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Issue No: 558     Published: 02 Jul 2012

THINKING GREEK OR HEBREW? continues

We are looking at the differences between the Jewish (Eastern) and Greek (Western) ways of thinking, so that we can better understand the ways and teachings of Jesus. (See the last 23 weeks issues of PGIM!)

PREACHING AND TEACHING

Greek (Western) Under the Greek mindset, preaching is the primary way of conveying God's Word to people, both saved and unsaved.

The traditional form of preaching that we know today was introduced by the Roman Catholic Church, from the time Constantine accepted Christianity in the 4th century AD. Then, and for more than 1000 years thereafter, the people did not have access to the Scriptures and were reliant upon the Priests of the church to proclaim the Scriptures to them.

However, this Greek/Roman mindset and pattern continued through the Reformation and remains with us today. Our whole Christian setup, from buildings, to preachers, to worship services, is based on the foundation of the sermon.

Buildings: Countless billions of dollars have been spent on building structures primarily designed as auditoriums for God's word to be proclaimed from a pulpit up the front.

Preachers: The first role of a minister, pastor, or priest, is to prepare and present sermons, to preach to the people in their congregation.

Worship: Worship services are nearly always centered round the preaching of the word.

Only this week, a pastor told me that accepted Theological College teaching is that it takes 7 years from the commencement of a pastorate, for the pastor to have had time to influence his congregation's way of thinking through his preaching.

Obviously, looking at churches worldwide, the current, sermon based system, is ineffective in bringing in new believers, and in turning current believers into disciples.

Eastern (Hebrew) In traditional Jewish ways, the primary means of bringing spiritual understanding is through interactive teaching.

The specific way of learning was by way of discussion - the asking and answering of questions. Jesus as a 12 year old could read and talk to the senior Rabbis of the day in the Temple.....

45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:45-7)

Jesus, as a Rabbi, was primarily a teacher. In the Jewish way of the time He, in particular, taught a small group of 12 disciples, whom He sent out to preach to non-believers.....

5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ (Matthew 10:5-7)

For both Jesus and Paul there are 5 times as many mentions of them teaching as preaching, and at a time when there were relatively few believers.

The best quoted justification of preaching in the New Testament was the night before Paul left Troas.....

7 On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. (Acts 20:7)

He spoke for that long as he was leaving, and it had deadly consequences that resulted in a miracle!

9 Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” (Acts 20:9-10)

Today, most sleepers are in seats and wake up at the end of the sermon! Been there, done that! LOL!

There is no specialised ministry gift of preaching mentioned in the New Testament.....

11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

The only 'preacher' identified in the Bible was Noah. He also preached, unsuccessfully, to the unconverted. Paul too, preached to the unconverted, but he taught the believers.

Presently, we seek to place preaching primarily in the domain of the pastor. However, it rightly belongs to the evangelist, and then only when addressing large groups of people. Person to person evangelism is generally found to produce more fruitful, long term results today.

Disciples are not created through preaching, but by teaching and mentoring new believers through the challenges of everyday life, in order to build up an ongoing faith in Jesus.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

SOME SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS FOR TODAY

1. While preaching is designed to reach the unconverted, teaching is the means to help those already churched grow in God.

2. Teaching should be interactive, in order for the participants to receive the full benefit.

3. Mentoring new converts is an essential part of the discipleship process.

4. Obviously, this has huge implications for the current way things are done in the church.

(To be continued next week.)

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FROM THE WORD

The Boy Jesus at the Temple

"Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." (Luke 2:41-52)

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

"He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts; take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep. “Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. “Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you." (Matthew 10:1-20)

Eutychus Raised From the Dead at Troas

"On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left. The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted." (Acts 20:7-12)

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TO BE or TO DO

701. Man expects 'to do' in order 'to be', but God requires us 'to be' in order 'to do'.

702. In God's dictionary, 'doing' follows 'being'.

703. 'To do' is simply living out our 'to be'.

704. If 'to do' does not follow out of our 'to be', then our 'to be' is 'not to be'!

705. 'To be' a witness is 'to do' God's will.

706. We are first called 'to be', then 'to do'.

707. Too often we try 'to do' when God is simply calling us 'to be'.

708. 'To do' good, it is best 'to be' good!

709. To best know what 'to do', we must first learn how 'to be'.

710. If 'what to do' is your question, look to 'what to be' to find your answer.

711. When 'to be or not to be' is the question, 'to be and to do' is the answer.

712. True 'being' results in 'doing'.

713. 'Being' without 'doing' is like a motor without a car. Makes plenty of noise but takes you nowhere!

714. 'To be' is the salt, 'to do' the light. We are called to be both.

1220. Our walk with Jesus is to start off with applying the 'don'ts' of the Law and to end up doing the 'do's' of His will.

1221. The sign of maturity in Jesus is when we live not only the 'dont's of the Law' but live the 'do's of righteousness, submission and obedience to God's will' in our lives.

1222. The 'don'ts of the Law' form firm foundations, but walls and roofs of a godly house are built of submission to God's will.

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TUESDAY TEACHINGS

THIS WEEK: BEYOND THE VEIL – 1
REVELATION FROM THE DAY OF ATONEMENT


INTRODUCING THE OVERCOMING TABERNACLE (KINGDOM) CHURCH

Before we start, it must be made clear that Jesus
was the fulfilment of all the Tabernacle Feasts.
When He died on the cross the veil was parted
forever.

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud
voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the
curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to
bottom. (Matthew 27:50-51)

Jesus, through His death made it possible for us
to enter the very throne room of God. Praise the
Lord! Yet we all know that we have not yet
occupied the throne room, at least not for more
than short periods of time. Why is that? We have
been saved; many have been filled with the Holy
Spirit, yet these twin experiences have not been
sufficient to live in the throne room of God’s
presence. There has to be something more.

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

***Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused***

*** "Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others." ***

509. GOOD ADVICE
Shakey went to a psychiatrist for his phobia.

"Doc," he said, "I've got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there's somebody under it. I get under the bed, I think there's somebody on top of it. Top, under, top, under. You gotta help me, I'm going crazy!"

"Just put yourself in my hands for two years," said the shrink, "Come to me three times a week, and I'll cure your fears."

"How much do you charge?"

"A hundred dollars per visit."

"I'll sleep on it," said Shakey.

Six months later the doctor met Shakey on the street. "Why didn't you ever come to see me again?" asked the psychiatrist.

"For a hundred buck's a visit? A preacher cured me for free."

"Is that so! How?"

"He told me to cut the legs off the bed!"

508. BREAKABLE?
There was this gracious lady mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.

"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk.

"Only the Ten Commandments," answered the lady.

507. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
My nephew, who has just started the first grade, was asked to memorize the Ten Commandments.

Upon reciting the commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," he was asked what this
commandment meant.

With absolute seriousness he replied, "That means that you shouldn't want to become an adult."

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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Do penguins live at the North Pole?

ANSWER: Afraid not. All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere. The Galapagos penguin is the only penguin that sometimes may stray slightly north of the equator. You'll find them all in the Antarctic, but not the Arctic. (Easier to swim down than up?)

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION: Does your skin shrink in water?

Answer Next Week.

SOME FUN FACTS

1003. BACK EAST
Herbert Hoover was the first US president born west of the Mississippi. He was born 8/10/1874 in West Branch, Iowa. (Took a while for the ‘young men’ who went out west, to come back to the east.)

1004. PEANUTS PLEASE
The original name for Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip was “Li’l Folks.” (Little folks, big profits!)

1005. CAUGHT BY A CAT
During the rein of Kublai Khan, the Chinese trained lions to pursue and attack big animals like bulls. (But how did you get them to release their prey?)

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

ATHENS

Answer at the end of A David Musing

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* Real wealth comes when we make a difference for other people

* The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up

* Life gives birth to life. Energy creates more energy. We become rich by giving ourselves away.

* Your talents are God's gift to you. Who you serve with your talents is your gift to God.

* What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you

* Don’t always look to get a blessing, look to BE a blessing.

* Give another what they cannot find anywhere else and they will keep returning

* Your rewards in life are determined by the problems you solve for others

* You can get everything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.

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EXTENSIVE EXPLANATIONS

45. YOU MIGHT BE A PARENT OF TEENS
By Lee Seese

...if your blood pressure is higher than your weekly income.
...if you thought "Dawson's Creek" was a Monopoly property.
...if your kids can't stand listening to your 8-tracks.
...if your favorite prayer is "Come quickly, Lord Jesus."
...if you thought "Smashing Pumpkins" was a Halloween prank.
...if your favorite sayings are:
"When I was your age..."
"Money doesn't grow on trees!"
"Because I'm your Mother/Father!"

You might have a teenage daughter if her curfew is 6pm and she
can start dating at 28.

You might have teenage drivers if your car insurance is the
same as the National Debt.

You might be a father of teens if you are losing your hair
and hearing; and lost your patience long ago.

46. MURPHY'S LAWS FOR PARENTS
The tennis shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week.

Leakproof thermoses - will.

The chances of a piece of bread falling with the grape jelly side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

The garbage truck will be two doors past your house when the argument over whose day it is to take out the trash ends.

The shirt your child must wear today will be the only one that needs to be washed or mended.

Gym clothes left at school in lockers mildew at a faster rate than other clothing.

The item your child lost, and must have for school within the next ten seconds, will be found in the last place you look. [By definition]

Sick children recover miraculously when the pediatrician enters the treatment room.

Refrigerated items, used daily, will gravitate toward the back of the refrigerator.

Your chances of being seen by someone you know dramatically increase if you drive your child to school in your robe and curlers.

47. TEENAGERS AND CATS
For all of you with teenagers or who have had teenagers, you may want to know why they really have a lot in common with cats:

1. Neither teenagers nor cats turn their heads when you call them by name.

2. No matter what you do for them, it is not enough. Indeed, all humane efforts are barely adequate to compensate for the privilege of waiting on them hand and foot.

3. You rarely see a cat walking outside of the house with an adult human being, and it can be safely said that no teenager in his or her right mind wants to be seen in public with his or her parents.

4. Even if you tell jokes as well as Jay Leno, neither your cat nor your teen will ever crack a smile.

5. No cat or teenager shares you taste in music.

6. Cats and teenagers can lie on the living-room sofa for hours on end without moving, barely breathing.

7. Cats have nine lives. Teenagers carry on as if they did.

8. Cats and teenagers yawn in exactly the same manner, communicating that ultimate human ecstasy -- a sense of complete and utter boredom.

9. Cats and teenagers do not improve anyone's furniture.

10. Cats that are free to roam outside sometimes have been known to return in the middle of the night to deposit a dead animal in your bedroom. Teenagers are not above that sort of behavior.

Thus, if you must raise teenagers, the best sources of advice are not other parents, but veterinarians. It is also a good idea to keep a guidebook on cats at hand at all times. And remember, above all else, put out the food and do not make any sudden moves in their
direction. When they make up their minds, they will finally come to you for some affection and comfort, and it will be a triumphant moment for all concerned.

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BIBLE TRIVIA (Music in the Bible)

A PSALTERY.....

..... is another kind of harp, as is a viol. They were even smaller, wooden framed harps, to be plucked with the fingers. They may have been of Phoenician origin. Mention in 1 Samuel 10:5 and Isaiah 5:12.

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Fifty years later, 'Peace Child' tribe still following Christ

21 June 2012

Source: Mission Network News

Indonesia (MNN) ¯ When missionary Don Richardson wrote Peace Child in the 70's, it was clear how huge a difference just two people could make with God's hand on their lives. But 50 years later, that picture has come into HD clarity.

In 1962, Don and his wife Carol moved to West Papua, Indonesia. With their 6-month-old son Steve in their arms, the Richardsons approached the Sawi tribe, not realizing that the very act of carrying their infant was a sign of peace to the 400 Sawi waiting to greet them.

As the Richardsons began to explain Jesus' story to the tribe, they realized that the Sawi were interpreting Jesus' betrayer Judas as the hero of the story. It turned out the Sawi idealized treachery. Sometimes they would even befriend a member of another village for the sole purpose of later betraying him to the death and having a cannibalistic feast.

In time, battles broke out between various villages over who got to be close to the Richardsons. When Don told them they needed to make peace or they would leave, a man brought his baby son to another tribe. The Richardsons were told that in the Sawi community, when one village wanted to make peace, they presented one of their children to another village. For as long as that "peace child" lived, there would be peace between the enemies.

After working hard to explain the Good News, Carol Richardson finally realized that this "peace child" act was a metaphor for the Gospel. A father would give his son to the enemy to restore peace and bring reconciliation.

Mission Network News was recently able to catch up with Don and Carol's son, Steve Richardson. Steve, who was a missionary to Indonesia before becoming president of Pioneers USA, recalls growing up with a tribe growing in their understanding of Christ.

After this "peace child" explanation of the Gospel, says Steve, "There was a breakthrough among the Sawi. They started recognizing that Jesus was God's peace child--the ultimate peace child."

"They began responding to the Gospel, and the Sawi eventually began reaching out in their own missionary efforts to tribes they had previously warred against," Steve adds.

Flash forward to today. This year is the fiftieth year since the Sawi first received and understood the life-changing news of Christ. But has that Good News stuck?

Steve says it's more than stuck: it's expanded. When his parents first went to West Papua, there were few people groups in the islands with the Gospel message. He says now, there are few who do not. The Sawi meanwhile have continued to spread the Truth of Christ to others.

For this jubilee year celebration, Steve, his brothers (who are both on the mission field), and Don are headed back to Indonesia. They are told 2,000 or 3,000 Sawi will greet them as they celebrate the coming of Christ to their community and baptize at least 50 new believers.

Steve says it's all a reminder of what God can do when just two people respond to His call. After the Richardsons left Indonesia, it was not just the Sawi who had been transformed. The Sawi have spread the message to others, for one thing. But their story has transformed hearts around the world through Don's book, Peace Child.

"So many people have said 'It's because of that story that I took my step into greater faith and obedience.' It's just fantastic to see the ripple effect of anyone out there who says, ‘Yes, God. I'm going to respond, and I'll do what You've challenged me to do.'"

The impact of just two people has been eternal and worldwide. What's God calling you to do?

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WAXING LYRICAL

Some time ago now, when we visited Christchurch for our close friend Roger's 70th birthday, I wrote this poem for him. He is happy to have it published.

ROGER

Here’s to our Roger,
Now the old codger,
Seventy years gone by, in just a flash,
As round the golf course, he does dash.
There he’s known as the ‘artful dodger’!

The handicap may have dipped,
While the waistline has slipped,
But the putting’s still mean
Once he gets on the green.
But block your ears, if the hole is lipped!

Now there’s more to life than golf you know,
The brain is fast, even if the body’s slow,
The family history has been recorded,
‘Tis just what the doctor ordered.
For our Roger’s always on the go!

Of course, there is the paternal side,
From teaching to grandkids, did he glide,
He’s such a blessing to Tony and Rose,
Even when he gets up their nose!
Helping others grow, feels so good inside.

Of course, Beryl and Roger are a pair,
A combination that is extremely rare!
They do say that opposites attract,
But together, they make a great act!
For each other, they do genuinely care.

So now that Roger has reached three score and ten,
He has proved himself to be a man amongst men.
We all do wish you every best wish today,
An early night’s in order, with Beryl to play,
And in ten year’s time, we’ll do this all again!

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A DAVID MUSING

We operate our Seekers charity shops to provide clothing and other goods to the local community at reasonable prices with profits going to support the poor in Africa to help them make better lives for themselves.

For several months now, we have been working on two projects to make our operation more effective. Firstly, a change of premises for our headquarters and Napier shop, to a larger building in our city. Secondly a link-up, in some form, with a large international charity.

I am one who likes to get things done, so it has been a source of frustration when things have dragged on an on without reaching a conclusion, one way or the other. Nothing is as uncertain as uncertainty. Possibly a new 'David's Doodling' in the making!

Suddenly, on Tuesday afternoon, in the space of half an hour, we got the green light from both the landlord and the charity! Fantastic! Praise the Lord! Now the work really starts!

As I have reflected over the past few days, this is just so typical of our walk in Jesus. Nothing seems to happen for so long. Then, all of a sudden, it is all go! Where we have had to mark time in faith, with an often, dimming expectation, the Lord suddenly makes the way for us to take our next step onwards in Him.

The waiting is the hard part! It may be months, it may be years, it will likely seem forever!

I just want to encourage you today if you are feeling discouraged in you waiting, that the day and hour will come, in His timing. May we not forget the lesson of the 6 wise and 6 unwise virgins and be ready in Jesus, both for our next step, and ultimately, prepared for the day of His return.

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

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Walking With Jesus Ministries
7 Bull Street
Ahuriri
Napier
New Zealand

Phone: (06) 835 0567 International (+64) 6 835 0567

Email: enquiries@wwj.org.nz
Web: wwj.org.nz

Our role is to bless and encourage those in ministry while promoting co-operation and unity of direction amongst the body of Christ, as emphasised 3 times by Jesus in His longest prayer, immediately prior to His arrest and crucifixion. "… so that they may be one as we are one." (John 17:12, 21, 23-4) Our website is currently being developed to encourage your participation one with another, to share resources, and to enable you to promote events and items of interest to the body as a whole – and have a smile while doing it!

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