Hands on Training
Laying on hands in prayer has always been a symbol of faith for the church. We go back to the book of Genesis and begin to see the importance of laying on hands by the patriarchs. Then we can go clear to the Book of Revelation and see it there too when John fell in worship at the feet of Jesus: "…But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, ‘Do not be afraid…’"
This practice of laying hands on people is, and always will be, a symbol of transference of faith. It is sometimes an agreement in faith to God for His help, sometimes as a way of showing faith in that person for a task. Laying on of Hands many times consummates the prayer of faith and should not be neglected. I believe that the practice was so widespread accepted in the culture at the time that the subject is not addressed singularly anywhere in the word but is suggested and demonstrated throughout its entirety. So note: at Branch Christian Fellowship – we lay hands on people to pray.
Todays sermon includes a presentation by Bruce Baker for the Gideons International. In addition to Bruce, his wife Barb Baker also shared a word of testimony.