Archive for April, 2010

AYC 2010 “GO” Part:10

Posted in Adventist, gospel with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Leadership & Evangelism Workshop 1/3

Before you can lead, think clearly about your vision, you need a goal to lead others to, without a focus, you will get no-where, and not only that, you will get there fast. Prayerfully search out God’s purpose and plan (with his counsel) how to make it a reality.

There are 3 main Leadership styles;

  • Authoritarian: These are leaders like Hitler who compel people to follow them
    with authority, regardless of earning trust etc.
  • Laissez Faire: This is a classic status quo, “Don’t rock the boat” kind of leader, they are very hands off and often allow things to happen rather than actively intervening.
  • Empowering: This is the kind of leader you want to be, you have vision, you communicate that to others making the vision theirs too. Lead the overall movement but empower the people to participate, they are not just a crowd which are following, they are all vital cogs in the machine, they have a sense of ownership and purpose.

The workshop then moved on to personal evangelism and what is known as the
Gospel presentation. Continue reading

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Prophetic gift

Posted in Adventist, gospel with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

The Following is a Bible Study I put together recently about the Prophetic Gift and Ellen White after being asked by some people I have the pleasure of studying with, I apologize if anything is unclear as this study does assume some prior knowledge of prophecy, I hope it gets you thinking!

Luke. Continue reading

Memory Failure

Posted in Life, Sabbath with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Well, I had an interesting experience today… one I thought you may enjoy reading about… who cares if it is at my expense, right? 😉

It all started with a phone call last night asking me to do the main prayer in church today, I agreed. This is nothing unusual, I have successfully done this many times, I prepared as I normally do… meditating on the needs of the people, how best to effectively pray for them, in a way that will admonish, exhort and uplift.

The moment came… Continue reading

Conservative? Liberal? who is right?

Posted in Adventist with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

While surfing the blogosphere the other day and landed on a brother’s website (21st Century Adventism) where I noted a particular post asking about our current Church leadership;

If one were to label (which I don’t like to do) our current Church leadership (GC Level), what would it be? Liberal, Conservative, Ultra Liberal, Ultra Conservative, Moderate, Balanced, etc. What do you think? If not balanced, what would it take to become balanced in theology and methodology?

I replied to the post, but I thought I would also post it here. As most of you would know by my posts, I am a decidedly conservative believer, but I have never elaborated as to why, so here it is, re-posted for your benefit… Continue reading

Setting Logic a-Blaise

Posted in gospel, Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Your foggy mind slowly ascends into the realms of consciousness, you can discern daylight filtering into your room through the window with nothing more than a weathered cloth tacked over it. You relax at first, figuring that you have plenty of time before running off to work, but there is a sense of disquiet, something is not right, your eyes ratchet open, suddenly your are one hundred percent awake and taking it all in… bamboo and bark are the main construction materials of this room you are in…

When you went to sleep you were in your three bedroom brick home in the middle of suburbia, this room, is surely a far cry from what you expected, Continue reading

Tomorrow

Posted in Announcement with tags , , , on April 1, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

You may remember my post last week, called the Cessation of Life. At the end of it I promised a followup post about Pascal’s Wager, well it is in the works and you can expect it tomorrow morning.

I will be interested to hear what you all think of it…

Here is a sneak peak:

Your foggy mind slowly ascends into the realms of consciousness, you can discern daylight filtering into your room through the window with nothing more than a weathered cloth tacked over it. You relax at first, figuring that you have plenty of time before running off to work, but there is a sense of disquiet, something is not right, your eyes ratchet open, suddenly your are one hundred percent awake taking it all in… bamboo and bark are the main construction materials of this room you are in…

Stay tuned!

Luke.