Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Truth Project

On Wednesday nights after prayer service our church offers what they call "Refuel Classes." Usually there are quite a few different topics to choose from covering a variety of interests. For example, my Sweet Hubby and I just completed an 11 week study of the Book of Revelation. This study actually encompasses the better part of a year, broken down into 4 "semesters," with us just having completed the first of four. It was fascinating!

For the summer, the church leadership decided to offer just one class: The Truth Project. Here's a brief description, in a nutshell, from the website of Focus on the Family:
The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 12 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, President of the Focus on the Family Institute and a Senior Vice President of our ministry. This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
Last night was Week 3 for us. I have to say, each week gets more and more fascinating! Dr. Tackett is an absolutely riveting speaker and the course content is so relevant to today. Last night moved me to tears. The focus was on evil. "Why is there evil in the world?" We, as Christians, believe that evil exists in the world because of man's decision to reject God and embrace a lie (Satan) traceable all the way back to the very beginning of time. Evil is as old as humanity. But, as Dr. Tackett so exquisitely and profoundly reminded us last night - man, even in his fallen (from Grace) state, still bears the Image of God. If that's not an "OH WOW" moment for you...well, it certainly was for me last night. Tears. Again now.

Dr. Tackett spoke of how the Lord hears the sound of man's evil against man...

But the Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground!" Genesis 4:10
And if the Lord hears the blood of one solitary man cry out to Him, how must He hear the cries of millions?

I cry for our nation and our world...and I pray. Lord, deliver us from Evil. Amen.


shopperv said...

My bible study group is doing a complete study of Revelation! Our pastor is leading and doing a really in depth study. We are using Dr. David Jeremiah's Escape the Coming Night Study Guide AND Revelation Unveiled by Tim LaHaye!!! The background information in LaHaye's book is FANTASTIC!!!! It is a must for every Christian seeking to understand our past which helps understand where we are headed! Highly recommend it!

Gigi said...

Thanks for visiting shopperv! We also use Dr. Jeremiah's study guide - it's awesome! I'll have to check out Tim LaHaye's guide - thanks for the tip! What's that old saying? Those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it...