My week in BSM
By Martti Ahvenainen
I am thankful to the Lord and the staff of BSM, for giving me an opportunity to teach in BSM again in this year. The existence of he Bible School is very important, because there the young generation will get a solid foundation for their lives and readiness for ministry.
In my lessons I treated the subject “Believers position and indentity in Christ.” Every christian needs to understand what the reconciliation work of Jeesus Christ has achieved for them. It is much more than mere forgiveness of sins. Because we were united by faith with Christ in his death, baptism, resurrection and ascension, we have received a completely new position and indentity in Him. A believer is a new creation in Christ.
Every human being´s behaviour depends very much upon his or her selfimage. Devil tries his best to destroy it and put all kinds of negative thoughts about ourselves to our mind. If he succeeds, it will have destructive effect to our life. But praise the Lord, through the gospel we learn to understand, that Jeesus has given us a new position and identity in Him. During those lessons which I gave in that week we studied many wonderful new names which God has given to His children.
We as christians must also confess with our mouth every day who we are in Christ. In that way our self image will be healed little by little, so that we can be thankful to the Lord for our life and especially for the wonderful work Jesus Christ fulfilled for us.
May the Lord bless the staff of BSM and every dear student there. My thoughts are oftentimes with you!