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EBTC: Walking in the truth

“For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 Jn 3-4)

God’s Word has the power to save, to change and sanctify those who submit to it. Each year we are able to see this promise being fulfilled, not only in our students but also in our teaching staff. It is in this sense that we are able to reflect on another year, in which over 150 students graduated from programs such as our Preachers Institute, Biblical Counseling, Church Ministry and the Bible Survey year.

We are thankful for your continued support through prayer and finances, without either none of this would be possible to achieve. Knowing that God is faithful we want to encourage you to continue to support God’s work in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; through prayer but also financially.

Our aim remains to teach God’s infallible and all-sufficient word, in an ever more secularized and anti-Christian society. We do this in order to equip students “to observe all that I have commanded” (Mat. 28,20) and to become more effective disciplers “able to teach others also” (2. Tim 2:2), so that local churches would be strengthened.

Please watch this testimony from one of our current graduates:

Here are some impressions from our graduation ceremonies this year:

13-Jun-2015 18:21, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 5.6, 92.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 360

27-Jun-2015 17:01, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 5.6, 24.0mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 400

27-Jun-2015 17:09, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 5.6, 24.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320

 

27-Jun-2015 09:00, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 2.8, 24.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320

13-Jun-2015 20:32, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 5.6, 105.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

20-Jun-2015 20:04, Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 2.8, 45.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 640

 

13-Jun-2015 17:59, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 4.5, 21.0mm, 0.013 sec, ISO 200

27-Jun-2015 16:58, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 5.6, 24.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320

13-Jun-2015 20:13, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 4.5, 38.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

 

20-Jun-2015 19:54, Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 2.8, 58.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 640

27-Jun-2015 16:58, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 5.6, 24.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 320

13-Jun-2015 20:18, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 4.8, 48.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

 

27-Jun-2015 17:08, Canon Canon EOS 70D, 5.6, 24.0mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 400

13-Jun-2015 20:19, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 5.0, 52.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

13-Jun-2015 18:18, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 5.6, 105.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

 

20-Jun-2015 15:58, Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 3.2, 70.0mm, 0.01 sec, ISO 800

13-Jun-2015 20:14, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 4.8, 45.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

13-Jun-2015 20:18, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000, 5.0, 58.0mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 800

 

The Apostle Peter summarizes our call and responsibility well when he writes:

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self- control, and self- control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Pt 1,3-8)

EBTC Austria

Seminars-Aus

After much prayer and preparation we were able to start our first EBTC seminar in Austria. The two-day seminar (03.07-04.07) took place in Vienna and was attended by 60 people.

We are thankful to God for many more people than we actually asked for!

The seminar was intended to introduce the EBTC to interested believers and to showcase what would happen at a typical EBTC weekend. Alongside much fellowship and good conversations we held classes on the book of Genesis, ranging from Bible Survey, Practical Theology, Hermeneutics, Exposition to Biblical Counseling.

We are thankful for an attendance that spans almost the entire Austria. There was great anticipation for next year, as we aim to start with the Bible Survey class in September 2016.

We would ask you to pray for this new opportunity as well.

in His Service.