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Haiti April 2017 B

Croix Du Boquet, Haiti April 15-22, 2017

TLI has established a partnership with the Institut Biblique de la Croix-des-Bouquets (IBC). The Bible Institute of Croix-des-Bouquets (IBC) admits a new cohort of about 30 students each year for their one year certificate and two year diploma program. TLI’s non-formal curriculum will be adapted for use in strengthening IBC’s staff knowledge and enhancing their diploma program Curriculum to be taught: Genesis (using TLI's curriculum)

Follow along as teachers in the field offer their experiences as they share theological training with local church leaders.

Field Notes   Haiti April 2017 B

Apr  19th,  2017Half Way There...

…but just finished chapter 11. We spent extra time studying the first three chapters of Genesis, because they are so foundational for understanding the rest of the book and the rest of the Bible. Genesis 1 and 2 show us that the entire universe was designed for the habitation of the man and the woman. Genesis 3 reveals the origin of sin, the nature of sin, the consequences of sin, the need for a Savior, the promise of a Redeemer, and who the real enemy is. The rest of the Bible makes no sense without Genesis 3.

My twelve students are practicing looking at the context, finding the structure, stating the main idea, identifying the need for Christ, and applying the author’s intended message to their own contemporary situation. They are asking thoughtful questions and considering how their own lives ought to change as a result of understanding the message of Genesis

Pray for us as we look at the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph in the final two days. Please continue to pray for healing for Pastor Garry’s wife who has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is undergoing further tests.

Thank you!

Dick Albright

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Apr  17th,  2017In the Beginning

What a joy it is to be studying the book of Genesis with diploma students at the Institut Biblique des Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti.

On the first day of class, we talked about the importance of time indicators in narratives. I asked the students to find the first time indicator in the Bible. They answered correctly—“In the beginning…” (Genesis 1:1). And what does that tell us? Again they answered correctly—There was nothing before that. No time. No space. No matter. No energy. Only God existing from eternity past.

Genesis is the book of beginnings. Not just of time and space, matter and energy. But of everything there is. Land and sea. Sun and moon. Plants and animals. Man and woman. Relationships. Music and tools. Cities and occupations. Sin and pain. But most importantly, it is the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus told his disciples that all the Old Testament scriptures speak of him (Luke 24:27). And the first glimpse of the gospel is in Genesis 3:15, when God says to the serpent, “[The woman’s offspring] will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

Pray for us as we practice using tools of interpretation to release the power of God’s Word through expository preaching. Please pray also for healing for Pastor Garry’s wife who has been to the hospital with a terrible cough.

Thank you,

Dick Albright

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