March 2007 Gods Voice Worldwide From Dr. Mark Virkler
Author of How to Hear Gods Voice and President of Christian Leadership University
Mission: To equip you to do everything as an outcome of your daily conversations with God, and to train others to do the same.
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Go See This Movie Next Weekend: CLU Graduate Writes a Major Motion Picture!
Christian Leadership University graduate, Cheryl McKay (Ph.D. in Christian Counseling, 2004), has written a feature film coming out in theaters March 9th. Its called The Ultimate Gift (based on the novel by Jim Stovall) and stars James Garner, Brian Dennehy and Abigail Breslin (the Oscar-nominated actress from Little Miss Sunshine). The film is rated PG and contains a positive message for families. Fox Faith, the division of 20th Century Fox dedicated to providing entertainment for faith-based audiences, is distributing the film. You can watch the trailer and download a Bible study discussion guide at Fox Faiths official website for the film: www.foxfaithmovies.com/theultimategift
Please support this film by going to see it during its opening weekend if possible, and send a message to Fox Faith that we want more family films like this one.
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|Mar. 11-14||How to Hear Gods Voice||Orchard Park, NY|
|Mar. 30,31||Christian Dream Interpretation||Trafford, PA|
|Apr. 27-28||How to Hear Gods Voice||Las Vegas, NV|
How to Hear God's Voice Streaming Video is Now Available!
In 2006 we completed taping the full "How to Hear God's Voice" 10-hour course at TACF. This teaching is finally available via on-demand, streaming online video.
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Is one of your New Years resolutions to read through the entire Bible this year? Has it been a resolution in years past that fell by the wayside sometime around April? Perhaps it is time to try a different approach. Rather than simply reading through the Bible, wouldnt it be great to slow down a little and finally get a handle on all those kings and judges and prophets, and how the history of Israel all fits together, and why we should even care about it? The Through the Bible series of eight courses with CLU can help you do just that.
Reading an average of two chapters each day, it will take you longer than a year to complete the series, but once you do, you will know the Bible better than you ever dreamed possible. The collateral text gives you the basic information about each book, such as author, when it was written, brief historical context, etc. It also presents an outline graph of each individual book on a single page, helping you recognize major characters and events and how they fit into the larger context. Then, you make that outline your own by meditating on each chapter and creating your own title for it that summarizes the content of the chapter for you.
You will also write down anything the Lord specifically speaks to you through the chapter, as well as questions and insights you have. Finally, there are open-ended questions that encourage you to explore specific themes throughout the book and on throughout the entire Bible. You will be guided in building your own personal theology on a variety of subjects directly through your meditation on the Scriptures.
Why not make these courses the foundation of your daily devotions for the next two years? You may choose any of the eight courses. Enroll during the month of March 2007 and you can request a 25% discount off the cost of books and tuition for as many Through the Bible classes that you order. (Students already receiving a financial aid discount can request a 10% discount.) There is no better investment of your time or money that you could ever make than investing in greater knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!
Free Bible Commentary from a Spirit-filled perspective: www.freebiblecommentary.org
Tent-Making Activity (Acts 18:1-4) More Stamina Than Ever!
Following is Mark Virkler's personal story, written last Fall.
I have taught 8-hour seminars on hearing Gods voice for the last 25 years of my life. They are Friday evening and Saturday 9:00 5:00. I have found in recent years that I am really exhausted on Saturday evening after teaching these 8-hour seminars.
Well, this last week, Thursday through Saturday, I taught two of these 8-hour seminars back-to-back in Canada. The first one was Thursday all day 9:30 in the morning 9:30 in the evening and then Friday 9:30 in the morning till 5:00 in the evening (extra long as I was working through a Chinese translator). In addition on Thursday I drove 3 hours before I began teaching at 9:30 in the morning.
Then I drove Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 to a second location and taught from 7:00 10:00 and then on Saturday from 9:00 5:00 and then drove 3 hours home. When I arrived home on Saturday evening I was still not exhausted. I had taken a bottle of the juice with me and drank it throughout the seminars.
For me this is a miracle. I have much more stamina than I have had in recent years. I am feeling better the longer I drink the juice. This is truly exciting. I am experiencing the aging process reverse in my body.
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Laughter Is Healing to the Bones
A fundamentalist Christian couple felt it important to own an equally fundamentally Christian pet. So, they went shopping. At a kennel specializing in this particular breed, they found a dog they liked quite a lot. When they asked the dog to fetch the Bible, he did it in a flash. When they instructed him to look up Psalm 23, he complied equally fast, using his paws with dexterity.
They were impressed, purchased the animal, and went home (piously, of course). That night they had friends over. They were so proud of their new fundamentalist dog and his major skills, they called the dog and showed off a little. The friends were impressed, and asked whether the dog was able to do any of the usual dog tricks, as well. This stopped the couple cold, as they hadn't thought about 'normal' tricks.
The key is DOING what we have been taught! THEN it WORKS! - Jeff Schoonmaker
After taking your course a couple of years ago at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Colonie (Albany), NY, I finally got into an accountability relationship with two other men and started actually doing what you taught. It is making a big difference in my life! Thank you for being faithful to carry this message to so many.
This Fall I taught a two-part summary of your main points to the Student Christian Association here at Hudson Valley Community College. It was so well received! I got reports back the following week from 3 or 4 students and one faculty member who had already put the principles into practice and were experiencing blessed results of increased intimacy and guidance!
Last night I did the first of the same two parts at the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship group Union College in Schenectady. The reception was great! One student wanted a copy of the example I read of one of my own conversations with God. He knew someone who would really benefit from reading it. Wow! And after I was done, one of the volunteer staff told me she had your big manual and had taken the full course through a small group and was thrilled with its effect on her life.
A New Addition to the Virkler Family
Rebekah Jane was born to Joshua and Charlene Virkler February 5, 2007, joining big sister, Jasmine (21 months). She weighed 7 pounds at birth, a big surprise after their 10 pound, 11-ounce firstborn. She is sweet and easy-going, not bothered by much of anything. We are very thankful for her, and Mark and Patti love having another grandchild to dote over!
New translations posted Spread the word to those who could benefit!
Special thanks to Philip Chandane who has translated the tract, You Can Hear Gods Voice into Marathi.
We have received offers from individuals around the world to translate our books into various languages, and we now have free material available on our website in 25 different languages (plus English!). We appreciate each and every person who has given of their time and talent for this work. If you would like to volunteer to translate any of our materials, please contact Mark Virkler.
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