The concept of Preach was chosen as the second of three keys in our mission statement. It reads: “We emphasize the original Pentecostal doctrines of salvation, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, continually striving to develop fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ.” One of the special aspects of the Apostolic Faith Church is the unity we enjoy worldwide. That unity is tied, in a great measure, to our consistent doctrine. All branch churches around the world preach these same Bible truths. At the center of our doctrinal teaching are the three basic Christian experiences.
Bring a smeared, dirty glass jar to class, about half full of earth. Use this to illustrate the three spiritual experiences: salvation is like emptying the dirt out, sanctification is like cleansing or washing the jar, the infilling of the Holy Spirit is like filling the jar with a pure substance.
Booklets on Salvation, Sanctification, Baptism of the Holy Ghost
Tract #1 – “Three Steps”
“Wholly Holy” from Higher Way 95-3
“The Power of the Holy Spirit” from Higher Way 93-6
“The Promised Gift” from Higher Way 95-6
“Our Role in Reaching the World” from Higher Way 94-4
Bring a three-legged stool to class. What happens if you remove one leg? Compare this to trying to live as a Christian without the three foundational experiences.
In discussing the question related to Florence Crawford saying that sanctification = the hub of the Gospel. Ask: Do they know what a hub is? Take a wheel and show the hub. Brother Ivon talked once about grease and its importance to wheels and bearings and compared that to the Holy Spirit.