The resurrection seems to be on people’s minds this week. The truth of Jesus’ resurrection is supported by numerous facts: an empty tomb, prophecy, eyewitness accounts of the apostles, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, all testify to the validity of this foundational stone to our faith as Christians.
The power of the resurrection is one that is celebrated each Sunday as Christians observe the Lord’s Supper in memory of Him. We proclaim His death through the observance of eating the bread and drinking the fruit of the vine, uniting with Christians around the world who do the same. We remember His death, but we are also celebrating His resurrection “until He comes.”
The power of the resurrection is witnessed when a sinner turns from a life against God and they are united in the likeness of His death, burial, and resurrection through baptism. The beauty of this union is seen when they are raised / resurrected to walk in a new life. This new life is a testimony to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
The power of the resurrection is heard as the gospel is proclaimed, sharing the Gospel of Jesus. Through the “good news” we are identifying the hope we have in a Savior who was raised from the dead. This message is the heart of the Gospel, the power of God to save those who believe.
The power of the resurrection is not only the reason we are Christians and the message we proclaim; it is the focus of our work in the Extension Training program. How powerful to think that men are being trained throughout the world to go forth and preach the Gospel of Jesus.
When Paul wrote the church in Philippi, he expressed his desire to know Jesus. One of the ways he expressed this desire was through knowing the “power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3:10). Our prayer as Christians should be to know the “power of His resurrection,” this day and every day.
Now on to the other reports...
Reports from the coordinators are now located on the website, under Staff Reports. The address is http://www.wetrainpreachers.com/extension-schools/
Fifty-Seven Applicants For The Gamma Class: The powerful work of CBIW in Cameroon is growing and fifty-seven applications are in place for the next class to begin in January, 2015.
Four Are Baptized In Nigeria: The evangelism of staff and students at the Southwest School of Evangelism is fruitful and more lectures are planned for the weeks ahead.
Thirty-Five Studies, Fifteen Baptism, Eight Restorations: The news from Kenya is incredible. The information extends beyond the title for the article and is worth reading.
Because of your efforts in the work of the Extension Training program, the power of the resurrection is changing lives even as you read this report. Our God is awesome! Thank you for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in the great work God has given us. To Him be the glory and honor.