Christ Pursuit Weekend Talk 1: The Journey

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Christ Pursuit Weekend Talk 1: The Journey

  1. 1. CFC Singles for ChristCHRIST PursuitWeekendTalk 1: JOURNEYJune 16, 2012Jhonsen D. Sales
  2. 2. Stage 1 (Nurturing and Supporting) Covenant Orientation Weekend Christian Character Weekend Knights Tale Weekend Princess Diaries WeekendStage 2 (Strengthening & Fortifying) Christ Pursuit Weekend Men and Women’s Weekend 2 –Intimacy Weekend
  3. 3. 2009 Metro Manila Conference “Christ Pursuit,”held at Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  4. 4. “It is not that I have alreadytaken hold of it or have alreadyattained perfect maturity but Icontinue my pursuit in the hopethat I may possess it, since Ihave indeed been takenpossession of by Christ.”
  5. 5. I. Our Personal Journey Towards ChristII. Christ’s Pursuit of UsIII. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal PursuitIV. Responding to the InvitationV. Reflection and Sharing
  6. 6. I. Our Personal Journey Towards ChristII. Christ’s Pursuit of UsIII. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal PursuitIV. Responding to the InvitationV. Reflection and Sharing
  7. 7. Life of Saint Paul10 AD – Birth of Paul35 AD – Martyrdom of Stephen35 AD – Paul’s conversion35-38 AD – Trip to Arabia38 AD – 2 week trip to Jerusalem38-43 AD – Ministry in Syria and Cilicia46-49 AD – First Missionary Journey48-49 AD – Galatians48-50 AD – First Jerusalem Council50-52 AD – Second Missionary Journey51-52 AD – I and II Thessalonians, Appearance before Gallio52 AD – Return to Jerusalem53-57 – Third Missionary Journey55 AD – I and II Corinthians
  8. 8. Life of Saint Paul53-55 AD – Paul at Ephesus57 AD – Arrest in Jerusalem57 AD – Romans57-59 AD – Ceasarean imprisonment59 AD – Shipwreck voyage to Rome59-62 AD – First Roman imprisonment60 AD – Ephesians, Collossians, Philemon61 AD – Philippians62-67 AD – Fourth Missionary Journey63-65 AD – I Timothy and Titus67-68 AD – Second Roman imprisonment67-68 AD – II Timothy67-68 AD – Trial and martyrdom
  9. 9.  himself in a race or in a journey His goal was to attain perfect maturity – to be like Christ and to be in Christ St. PAUL  perfection of a relationship with God  developing an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus.
  10. 10.  a journey or searchof moral or spiritual significance.Pilgrimage it’s not about who finishes first, but it’s aboutthe experience, the fulfilment and thesatisfaction of reaching the sacred destination. Let’s close our eyes and reflect.
  11. 11. Where are you in this journey?Reflection 1Just started. Tired/exhausted.Hard starting. “Been there, done that”.Too distracted. Lost.Stationary. Going around in circles.Tired/exhausted. Committed.Good News: We are all works-in-progress
  12. 12. Where are you in this journey?“actively chasing” or “continuously following” running desperately and helplessly towards Him.We serve not just FOR Him but WITH HimPURSUIT: Christ’s pursuit of us Our pursuit of a life in union with ChristGood News: We are all works-in-progress
  13. 13. I. Our Personal Journey Towards ChristII. Christ’s Pursuit of UsIII. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal PursuitIV. Responding to the InvitationV. Reflection and Sharing“… since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ.”
  14. 14. Christ’s Pursuit of UsHe pursued us FIRST.He pursues us because He loves us.He pursues us to belong to Him. He pursues us WHENEVER. He pursues us WHEREVER. He pursues us HOWEVER. He pursues us WHOEVER we are. And the “WHYEVER” is because great is His love for us, for us to belong to Him completely.
  15. 15. “…neither death, nor life, norangels, nor principalities, nor thingspresent, nor things to come, norpowers, nor height, nor depth, norany other created thing, will be ableto separate us from the love of God,which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  16. 16. Listen to Him?Reflection 2Visualize that God placed them in thisworld to start the journey as a smallchild. Let’s close our eyes and reflect.
  17. 17. Where is Christ in our journey?God is the reason why we are in the journey.God sees to it that we stay in the journey becausewe are intended for Him.God is the goal of our journey.Christ is the start, the way and the goal all in one.We are one in Christ.Complete dependence in Jesus.Without Me you can do nothing (John 15:5)Apart from Him we have no real life of any kind. Since God desires us so much, He will chase us, seize us, until we are back in the journey
  18. 18. I. Our Personal Journey Towards Christ II. Christ’s Pursuit of Us III. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal Pursuit IV. Responding to the Invitation V. Reflection and Sharing“…but I continue my pursuit in the hope that I may possess it…”
  19. 19. The pursuit of oneness with Christ20 I have been crucified with Christ and I nolonger live, but Christ lives in me. The life Inow live in the body, I live by faith in the Son ofGod, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 How close are you with Jesus? How intimate is your relationship with Jesus?To be like Christ we must know Him more and grow in an intimate relationship with Him.
  20. 20. What will make ussuccessful in our pursuit? 1. Focused. 2. Enduring. 3. Continuous. In our pursuit we will keep on moving forward, PRAY FORWAD.
  21. 21. I. Our Personal Journey Towards ChristII. Christ’s Pursuit of UsIII. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal PursuitIV. Responding to the InvitationV. Reflection and Sharing
  22. 22. Responding to the InvitationChrist is all-out in His pursuit for you.He is pursuing you now – right at this very momentRESPONSE Are you ready to take seriously this pursuit of knowing Christ more and growing in an intimate relationship with Him? If your answer is YES, the pursuit begins!!!
  23. 23. I. Our Personal Journey Towards ChristII. Christ’s Pursuit of UsIII. Our Pursuit of Oneness with Christ - The Ideal PursuitIV. Responding to the InvitationV. Reflection and Sharing
  24. 24. Listen to Him?Reflection 31. God is in pursuit of me. How does this make me feel?2. How will I respond to His invitation?3. What are my fears, if any, of being pursued by the Lord?The WAY you PRAY. The WAY you LIVE.
  25. 25. Thank you!PraiseGOD!Love from Jesus, fill us!Holy Spirit, guide us!God the Father, your willbe done! AMEN
  26. 26. Email me @jhonsen2010im@gmail.com

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