A question that we need to ask is "What do we think of Muhammad and the Qur'an?" In our conversations with muslims this question always comes up. David Shenk explains the reasons for asking that question and the way we should answer it.
In this lecture you will look at the role of Muhammad in the Muslim movement. Muhammad is the model which reveals true submission to the Qur'an. They also think that when Jesus talks about the Comforter He promises to send Muhammad. David Shenk explains why they are wrong in their speculations.
In this lecture David Shenk will move into a different direction and talk about Adam and Eve. The first three chapters of Genesis are extremely important to understand the Christian worldview. These chapters are very pertanent in understanding who we are as human beings. The islamic understanding of the first family of Adam and Eve is also important for their theology and mission. You will discover convergence and divergence within the Biblical account and Islamic understanding.
What do muslims believe about their mission to the whole world? The mission is expressed in the call to prayer five times daily. Muslims feel that they have a mission in regard to a Christian church to help the Christians to recover and preserve unity. David Shenk explains how Muslims try to accomplish their mission.
In this lecture you will explore five pillars of duty. David Shenk introduces this topic by sharing a story about the man who preached against him in the mosque and how he told him about the five pillars of duty which helped people to get to heaven. Some Muslims also talk about the sixth pillar which is called jihad. David Shenk explains the difference between the greater jihad and the lesser jihad and also talks about the way they are expressed. The teacher also explains how the call to jihad has became an offensive movement in order to preserve the integrity of Ummah.
As we think of presenting the Gospel among any people we need to keep in mind what their worldview is. David Shenk shares his experience of sharing the Gospel among the muslims and developing a special course for them and using Qur'an as a bridge.
To introduce the topic of Muslim theology and praxis David Shenk begins with the first chapter of Qur'an where you can find the first prayer of the day. The teacher reads that prayer to the students and ask them if it's OK for a Christian to pray that prayer. You will learn about the way Muslims pray and ask God to show them the straight way. In this lecture David Shenk talks about the House of Islam and helps us to explore the five pillars of Muslim theology (Iman) and learn about the worldview in which these pillars reside.
David Shenk continues the discussion about the Muslim community, the meanings of the words "Islam" and "Muslim". They believe that they are the perfect community and can't go astray. Ummah is called to bear witness over the nations from the position of authority. To wrap up this lecture the teacher opens the book of Exodus to explain that God Almighty is the God who comes down to meet us and save us.
In Matt.9:36 Jesus had compassion on the crowds of people, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. But what about the people who know the Good Shepherd? How do they feel 'harassed and helpless' in their life and walk with Christ? In this lecture Lee Eclov introduces the course on pastoral care and counseling by sharing the results of the survey conducted in the Village Church Linconshire, north of Chicago.
To understand another person's feelings, we have to be in touch with our own feelings. To be able to see the world as others see it, we must put aside our own "stuff". To connect with people we need empathy. In this section of the lecture Lee Eclov talks about four attributes of empathy.
In Mathew 11 we find John in prison. His suffering is so great that he has doubts even though he has heard God speak from heaven. What can we learn from that account? In this session Ronnie Stevens: - speculates about John's expectations; - explains what Jesus means in verse 11 when he speaks about John the Baptist; - talks about two fantastic experiences we will have in heaven.
We come to the place in John 4 where Jesus has revealed to the Samaritan woman who He is. In a very short time He teaches her who she is and who God is. In this session Ronnie Stevens: - talks about an effective evangelistic presentation; - explains the goal of evangelism; - highlights three marks of true conversion; - shares an important principle about harvest.
In Luke 19 Jesus honors a dishonorable person, a tax collector in Jericho. He reminds us of who we are and what we are supposed to do. In this session the teacher: - provides a historical background that helps to understand the account of Zacchaeus; - explores the truths about Jesus and Zacchaeus; - explains why people needed law; - uses interesting examples to illustrate the main points.
In this section of his lecture Dennis Kizziar shares his experience of a pastor when he was introduced to the world of church discipline. He gives answers to some of the most significant questions that surface whenever the subject of self-discipline arises. Where do you start? What sins should be disciplined? When should it take place? Why should it be done? What answers does the Scripture give to these questions? Watch this video to find that out.
Jesus looks at the scene of death and He is very sad. In this encounter with Jesus Martha and Mary are going to learn more about His ministry. In this session the teacher: - talks about the emotions of Jesus in John 11 and explains why He wept; - unpacks the account of a miracle in which Jesus brings Lazarus of Bethany back to life four days after his burial; - encourages students to do the ministry Christ gave them.