And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for TEACHING, rebuking, correcting and TRAINING in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2Tim 3:15-17 (NIV)
The Lagos Church recently commenced a 2 Weeks Ministry Training Academy (MTA) on the 13th of June, 2015 at the Ikeja church facility.
The training which started 11.00am was opened with a class on The Introduction to the Old Testament Survey by Evangelist Emmanuel Emeh. He taught on Why We Survey, The Bible as a Library, Languages on the Old Testament and the Themes of the Old Testament Book.
He further explained the aim of the survey, which is to:
- Afford a broad overview of the Old Testament (Key characters, dates, events, doctrines)
- Explore the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament
- Enrich and improve our devotional lives (Joshua 1:8)
- Spur us to further study of the Old Testament (2 Timothy 2:15)
- Help us make it to heaven (Romans 15:4, 1 Cor. 10:11, 2 Tim 3:14-17).
Download the Introduction to the Old Testament Survey (PPT)
The second class on The Flow of the Old Testament was by Evangelist John Cawray. He revealed the importance of knowing the flow or sequence of biblical events and history (God’s Story).
He further explained the 12 Historical Periods in the Old Testament, from the Primeval to the Roman period.
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The first week of the MTA was a success and was well attended by leaders (Bible Talk, Family Group, Ministries and Church evangelists) in the Lagos Church.
The training continues this week (20th of June, 2015) at the same venue.