In today’s class,Dr Nunnally takes up issues facing the modern church, including the danger of elevating individual revelations to the level of being canonical, or the widespread belief that God no longer works miracles.
In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally focuses on God’s interaction with us. Intellectually, for some believers, the prospect of a “still active” God complicates their theological understanding. How are we to understand God’s insertion of Himself into the affairs of His human family? “Is the miraculous still going on? YES!”
In today’s class, Dr. Nunnally continues our introduction to Jeremiah. Today’s session focuses on the context of the prophet’s life and times, and how his witness of the Jews — taken into exile – formed the basis for his narrative in Lamentations. Jeremiah had been ordained for specific service. God told him: “before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew who you were going to be.” The session proceeded to a discussion of God’s intervention in time, and how the supernatural expression of His power – healing, spiritual-giftings, prophetic revelation – are still dynamic components of God’s nature. “God doesn’t change.” The session concluded with a set of references to cessation, and how many Evangelical believers had lost expectation for God’s supernatural revelation.
Jeremiah 1: 1-3; Mathew 5, 6, 7; 2 Kings 22; Amos 8:11-12; Luke 1; Isaiah 40,46; James 1:17
Today’s discussion continues the conversation on “giftings” within the body of Christ. Though not an exhaustive study, the session touches on bravery, faith and the keen importance God places on Spirit-focused worship. “The age of spiritual giftings did not end with John’s last breath (on Patmos) in 99 AD.” The Holy Spirit was an active force in the Old Testament, and continues as a dynamic influence in the New. ‘God is either involved with us … or not.”