Hey Gang...I want to pass on a few tid-bits...
1. We are going to do the Healing Workshop 2.0 on Sunday, June 11th, right after lunch, 12:45-2:45. I will be giving a little "heads-up taste" for any and all in the congregation who might be interested at both the June 4th and 11th services. Fred, HT and I think it a good thing to open the workshop up, while at the same time encouraging you, the core, to personally invite folks that you see as good candidates for expanding our team. Of course, the elders are invited also.
2. I came across the following passage in a book that Fred and I are currently reading entitled Miracle Work. I find it refreshing and right on. (BTW... this book carries a back-page endorsement from Bishop Todd Hunter, an Anglican Church of
America bishop, who just so happens to have been one of our students at Calvary Chapel Bible School, and who I first introduced to John Wimber and subsequently went on to become John's right hand man at Vineyard Ministries.)
"Can we be confident that God wants to try to heal the suffering person standing in front of us? Actually yes, we should be very confident-- bold even. It's theoretically possible that God might refuse to allow a given healing for some reason, but in the Kingdom of God, healing is the default position.
"Unfortunately, believers can get exceptionally complicated in how they think about God's will for healing. If a person comes to us with life questions, we don't doubt that God wants us to tell the good news to him or her. If we walk into a desperately poor village, we don't doubt that God wants us to feed the hungry. But for some strange reason when we encounter sickness in a person, some of us worry about whether God wants the sickness healed, or it it's God's timing for the healing. I think this sort of thinking is awfully unhelpful."
3. We are still waiting on delivery of the John Wimber book, Power Healing, as it is on back order.
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