recovery Version you can click on the verse references to go straight to where they are in the Bible, and also have easy access to related footnotes and cross references and the context of where those verses are. Of course you can use a regular printed Bible :) but time is precious both in the messages and study times!

Thank you Lord, for so many tools to dive into the Bible, the Word of God! Lord, we give this training to You, open Your heart more to us and constitute us with Your Word!

PS: This “series” of posts seem to be the most regular on this blog… given that I really haven’t posted much in the past couple of years. So you can easily find the other verse sheets for past trainings just by looking at my recent posts (or the automatically generated related posts). We’ll see if I can make it a bit harder to find this post this time next year by posting a lot in 2015…

So faith comes out of hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ

January 5th, 2015 Categories: enjoying... Be the first to comment

“Although the people had no faith, faith came when God came in to speak a word.”

Life-study of Exodus, message 29

Lord, speak to us more in 2015!

PS: I really enjoyed the Winter School of Truth. The Bible is the Word of God! Hopefully I’ll share more on it soon :)

The Bible is God’s Word!

December 7th, 2014 Categories: eating..., enjoying... 1 comment

In preparation for this year’s Winter School of Truth, I’ve been following the study group guidelines for the serving one’s and helpers. To prep for my study time tomorrow, I was just reading chapters 5 and 6 from Lesson Book 6 – The Bible, which goes into twelve proofs that the Bible is the Word of God.

I appreciated the introduction at the beginning that reminded me that we believe not because of the outward proofs but because of a living touch with God the Spirit by praying in our spirit with the Word. However, although we do not need the outward proof to believe, it is still good for us to know a few crucial facts, both for ourselves and those we come into contact with. But this is not so we can debate with them, but so we can know assuredly and also present these proofs to those seeking to know more about the Bible.

Anyway, it was so enjoyable to get into these twelve proofs! No other book has stood the same test of time, no other book has affected man so dynamically, and there is no other way by which we could know God and His eternal plan. No one else but God could have written the Bible, and He has sovereignly arranged so much so we could have the Bible and know it is His Word. Thank You Lord for giving us the Bible!

For more details you’ll have to read the chapters yourselves (you can find it on ministrybooks.org under “Lesson Book, Level 6: The Bible—The Word of God”), but I’ll just list the twelve proofs that the Bible is the Word of God!

  1. The proof by logic
  2. The proof by its completion
  3. The proof by its prophecies
  4. The proof by its power
  5. The proof by people’s love toward the Bible
  6. The scientific proof
  7. The proof by the history of the Jewish people
  8. The proof by its indestructibility
  9. The proof by its spread during persecution
  10. The proof by the word of the Lord and other writers of the Bible
  11. The proof by ancient documents
  12. The proof by archaeology

Being at the Teachers Training and getting into this again now, I am being infused with a fresh love for the Bible! So I’d recommend getting into the messages at the prep.truthschool.eu website, even if you won’t be serving at the WST. These messages are really encouraging, enlightening and supplying, and each one is just 20-30 minutes long :) It’s probably also not too late to join a study group, whether you plan to be at the WST or not (FYI the deadline to register for WST is in less than 24 hours!).

The Lord and His lovers suffered much to preserve the Bible for thousands of years so that we, the lovers of the Lord, may have this great gift. We need to treasure the Bible and study it as the most precious thing we have.

Lesson Book, Level 6: The Bible—The Word of God, Chapter 6

Thank You Lord for the Bible!

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Verses Sheets for Winter Training 2013: Genesis (2)

January 10th, 2014 Categories: eating... 2 comments

Tonight is the start of the winter video training in London, and as in previous years I am preparing verse sheets to go along with the training outlines. I find these useful to quickly look up the verses as the brothers are speaking the messages, and to get into the verse references during the study times. I hope you find them useful too, and am making them available here for those who do.

These verse sheets are for the Crystallization-study of Genesis (2), and I will update this post as I go along. As a little note, in order to conserve space I tend not to quote whole chapters that are referenced, so you will need to look those ones up. Oh, and if you spot any mistakes, please let me know so I can correct them. Thanks!

“In Everything”

December 2nd, 2013 Categories: pondering... 1 comment

When I was living with my roommate a few years ago, we used to remind each another often of this verse:

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

This verse tells us to be thankful to the Lord, not just for the good things, but for everything. So when we were living together, and something would happen, one of us would say, “Thank You Lord…” and the other would be reminded and reply, “…for everything.”

I’ve been feeling really thankful to the Lord recently. It’s not like something particular has happened, I’m just generally thankful. Maybe it is because I read this Bibles for America article about Thanksgiving. It just seemed to sink in a bit more for me this year, that it’s not just about the yummy food (I’ve tried it, it is delicious). But it really is about giving thanks to God.

It is wonderful to have this time of year to be reminded to thank the Lord. But it is even more wonderful to realise that this does not have to be limited to once a year, or even to once a week. Our thankfulness can be daily, even moment by moment. Oh thank You Lord. Lord, thank You.