Olivet Assembly Africa leaders gathered for a continental conference and shared the words of God. AM Africa leader Walter shared from John 17:1-15, recording the prayer of Jesus. Each ministry reported on the weekly plan and OAA shared an online bible study schedule that will be conducted due to the pandemic.
Walter shared that Jesus held a farewell sermon with all his heart and in chapter 17 his prayer was recorded. He said, “He is speaking of joy in the previous chapters, now He is talking about glory”.
As for the glory, he shared that Christian has two sides as Paul said from 2Cor chapter 4. That’s the suffering and the glory. We need to know that suffering is momentary and glory is eternal.
He explained the prayer of Jesus that “This is twofold. You are not asking for self-glory. The life of Jesus was shiny inside, but eventually, it is to glorify God”.
How can He speak of glory during suffering? Jesus glorified God as it is not shameful. It is not a failure because he hs conviction instead of despair, although it is a place of death.
Jesus also prayed for his disciples even if he knows his disciples are cannot face the cross, they will be scattered, he sees the future hope. Even though we have a weakness, He never gives up on us.
Walter said that “we are in the world but not of the world”. He explained the reason why we need to be in the world to make us sanctified. He shared “If everything is easy going, we would not know how to rely on God”. So we need to rely on God and we are sent from heaven for the purpose to be fulfilled God’s will.
OA Africa addressed the plan for an online bible study program on Romans 1-8, as well as the plan of preparing a carpentry school project. OA Kenya changed to online Sunday service with the church members and made a plan for an online bible study program too. OA Egypt ministers study the bible with one Cairo university student vi online.
YEF Africa also changed to online activities. AM Africa is making online bible studies for John 16-18 with Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia listeners. OHS conducts construction works for the school building during the break time.