"How to Understand a Muslim and Change" seminar
May 4-5, 2007
ESL Cooperative Ministry
Download the PDF file†(10 MB)
1. Introduction to Islam
2. Expansion of Islam
3 & 4. Understanding Islam
5. Spiritual World of Islam
6. Cultural Barriers
7. Theological Differences
8. Outreach & Summary
Most of the basic material on Islam have been used from www.encounteringislam.org resources; however, I have added extensive information from my own personal experience, understanding ¬†and other resources. My testimony of conversion from Islam¬† to Christianity is included.
Inspectional Reading (PDF)
CESLM SPRING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE on May 5 & 6, 2006
INTERCULTURAL ISSUES IN ESL
TEACHING AT HIGH SCHOOL ON ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY
High School Class name: Religious Meanings PowerPoint
Seminar given @ Children of Abraham Conference on December 30, 2005¬†
Summary of Evangelistic Insights on Sharing the Gospel with Muslims
1. Kingdom of God [Intellectual level]
Though this level may be considered only in intellectual level, it in reality springs from righteousness of God. Hence, this level should never be completely separated from righteousness of God level. In fact, in reality it is the rigteousness of God that which is the original of the Kingdom of God. I do not believe 'Kingdom of God' can exist apart from the rigteousness of God at all. It's intimately related to each other.
2. Righteousness of God which is revealed in Christ. [faith/heart level]
The way to grow in this level is through constant repetance and faith in Christ. Trusting and obeying His Word.
If I want to give an example for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, the relationship between hot coffee and its steam a cold day is probably one of the best example. The steam does not exist apart from the coffee. However, coffee can exist without having steam coming out of it.
Unfortunately, Christians have many ideas or worldviews coming from their past experiences, culture, other people, family etc. They do not see the necessity of change of mind as Romans 12:1-2 calls us for. We can challenge people on worldview level (steam), yet we may forget their heart (coffee) which is the true source of our problematic thinking. Pro 27:19 "As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man."
Over the years, I have found many books that contributed to my personal development. I have summarised some of them for my own benefit so that I can revisit them and gain understanding, be accountable to myself and principles I have set.
I have come to understanding that if a person is not self-directed and his own leader, he can't lead others. So, in that respect, I found valuable few books and summarised them. Here's one of them in PDF format.
One of my favorite web site on
|Our Dependence Upon God by Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse (Real Player)|
|Trials and Pain: Heartache or Happiness by A.W. Tozer (text)|
|Leadership #1 and Leadership #2¬†¬†by Dr. John Gertsner mentor of R.C. Sproul|
|Theology and Culture, David Wells interviewed by Mark Dever (MP3, 12MB)|
DEVELOPING FEAR OF GOD
The Fear Factor by Wayne Mack & Joshua Mack
In their Bible Study The Fear Factor, Wayne and Joshua Mack show that by thinking the same way as an unbeliever you are imprisoned by misplaced faith. By guiding you through God's Word they help you realize the resources that are available to you in Christ. By explaining God's game plan, they take you to the heart of the problem, getting face to face with fear so you can throw off the shackles that bind you. Christ came to set you free.
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help you to make this study practical.
Click here to read summary of Chapter 5 [summarized for the purpose of printing and meditating daily]
Click here to read summary of the whole book [summarized for the purpose of printing and meditating daily]
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