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Ken Fong - Defining The Heroes Journey - 090201


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Ken Fong - Defining The Heroes Journey - 090201

  1. 1. Who Were Your Heroes?
  2. 3. “ Myth is a transcendent story that helps us make sense of our place in the cosmos. C. S. Lewis offered that the Christian gospel is ‘God’s myth’—not because it is fiction, but because it is a story that gives ultimate meaning.” James A. Herrick, Christianity Today, February 2009 Defining The Heroes’ Journey An enduring story of personal transformation and collective renewal
  3. 4. Creation Fall Revolution Redemption THE HEROES’ JOURNEY
  4. 5. Common Elements of THJ
  5. 6. Moses’ Heroic Journey <ul><li>Hebrews 11:24-28 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why did Moses come out of hiding to confront the very ruler and system that was looking for him? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kept him from throwing in the towel on an often ungrateful and disobedient people? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What might we learn about our Heroes’ Journey from his? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. God Captured His Imagination <ul><li>Exodus 3:1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Now Moses led the flock… to the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” </li></ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 34:7,12 </li></ul><ul><li>Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone… [N]o one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel. </li></ul>
  7. 8. He Stopped Imagining The Heroes’ Journey begins and is sustained when we let God capture our imaginations. How has God captured yours? Our church’s? 1942 2009