Friday, February 28, 2014


Empowerment Narrative By
Jarrett L. Perdue Sr

I want to welcome everyone to “Christian Education Center (C.E.C.) Online.” Thank you so much for visiting the site.

This is an online site established under our main site, “PERDUE'S POSITIVE EMPOWERMENT”.

The word Christian is from the Greek - khris-tee-an-os, meaning "Follower of Christ." 

Christian is used twice in the KJV translation.

 Acts 26:28 "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian."

1 Peter 4:16 "Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."

Christians is used once in the KJV translation.
Acts 11:26 "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch.  And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people.  And the disciples were call Christians first in Antioch"
I believe it is important for Born Again Believers to advance in Christian Education.

I define Christian Education as learning and applying knowledge of the inspired scriptures to everyday living. Life evolves daily for all of us. As that happens, we also need to evolve in our mindset.

Born Again Believers should work in correlation with God in 3 areas of Scriptural Understanding:
Psalms 119:105 (ESV) "Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path."
Proverbs 3:6 (NLT) "Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Psalms 37:23 (NLT) "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives."

We should have interaction with God on a daily basis so that God is able: (1) To be a light to our path. (2) To show us our path. (3) To direct our steps. This gives us the Introspective Foresight to understand the things in our daily living that are solid, real, and substantial.

We should not set limitations on ourselves and the Lord. The Lord has never been limited! Scriptural translations tells us not to be caught up in empty thoughts of human thinking.  Colossians 2:8 (NLT). "Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ."

We should use the analytical, research and communication skills we have been blessed with, along with the advancement of technology to distribute and circulate information. 
MARK 16:15 (NLT) "And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone."


  1. To announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate. 
  2. To make publicly or generally known. 
Here are some synonyms for publish:
 announce, bring out, broadcast, circulate, communicate, declare, disclose, distribute, produce, publicize, put in print. 

The Lord wants each of us to bring our gifts and talents into actualization. (2Timothy 1:6 (KJV) "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee......") "Stir" in this Greek context means to awaken and ignite. To intensify one's mind. It represents strength and readiness

With C.E.C. Online a vast audience through continued technology is able to be reached. That is ministry. Ministry is utilizing the gifts and talents our Heavenly Father has given to us.
I believe it is important to know what the word ministry represents in the original meaning in the Greek, for a greater understanding of how we make application of ministry. The word ministry is used 18 times in the New Testament (KJV). 6 times in Acts, 1 time in Romans, 1 time in 1st Corinthians, 3 times in 2nd Corinthians, 1 time in Ephesians, 1 time in Colossians, 1 time in 1st Timothy, 2 times in 2nd Timothy, 2 times in Hebrews.
16 times it is used to denote diakonia (de-a-ko-ne-a) which is defined as: 

  • Service.
  • Of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote.
  • The advancement of those who render to others the offices of Christian affection especially those who help meet needs.
  • The service of those who prepare and present.

2 times when it is used in Hebrews 8:6 and Hebrews 9:21, it denotes leitourgia (la-tur-ge-a) which is 
  • A public office which a citizen undertakes to administer at his own expense.
  • Any service.
  • Of the service of workmen.
  • A gift or benefaction for the relief of the needy.
Ministry defined in the Greek, should always be used for the original intent; to serve. Do not follow the traditions of men if it does not correlate with Scriptural Principles
The development for Christian Education Center (C.E.C.) Online is to focus on 2 very important things: EMPOWERMENT and ENCOURAGEMENT.

Engaging in subject matters that we, as Born Again Believers, face on a daily basis, such as Spirituality, Health, Economics, Marriage, Family, Work Ethics, Education, Mentoring and Relationships and should be able to make application of Empowerment and Encouragement.

Empowerment is defined as to give power or authority to; authorize, esp. by legal or official means.”
It refers to increasing the spiritual, political, collective, or productive firmness of individuals and communities.
Empowerment starts with our mindset. You have to know that you have this within you. Once we know and determine we are empowered, we give ourselves the “stamp of approval” to develop the confidence and motivation for personal enhancement, achievement and development.
Each commentary I write and video I will be teaching will represent Empowerment. I will be very comprehensive in my analysis on each subject matter. I want everyone that reads my commentary /expositions and sees my video links on empowerment teaching, to receive, analyze, be educated, and then make the application for themselves in their daily living. Empowerment is processing the education and analysis received.

This is other area I focus on. Encouragement means, "to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence to promote, advance."
It is not enough to just say to someone, “I am praying for you.” While that may be encouraging, we need to promote confidence to that person(s) by distributing information that can resound in their spirit. This is what I continually work on in my commentaries and videos. Encouragement is processing the education and analysis received.

The purpose of C.E.C. Online is for anyone that is interested, to have 24/7/365 access to our Weblog. We have received some good feedback from those who said the Online Ministry has been a blessing and helped them acquire good information.
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Jarrett L. Perdue Sr.