THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE
CHRISTIAN MIND
                                            Tim Stafford
                      First...
SESSION 1 - INTRODUCTION
       The Foundations of the Christian Mind




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 But in your hearts set apart Christ as
I Peter 3:15-15       Lord. Always be prepared to give an
(NIV)                 a...
 But in your hearts set Christ apart as
                       holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord.
I Peter 3:15-15
(AMP) ...
The Secularizing of the Christian Mind

                  The American
                     Dream

                  The A...
The American Dream

  Success

Individuality

Life,“My Way”

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The American Dream:
                              Success

Right of
Viability

Right of
Sustainability


Right of
Want



...
The American Dream:
                      Individuality

Not “normal”


Outside the
“box”

Breaking the
“rules”




      ...
The American Dream:
                  Life “My Way

My Terms


My Needs


My Rules




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The American Media

        Left to
        Rights

   Individuality &
     Conformity
         Fear
(Faith in the negativ...
The American Media:
                      Left to Rights
Right to
Choose
Right to Be
Heard
Right to Live

Right to Die

Ri...
The American Media:
                Individuality & Conformity

The Message            The Reality


   Free to
          ...
The American Media:
Individuality & Conformity




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The American Media:
                  Fear (Faith in the Negative)
Fear of
religious
conformity

Fear of failure


Fear of...
The American Church:
                           An Introspective



                  Divided
                Many church
...
The American Church:
                       The Media Perspective




Dangerous   Dogmatic    Detrimental               De...
The American Church:
The Media Perspective




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A Prevailing Issue is One of the Mind



                                                                         Learning...
The 5 Marks of the Christian Mind
                     Supernatural
                     Orientation
                     ...
The 5 Marks
of the Christian Mind




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REMEMBER:
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
  The Foundations of the Christian Mind




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The Foundations Of The Christian Mind Session 1

  1. 1. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN MIND Tim Stafford First Baptist, Eustis, FL. Cross Training - July/August, 2009 ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  2. 2. SESSION 1 - INTRODUCTION The Foundations of the Christian Mind ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  3. 3.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as I Peter 3:15-15 Lord. Always be prepared to give an (NIV) answer to everyone who asks you to Key verses for the give the reason for the hope that you foundation of our study have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  4. 4.  But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. I Peter 3:15-15 (AMP) Always be ready to give a logical defense Key verses for the to anyone who asks you to account for foundation of our the hope that is in you, but do it study courteously and respectfully.  [And see to it that] your conscience is entirely clear (unimpaired), so that, when you are falsely accused as evildoers, those who threaten you abusively and revile your right behavior in Christ may come to be ashamed [of slandering your good lives]. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  5. 5. The Secularizing of the Christian Mind The American Dream The America Media The American Church ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  6. 6. The American Dream Success Individuality Life,“My Way” ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  7. 7. The American Dream: Success Right of Viability Right of Sustainability Right of Want ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  8. 8. The American Dream: Individuality Not “normal” Outside the “box” Breaking the “rules” ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  9. 9. The American Dream: Life “My Way My Terms My Needs My Rules ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  10. 10. The American Media Left to Rights Individuality & Conformity Fear (Faith in the negative) ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  11. 11. The American Media: Left to Rights Right to Choose Right to Be Heard Right to Live Right to Die Right to Be ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  12. 12. The American Media: Individuality & Conformity The Message The Reality Free to Setup to fail succeed Free to Pressured to hide choose Pressured to think Free to think alike Free to be Pressured to me conform ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  13. 13. The American Media: Individuality & Conformity ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  14. 14. The American Media: Fear (Faith in the Negative) Fear of religious conformity Fear of failure Fear of color Fear of the unknown Blind fear ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  15. 15. The American Church: An Introspective Divided Many church conflicts Confusion “Many Christ’s/ Many Gospels” Dualistic Caught Truth is between silenced and relative and in crisis fundamental ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  16. 16. The American Church: The Media Perspective Dangerous Dogmatic Detrimental Despicable ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  17. 17. The American Church: The Media Perspective ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  18. 18. A Prevailing Issue is One of the Mind Learning to Learning to Learning to break understand how Learning to think reason as a the silence as a to formulate a as a Christian and Christian and as a Christian and a worldview as a as a Theist Theist Theist Christian and a Theist ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  19. 19. The 5 Marks of the Christian Mind Supernatural Orientation Awareness of Evil Acceptance of Authority Concept of Truth Concern for the Person ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  20. 20. The 5 Marks of the Christian Mind ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  21. 21. REMEMBER: ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Foundations of the Christian Mind ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved

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