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Using Technology (including computers) in ministry

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

what are the computer uses in ministry?

to carry the gospel to propagate the good news, to preserve and communicate God's Word to others. like paper was used in books, like tables of stones were used, so computers can be used in gospel work. to help us remember, to help us share, to help us search/research the Bible.

Bible says
Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Bible says
Deu 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Bible says
Deu 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

Bible says
Exo 10:2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.

Bible says
Joe 1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

Real-life examples
-satellites are computers -radio stations are computers -tv stations are computers -digital tv receivers are computers -powerpoints/oo, hymnals -ipod/android/java SOP -transmission of tv programs by internet -Bible & SOP research,

Real-life examples

what else can we help with? (apps/algorithms/platforms/libraries/AI /etc..)

to help others find the link to eternity/God

most important thing - eternal life

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

most important thing - eternal life

Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? (mark 16:15 go ye...) as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

most important thing - eternal life

Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

faith comes by hearing the Word

Psa 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

have you read/heard the whole Bible?

"As a safeguard against this degeneracy, and a stimulus to development, nothing else can equal the study of God's word. As a means of intellectual training, the Bible is more effective than any other book, or all other books combined." Education 142.2

shortcuts to learn more Bible...

so atttend worships learn how to give bible studies memorize verses listen to biblical preachers read the Bible Stories listen to KJV-MP3 go to week of prayers go to theological forums (even if you're not a theologian :) go to campmeetings, revivals, voice-of-youths, evangelisms, church plantings, etc... pray for opportunities to learn from godly and biblical people

shortcuts to learn more Bible...

help others who are doing ministry / bible studies. best way to learn is to teach something.

find your role in this

Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.