One wonderful thing about living in Santa Rosa, Laguna is that it is quite near Tagaytay City, one of the cool spots where people go for vacation or just spend a weekend there away from a busy work week in Metro Manila. Traffic is getting heavier than in previous years but still it’s a good place to go to on a weekend. It is where one can find the so-called smallest volcano in the world. But of course, some would say that the lake itself is the crater or the mouth of a big volcano. Whatever… but it’s a nice cool place to go to.
Most days when I go there it’s foggy and I can’t get a good shot of the volcano and the lake. But this afternooon, I got lucky. It’s a bright and sunny day today as I went home and passed by the volcano and lake. I finally got some good shots.
If you’re new here in my blog site, you will notice that I love photography as an art expression. I just love and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation.
Last Wednesday, we had our second session of what we have called “Discover the Word,” a discipleship class which I proposed to the leadership of the ReThink Community and which was approved. At the start we watched a short video on “What is the Bible?” produced by TheBibleProject.com. It’s a good video explaining what the Bible is all about in layman’s terms. Then we also watched a video interview of Gordon Fee, one of the authors of the book, “How to Read the Bible for All its Worth.” He was interviewed by Dr. Mike Feazell on the topic, “How Should We Read the Bible.” He is also one of the translators of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. His thoughts are helpful in how to read the Bible well.
At the last part of the session we discussed “Bible Interpretatation 101“ and the value of understanding the various contexts found in the Bible. Here’s a video of that session for those who are interested to follow our weekly discipleship class:
Last night, Discover the Word, a discipleship class which I have proposed and was approved by the leadership of ReThink Community began its first meeting with 7 people in attendance including myself.
It has been my passion to share what I have learned about the Bible to everyone who is interested and especially the youth. It is my hope that through this discipleship class, some may find it useful in their Christian walk with God and become transformed by the renewing of their minds — becoming more and more like Christ as years go by.
A few have shown their interest as well but they are quite far from where I am. One person who was interested is now in Qatar, another one in Baguio, one in Bulacan, another in Cagayan de Oro and another one in Zamboanga City. Since some are interested online, I have video recorded the whole session last night.
I guess I will be doing that each time so that those who are interested wherever they may be can also join us. May the Lord bless this ministry. Please pray for me as well so that I could do this regularly every week. God bless! Those who missed the class, here is last night’s video: