Sunday, July 20, 2008

Zone Conf. Lesson on Faith (The Last Crusade)

We had a Multi-Zone Conference in Apeldoorn on July 9th. We learned some great things there and the spirit was so strong. We would like to share with you some of the presentation of our great Mission President, Paul Woodland, on faith. He said that faith is confidence of trust, action, a state of being, no fear, firm of mind and that it is a process. He then showed a video clip of the Indiana Jones movie, "The Last Crusade". It depicted Indie and his father inside the cavern where they were looking for the Holy Grail. He was forced into helping the bad guys find the grail. There are several things that he had to do. Picture in your mind Indie heading towards the precipice that had to be crossed to find the grail. He had to follow the same steps that we must follow to exercise our faith. 1. He was placed in a position to help because of the love he had for another (his father). 2. He had hope, faith and belief. 3. He had to know the map or guide book (scriptures for us). 4. The penitent man kneels before God (we have to kneel before God while repenting). 5. He followed the footsteps of the name of God (we must follow the word and name of Christ), and walk in the word of God. 6. He had to prove himself and take a leap of faith from the cliff, believing that the invisible path or bridge was there. He was willing to give his life for his father (we must have faith and go forward, relying on the word of Christ). He achieved the goal and saved his father (we can save others through faith and obedience). It was a very effective teaching tool and certainly held our interest. We love going to these conferences and learning and preparing ourselves to do the work more effectively.

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