We are so thankful for the Antioch church planting movement that our Lord started a couple of years ago in Vietnam using the training manual, God’s Plan for His Church. It is now spreading and expanding into Cambodia. A fresh movement of God dependent upon the power of the Holy Spirit and the sufficiency of Scriptures is lifting up Jesus Christ our Lord and Head of the church!
There is a critical need in the church everywhere to RETURN TO THE SCRIPTURES as the only source of truth and principles that will establish the church and evangelize the lost. Programs, by nature, cause us to focus on a human process of doing ministry rather than the power God has vested in His Word and in the gift of the Holy Spirit.
In each of the following verses, there was no ‘organized church program’ that made the expansion take place (Acts 6:7; 12:24; 13:49; 19:20). Antioch was a launching platform for an extraordinary movement of God because they allowed the Word of God to teach them and the Holy Spirit to guide them. The apostles and ordinary people in the church were “filled with the Spirit” (2:4) and spoke under His power (4:8; 13:9, 52). What most of us don’t realize is that we “quench the Spirit” by inserting human ideas into our ministry (1Thessalonians 5:19), and often “grieve the Holy Spirit” by our manner of life that is contrary to ‘Christ in you’. (Ephesians 4:30).
Let us return to God’s way that He has clearly revealed to us and see the same movement of God as we are witnessing in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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