Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Robert Crabtree concludes his discussion of hearing the voice of God. “In both the Old and New Testaments we see examples of God speaking through dreams and visions, as well as directly … audibly, to his people.
Exodus 3:5; 1 Samuel 3:11; Luke 22:31; Acts 9:4; 2 Kings 1:12; Jeremiah 19:3; 18:15; Genesis12:1-2;22:11; Joel 2:8; Acts 16:7
Wave is in Israel for the next few weeks, conducting his yearly seminar. Substituting for Wave today, Robert Crabtree invites us to consider how God communicates. Does He speak directly? Yes. Does He speak to us through dreams and visions? He does. Does He lead He lead us through unspoken, wordless revelation? Absolutely. How God speaks to us is today’s lesson.
Genesis 22:11-13; Genesis 46:1-4; Exodus 3:4; 1 Samuel 3:1-11; Luke 10:28-42; Luke 22:31-32; Mark 15:34; Psalms 22:1; Acts 9:4
Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Robert Crabtree leads a discussion of our nation’s spiritual heritage. Some suggest that , as a nation, we are now “post-Christian.” Some add that Christianity never held full influence in our founding. Robert Crabtree begs to differ. “When people start making decisions according to political values, instead of spiritual values, that government will fail.”
In this session, Rev. Bob Crabtree convenes a discussion targeting a practical emphasis on the works of the Holy Spirit. “We are people of the future. You get into trouble when you come to the conclusion that you can proceed without the counsel of the Holy Spirit.” (As an aside — during the presentation, Bob relates an unexpected missionary adventure — we’ll call it, “The Hallelujah Story.”)
Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Bob Crabtree offers another perspective on the manifestation of spiritual gifts. He reminds us, Paul wrote his letters in response to increasing division among early Christian believers. “Spiritual gifts were given to promote a unified body of believers.”
Substituting for Dr. Nunnally, Rev. Robert Crabtree takes up a discussion of the power needed for witness. As the church enters the most turbulent period in history, God’s people must actively pursue every spiritual advantage. Will God remain engaged with humanity as planetary culture collapses into unbelief? Absolutely. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and ultimate resource; God remains engaged with His people.