The Foundations Of The Christian Mind Session 2

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The Foundations Of The Christian Mind Session 2

  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 2 – SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION 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 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
  4. 4. Intro: The “God Void” ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  5. 5. Cultivating an Eternal Perspective Every person is viewed in full view of Heaven and Hell Every situation is seen from the principalities and powers view Every conversation, every decision, and every action is seen in light of the eternal ramifications. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  6. 6. Developing a Christian Intellect Retraining our minds to think from a spiritual framework Eliminating the Thinking Schizophrenic about what we Christian are hearing Mind, ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  7. 7. Lost in Translation Misunderstanding Scriptural Views and Language Misunderstanding Miscommunication Contemporary of a Christian World Cultural Contexts View ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  8. 8. Lost in Translation ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  9. 9. Lost in Translation: Offending God Clip Misunderstanding Scriptural Views and Language Misunderstanding Miscommunication Contemporary of a Christian World Cultural Contexts View ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  10. 10. Lost in Translation Listen for Spiritual Orientation Listen for Cultural Context Watch how the reactions are polarized ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  11. 11. Orienting Spiritually Read (Bible) Study (Variable) Listen (Not hear) Cultivate Spiritual Framework ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  12. 12. Example of Good Translation ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  13. 13. The Outward Sign of Spiritual Orientation is BROKEN SILENCE II CORINTHIANS 2:14ff Educating others Becoming a voice towards the more Challenging the that is clearly, spiritual perspective secular Status Quo. articulately and and undoing the predictably heard. works of the enemy. ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  14. 14. Closing Thought: There is ALWAYS a Spiritual Orientation ©2009 Oak B rook Produ cti o ns – All Ri ghts Reserved
  15. 15. 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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