DTS Lecture Phase is chalked full of amazing teachings (and teachers) that will literally change your life. I remember how, during my DTS, I sat in class captivated week after week. I was thrilled to discover new things about life and Jesus and, well, a hundred other things.
The thing that makes DTS lectures great is that they point you right to God. It's all about Jesus. What does He say, what is his heart, who He is…
I can't even pin down the most transformative week for me. But one of my favorites is The Gospel Week. Each year, my heart comes alive as we talk about how wonderful our God is, how unfathomable it is that He made us, saved us, and loves us without end. One cannot help but fall in love with Jesus when we get to know Him and all He has done. It's the simple gospel that changes us.
Identity Week is also one of my favorites. Being solid in our identity is imperative for Christians. This week is packed with truth that we get to soak in and claim for ourselves. During this week God opened my eyes to see that I am always who I am no matter what I do. I am free from finding worth in performing. My worth is in Christ. C'mon!
Lastly, I must mention Holy Spirit Week. Holy Spirit, God within us. This is a week of discovering the great power of God. And amazingly, that God can, and does, move in great power through us. Now I pray with confidence because I know God is alive and active and powerful today, right now. This week helps us see past the physical to acknowledge the spiritual world that is more real than we understand.
Really, every week of DTS is mind-blowing. It’s a spiritual feast every class. The word “lecture” takes on a whole new meaning in DTS. It’s more like, “time to get to know Jesus better and hear epic testimonies of God’s goodness.” It’s a really good time.
By Olivia Wesner