May 27, 2008 – Tuesday

Wow, what a day.  After a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs and bread, it was time to go to meet with the missionary team.  Our morning session was from 9:30 AM until about 1:00 PM.  

We covered the following passages and subjects:

John 15:1-17   The importance of abiding in Jesus
                         Jesus loves us with the same love that God the Father loves Jesus
                        The commandment to love one another
                        The importance of unity and not allowing the enemy to place a wedge between brothers

John 13:1-17  Jesus sets the standard for service
                       Cultural standards for service versus God’s standard
                       The necessity of being willing to die for Jesus and each other
                       The necessity of being willing to live for Jesus and each other
                       The purpose of knowledge God’s truth is application

After lunch we had our second session from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM.  We covered the following passages and subjects:

Galatians 5:1-16  Walking in the Spirit versus walking in the flesh
                             The fruit of the Spirit as evidence of a changed life

Galatians 6:1-2      How to deal with a brother/sister in sin
Matthew 18:15-17  Dealing with conflict with a brother/sister when offend
Titus 3:10-11          The role of church discipline
                                The role of people and the church and leadership when someone is in sin or when                                        there is conflict

I enjoyed our extended question and answer times greatly.  We had very good questions and dialogue.  I’m also thankful for Christian and Lisa who have been doing a great job translating for me.

We had a nice evening rain that cooled everything off.  The evening meeting started at 7:30 PM, and we left the building around 10:00 PM.  We had a late dinner, and now it is time to wrap this up and catch some sleep.

The pictures are from today, and I will try to take a few each day.