My Freshman year of College their was a birthday party for a friend of mine. The location and time were given and another friend and I decided that we would just ride together to the party. When it came time to go to the party we put the directions in our phone so that it could tell us where to go. We got a location on the phone and started driving towards it. When we arrived at this place we recognized some people in the parking lot. However, this was not actually were the party was being held. After quite some time and driving around we found the place where the party was at.
Sometimes good communication can be a difficult thing, but it is very important. Just like the story above, we had an address to the location, but really clear directions as to where it was. Our communication with God is unclear a lot of times as well. Sometimes we may feel as though we don’t know what He wants us to do or we may feel that He wants us to do something that is uncomfortable to us. Trusting Him is the secret to this situation. Whether a small communication comes up in life or it’s something that is bigger God is their to give us guidance and give us the right thoughts and words to say. He gives us ultimate guidance and shows us the way through His love. My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding (Psalm 49:3)
Another among the Bible verses on abortion is Luke 1:15, which states that John the Baptist will be “filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb”, meaning that the baby in the womb has a soul for the Holy Spirit to fill. When Elizabeth met Mary she said that her baby “leapt with joy” in her womb” when she came into her presence. (Luke 1:39-44)
“What then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?” (Job 31:14-15)
“For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
Proverbs 24: 11-12 – “Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts and he sees you. He keeps watch over your souls, and he knows you know. And he will judge all people according to what they have done.” (NLT)
Psalm 51:5 – “I was born a sinner – yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.” (NLT)
Jeremiah 1:5 – “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” (NLT)
1 Corinthians 6:12-13 – “You may say ‘I am allowed to do anything.’ But I reply, ‘Not everything is good for you.’ And even though ‘I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything…But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.” (NLT)
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 – “Don’t you realize that all of you together are the Temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in You. God will bring ruin to anyone who ruins this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you Christians are that temple.” (NLT
We are awash in symbols. Our language, our words (hence our thoughts, even) are symbols, representations of things other than themselves. The letters of the word dog aren’t a dog or any dog. They’re a symbol, composed of type on a page, made of letters and sounds that, no matter how construed, never can be what they stand in for. The word dog, in every tongue and script, represents something bigger than itself.
Language, culture, society, politics—everything to some degree—comes to us filtered through symbols: flags, icons, pictures, slogans, idiom, art, poetry, sculpture, dance, architecture, ritual, and custom, with meanings often varying from place to place. So many things mean more than what they, in and of themselves, are.
Of course, the Bible is filled with symbols, too. We’re all familiar with, for example, the prophetic symbolism of Daniel: a winged lion (Dan. 7:4), a beast with iron teeth (Dan. 7:7), a goat that “touched not the ground” (Dan. 8:5), a statue with feet of iron and clay (Dan. 2:33). Again, all these are symbols of greater realities.
And the parables Jesus told? The lost sheep (Luke 15:1–6), the rich man burning in hell (Luke 16:22–31), the marriage supper (Matt. 22:1–13), and the ten virgins (Matt. 25:1–13) are all symbolic representations of concepts that, in their essence, have little or nothing to do with their symbols. (Christ came to give eternal life to a fallen race, not to find lost farm animals.)
This quarter’s lessons focus on biblical symbolism of a certain kind: clothing imagery. We will consider the garments that people in the Bible wore and what that clothing really meant, what truths it symbolized, what great realities it pointed to, and what lessons we can learn from it. From the fanciful adornment of Lucifer in heaven to the filthy rags of our own righteousness, from the coats of animal skins for Adam and Eve in Eden to the “garments of splendor” mentioned in Isaiah, the Bible uses clothing and clothing imagery to portray truths about sin, pride, righteousness, salvation, justification, resurrection, and eternal life in Christ.
Kanisa la ulimwengu mzima (Global church). Kwa vile Mungu analiita kanisa lake kuamka na kufanya matengenezo, ETC tumeupokea wito huo wa Mungu, na tunakusudia kupaa ili kulifikisha kanisa mahali anapotaka yeye. Kulifanya kanisa la konforensi hii lisimame likiwa katika hadhi yake hasa kama “nuru ya ulimwengu”. Hili litawezekana kwa kuwa na uongozi bora utaowahusisha watumishi wa kanisa na washiriki wote kama wadau wa maendeleo ya kanisa na taasisi zake, zaidi ya yote tunahitaji nguvu ya ROHO MTAKATIFU.
Katika miaka mitano ijayo (2011 – 2015) ETC imekusudia kuamuka na kufanya matengenezo katika mambo yahusuyo utume wetu. Hii huhusisha mambo haya yafuatayo hapa: