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  • 1. He said to them, "Go into all the world and preachthe good news to all creation… . And these signs willaccompany those who believe: In my name they will driveout demons; they will speak in newtongues;… Mark 16:15,17 (NIV)
  • 2. While Peter was still speaking these words, theHoly Spirit came on all who heard the message…. theyheard them speaking in tonguesand praising God. Acts 10:44-46 (NIV)
  • 3. When Paul placed his hands on them, theHoly Spirit came on them, and theyspoke in tongues and prophesiedActs 19:3-6 (NIV)
  • 4. He said to them, "Go into all the worldand preach the goodnews to all creation… . Andthese signs will accompany those who believe: In my namethey will drive out demons; they will speakin new tongues;…” Mark 16:15,17 (NIV)
  • 5. When Paul placed his hands on them, the HolySpirit came on them, andthey spoke in tongues andprophesied Acts 19:3-6 (NIV)
  • 6. “The wind blows wherever it pleases.You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where itcomes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone bornof the Spirit." John 3:8 NIV
  • 7.  the Holy Spirit came on them,they spoke in tonguesActs 19: 3-6 and preach the good news to allcreation (effectively) Mark 16:15,17
  • 8. Each dot represents the geographic center of the 6,912 living languagesGordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SILInternational.  http://www.ethnologue.com/.
  • 9. speak in tongues Acts 19: 3-6devise written Languagesdictionaries and grammars Bible Translations(so that) the good news (couldbe read by) all creation Mark 16:15,17
  • 10. While Peter was still speaking …. they heardthem speaking in tongues and praisingGod. Acts 10:44-46 (NIV)Fra Angelico, St. Peter Preaching
  • 11. (ca.311-381)Visigoth Scriptures(Luke 15:11-22)Ulfilas devised analphabet (writtenLanguage)Translated theBible.The earliest itemswritten in anyGermanic language wasUlfilas Bible
  • 12. Carey or his team translated the Bible into34 Asian languages, compiledgrammars and dictionaries ofSanskrit, Marathi, Panjabi, Telegu and otherAsian Languages --respected even today asauthoritative; Glimpses Bulletin Inserts 45
  • 13. 1. Ann Judson,(1789-1826)Adoniram Judson 1788–1850His literary works were:a Burman dictionary,a Pali dictionary,a Burman grammar, anda complete Burman Bible many hymns like "Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine."2. Sarah BoardmanJudson1803-1845 aiding him in histranslations of the Scriptures,religious tracts, devotional poetryand hymns3. Emily JudsonAdoniram Judson& Ann
  • 14. Total Languages in the World: 6,912At the beginning of the 20thcent. the Bibleexisted only in 67 languages67 languagesOnly 67 languages
  • 15. Townsend was a missionary toGuatemala (1917-18, age 21)SELLING Spanish Bibles, when aCakchiquel Amerindian manchallenged him:"If your God is sogreat, why doesntHe speak in mylanguage?"Townsend caught the vision thatevery man, woman and childshould be able to read GodsWord their own language
  • 16.  Townsend abandoned selling Bibles lived among the Cakchiquels learned their language created an alphabet analyzed the grammar translated the New Testament in ten years.
  • 17. Townsend founded:Summer Institute of Linguistics(SIL),worked on 1,724 languages andcurrently working on 1,053 othersFounded Wycliffe BibleTranslators
  • 18. "Not since the thirdcentury has therebeen a man likeCameron Townsendwho attempted somuch, and saw somany dreams realizedin his lifetime,"Said Kenneth L. Pike, Nobel PeacePrize Nominee.Cameron Townsend
  • 19. Total Languages in the World: 6,912From 67 Bible Translations to 3822 Translations orParts of itInProgress
  • 20. Christ teaching disciples, Catacomb DomitillaFirstbeardedChrist,late 4thc.Fresco of the Good Shepherd,Catacomb of Callixtus, Rome
  • 21. Cimabue CrucifixGiotto Cruxifixion
  • 22. Andrea Mantegna(1431-1506)The Lamentation over the Dead ChristPIERO della FRANCESCA, ,Resurrection, 1463Christ in Last Judgment,Michelangelo
  • 23. St. Marks, mosaic over doorway
  • 24. God creating Sun,Moon, and Plantsby MICHELANGELOCreation of Adam
  • 25. S. Maria Novella; Italy, Firenze; 1471-1512; by Leon Battista AlbertiTrinity by Masaccio
  • 26. Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci.The Baptism of Christ. c.1472-1475.Pierro della Francesca,Baptism of Christ"I saw the Spirit comedown from heaven as adove…” John 1:32
  • 27. Alessandro Botticelli. Holy TrinityGiovanni TIEPOLO
  • 28. Stained glass window behind the Cathedra Petri in St. Peter’s Basilica
  • 29. El Greco, PentecostWhen the day of Pentecost came, …Theysaw what seemed to be tonguesof fire… Acts 2: 1, 3Duccio (1308)Duomo, Siena
  • 30. …streams of living water willflow from within him." By this hemeant the Spirit…John 7:38-39 “The wind blows wherever it pleases John 3:8DOVETemplar’s seal France“…you weremarked in him witha seal, thepromised HolySpirit,…Ephesians 1: 13Images of the Spirit missing in Western A
  • 31. od & Christ pictured as Persons Holy Spirit always a symbol, a Thing
  • 32. Titian, Penitent Mary MagdalenDonatello,Magdalen in PenitenceAntonio CanovaRepentant Mary Magdalen,Marble. 1809
  • 33. I. Repentance RequiredJohn the Baptist (Matt. 3:2)"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."Jesus (Matt. 4:17)"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."Jesus giving great commission (Lk. 24:46-47)He told them, “…repentance and forgivenessof sins will be preached …to all nations,…”Peter at Pentecost (Acts 2:38)"Repent and be baptized, every one of you”Paul on Mars Hill (Acts 17:30)“he commands all people everywhere to repent”
  • 34. II. Repentance Necessary. Reason:To Receive the Holy SpiritPeter replied, "Repent and be baptized,every one of you, in the name of JesusChrist for the forgiveness of your sins.And you will receive the gift ofthe Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
  • 35. II. Repentance Necessary. Reason:For the Forgiveness of SinsPeter replied, "Repent and be baptized,every one of you, …for theforgiveness of your sins…” Acts 2:38“Repent of this wickedness...Perhaps he will forgive… “Acts 8:22
  • 36. For Salvation“repentance that leads tosalvation…” 2 Cor 7:10“I tell you, no! But unless you repent,you too will all perish.“ Luke 13:5II. Repentance Necessary. Reason:
  • 37. III. The Elements of Repentance1. recognition ofones sins as sins(hakarát ha-chét),2. remorse (charatá),3. desisting from sin(azivát ha-chét),4. restitution wherepossible (peiraón),5. confession (vidúi).Catholic View1.Attrition,Admission of sin because offear of punishment2.Contrition,Sorrow, sincere remorsefor wrongdoing3.Confession4.Satisfaction5. Absolution
  • 38. RepentanceBiblicalRepentanceIII. The Elements of Repentance1. Sin Admitted—Conviction.This recognition of sin is conviction, and it constitutesthe intellectual element in repentance."Father, I have sinned againstheaven and before thee: I am not worthyto be called thy son" Luke 15: 11-32
  • 39. III. The Elements of Repentance2. Sin Abhorred—Contrition." Sorrow, remorse, regret" is a feeling. Thisis the emotional element in repentance.“…a rooster crowed… Peter wentoutside and wept bitterly.” Matt. 26:75“yet now I am happy, …because your sorrow led you torepentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended …”2 Cor 7:9Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation 2 Cor 7:10This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit” Isa. 66:2" Peter Repentant"1823-25 , Goya
  • 40. III. The Elements of Repentance3. Sin Abandoned—"Desisting fromsin", Change of Conduct." Jesus declared. "Go now and leaveyour life of sin." Jn 8:11This is the volitional [action] element in repentance.Repentance concerns the whole inner nature:intellectemotionwill
  • 41. III. The Elements of Repentance4. Confession before God and FellowBelieverI said, I will confess my transgressionsunto the Lord; and Thou forgavest theiniquity of my sin. Ps. 32, 5:Therefore confess your sins to eachother and pray for each other so that you may behealed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerfuland effective. James. 5: 16:
  • 42. III. The Elements of Repentance5. Restitution where possibleBut Zacchaeus stood up and said to theLord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of mypossessions to the poor, and if I havecheated anybody out of anything, Iwill pay back four times the amount."Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has cometo this house…” Luke19: 8-9
  • 43. May God give us his Grace to“repent …for theforgiveness of [our] sins...and to receive the gift ofthe Holy Spirit”… “thatleads to salvation…”Acts 2:38; 2 Cor 7:10
  • 44. Assumption of the Virgin, Titian(Turn AwayFrom Sins )recognitionof onessins as sinsContritionRemorse, sorrowProducesConfessionOf SinsProduces
  • 45. Richard Cecil Schletty, 2001WisdomKnowledge CounselFear of the Lord UnderstandingFortitudePiety