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  • These things always promise more than they deliver. Eventually, we’ll be dissatisfied with what we buy. The loneliest moment in life is when I’ve been promised the ultimate experience, but we realize it is empty.\n
  • These things always promise more than they deliver. Eventually, we’ll be dissatisfied with what we buy. The loneliest moment in life is when I’ve been promised the ultimate experience, but we realize it is empty.\n
  • These things always promise more than they deliver. Eventually, we’ll be dissatisfied with what we buy. The loneliest moment in life is when I’ve been promised the ultimate experience, but we realize it is empty.\n
  • These things always promise more than they deliver. Eventually, we’ll be dissatisfied with what we buy. The loneliest moment in life is when I’ve been promised the ultimate experience, but we realize it is empty.\n
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  • My relationship with Jesus is not related or connected to the other areas of my life. Much of the time, He is relegated to the periphery of my life.\nWhile this compartment can grow larger, it still is not related to the many other areas of my life. This is my singular “spiritual” or “sacred” area; the rest of my life is “secular.”\n
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  • The reality is that sometimes our center isn’t Christ; some other area consumes us.\n
  • LEFT: Disconnected, unrelated compartments of life.\nRIGHT: An integrated, holistic life, where my relationship with Jesus is the sole basis for my perspective and my practice in all other areas of life. Every facet of my life is centered around Christ as the unifying point of integration and coherence. When the heart is focused on Him, He becomes relevant to every part of life and empowers us to live before Him in all that we say and do. Here, there is no distinction between secular and sacred; all things are done for Him and through Him (Ro.11:36; Ph.4:13)\n\n\n
  • LEFT: Disconnected, unrelated compartments of life.\nRIGHT: An integrated, holistic life, where my relationship with Jesus is the sole basis for my perspective and my practice in all other areas of life. Every facet of my life is centered around Christ as the unifying point of integration and coherence. When the heart is focused on Him, He becomes relevant to every part of life and empowers us to live before Him in all that we say and do. Here, there is no distinction between secular and sacred; all things are done for Him and through Him (Ro.11:36; Ph.4:13)\n\n\n
  • To be centered is to seek Him in all things.\nWisdom = chockma in Hebrew. Pronounced “hokema” which means skill.\n\nTo gain a skill requires training and practice (stumbling and getting back up). How did you learn how to drive a car (stick shift)? At first, its very mechanical, worrying about coordinating the clutch, the gears, and the gas. But over time, you train your muscles and body to react smoothly and easily.\n\nProv. 1:1-7. The first seven verses of this book are the most important in the whole book. They provide the theme and purpose of the book. A pithy observations of a fundamental way of viewing life. You never get skill without instruction and discipline. Theme is “fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” \n\nThe greatest skill in life is to live all of life in the fear of God.\n\nImage: Giving Socrates the cup of hemlock for his death.\n
  • To be centered is to seek Him in all things.\nWisdom = chockma in Hebrew. Pronounced “hokema” which means skill.\n\nTo gain a skill requires training and practice (stumbling and getting back up). How did you learn how to drive a car (stick shift)? At first, its very mechanical, worrying about coordinating the clutch, the gears, and the gas. But over time, you train your muscles and body to react smoothly and easily.\n\nProv. 1:1-7. The first seven verses of this book are the most important in the whole book. They provide the theme and purpose of the book. A pithy observations of a fundamental way of viewing life. You never get skill without instruction and discipline. Theme is “fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” \n\nThe greatest skill in life is to live all of life in the fear of God.\n\nImage: Giving Socrates the cup of hemlock for his death.\n
  • To be centered is to seek Him in all things.\nWisdom = chockma in Hebrew. Pronounced “hokema” which means skill.\n\nTo gain a skill requires training and practice (stumbling and getting back up). How did you learn how to drive a car (stick shift)? At first, its very mechanical, worrying about coordinating the clutch, the gears, and the gas. But over time, you train your muscles and body to react smoothly and easily.\n\nProv. 1:1-7. The first seven verses of this book are the most important in the whole book. They provide the theme and purpose of the book. A pithy observations of a fundamental way of viewing life. You never get skill without instruction and discipline. Theme is “fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” \n\nThe greatest skill in life is to live all of life in the fear of God.\n\nImage: Giving Socrates the cup of hemlock for his death.\n
  • This is a fundamental concept in the Bible. As is the fear of God. But these things are rarely taught today. We prefer the soft virtues of God- grace, love, compassion. We don’t like the hard virtues: wrath, fear, anger, holiness. But His love and His wrath are equally infinite. But we’re more children of our culture than we’d like to admit. We’ve dumbed down the gospel to make it more palatable, more relevant. Yet Jesus in John 6 (drink His blood and ate His flesh) said some “hard sayings” upon which many disciples left Him, separating the curious from the committed. \n\nA church with 100 pp may have more impact than one with 10K pp. God is not impressed with numbers.\n
  • This is a fundamental concept in the Bible. As is the fear of God. But these things are rarely taught today. We prefer the soft virtues of God- grace, love, compassion. We don’t like the hard virtues: wrath, fear, anger, holiness. But His love and His wrath are equally infinite. But we’re more children of our culture than we’d like to admit. We’ve dumbed down the gospel to make it more palatable, more relevant. Yet Jesus in John 6 (drink His blood and ate His flesh) said some “hard sayings” upon which many disciples left Him, separating the curious from the committed. \n\nA church with 100 pp may have more impact than one with 10K pp. God is not impressed with numbers.\n
  • This is a fundamental concept in the Bible. As is the fear of God. But these things are rarely taught today. We prefer the soft virtues of God- grace, love, compassion. We don’t like the hard virtues: wrath, fear, anger, holiness. But His love and His wrath are equally infinite. But we’re more children of our culture than we’d like to admit. We’ve dumbed down the gospel to make it more palatable, more relevant. Yet Jesus in John 6 (drink His blood and ate His flesh) said some “hard sayings” upon which many disciples left Him, separating the curious from the committed. \n\nA church with 100 pp may have more impact than one with 10K pp. God is not impressed with numbers.\n
  • This is a fundamental concept in the Bible. As is the fear of God. But these things are rarely taught today. We prefer the soft virtues of God- grace, love, compassion. We don’t like the hard virtues: wrath, fear, anger, holiness. But His love and His wrath are equally infinite. But we’re more children of our culture than we’d like to admit. We’ve dumbed down the gospel to make it more palatable, more relevant. Yet Jesus in John 6 (drink His blood and ate His flesh) said some “hard sayings” upon which many disciples left Him, separating the curious from the committed. \n\nA church with 100 pp may have more impact than one with 10K pp. God is not impressed with numbers.\n
  • This is a fundamental concept in the Bible. As is the fear of God. But these things are rarely taught today. We prefer the soft virtues of God- grace, love, compassion. We don’t like the hard virtues: wrath, fear, anger, holiness. But His love and His wrath are equally infinite. But we’re more children of our culture than we’d like to admit. We’ve dumbed down the gospel to make it more palatable, more relevant. Yet Jesus in John 6 (drink His blood and ate His flesh) said some “hard sayings” upon which many disciples left Him, separating the curious from the committed. \n\nA church with 100 pp may have more impact than one with 10K pp. God is not impressed with numbers.\n
  • 1. Pursue those things in life that give you a sense of transcendence. Only God can give me beauty, fulfillment, and purpose.\n
  • 1. Pursue those things in life that give you a sense of transcendence. Only God can give me beauty, fulfillment, and purpose.\n
  • 1. Pursue those things in life that give you a sense of transcendence. Only God can give me beauty, fulfillment, and purpose.\n
  • 1. Pursue those things in life that give you a sense of transcendence. Only God can give me beauty, fulfillment, and purpose.\n
  • 1. Pursue those things in life that give you a sense of transcendence. Only God can give me beauty, fulfillment, and purpose.\n
  • Isaiah, Daniel, Abraham (passed between the animals), John in Rev. 1- these were terrifying experiences; Daniel fell down like a dead man. Fear of divine displeasure rather than a fear of human displeasure. Being a slave (bondage) to human expectations and opinions will not allow me to being a slave to God. Defining myself by people’s opinions is a terrible slavery.\n
  • Isaiah, Daniel, Abraham (passed between the animals), John in Rev. 1- these were terrifying experiences; Daniel fell down like a dead man. Fear of divine displeasure rather than a fear of human displeasure. Being a slave (bondage) to human expectations and opinions will not allow me to being a slave to God. Defining myself by people’s opinions is a terrible slavery.\n
  • 2. The “fear” of the LORD (in this case the Hebrew word really means “foundation”). Paraphrase: “The reverential awe, in the humility of a subject in the presence of his master, is the foundation of wisdom.”\n\n3. The wisdom literature of the NT is the book of James. He refers more to the wisdom literature than any other book in the NT.\n
  • 2. The “fear” of the LORD (in this case the Hebrew word really means “foundation”). Paraphrase: “The reverential awe, in the humility of a subject in the presence of his master, is the foundation of wisdom.”\n\n3. The wisdom literature of the NT is the book of James. He refers more to the wisdom literature than any other book in the NT.\n
  • 2. The “fear” of the LORD (in this case the Hebrew word really means “foundation”). Paraphrase: “The reverential awe, in the humility of a subject in the presence of his master, is the foundation of wisdom.”\n\n3. The wisdom literature of the NT is the book of James. He refers more to the wisdom literature than any other book in the NT.\n
  • Paul only had two days on his calendar: today, and That Day. The future defines my present.\n\n“Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord.” Ps. 107:43\n\n
  • Paul only had two days on his calendar: today, and That Day. The future defines my present.\n\n“Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord.” Ps. 107:43\n\n
  • Paul only had two days on his calendar: today, and That Day. The future defines my present.\n\n“Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things, and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord.” Ps. 107:43\n\n
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  • On an individual and corporate level, we begin to play by two sets of rules and try to have it both ways- the world’s and God’s. This becomes possible when we compartmentalize our faith and divorce it from other facets of life such as work, finances, friendships, marriage, and parenting.\nReason tends to override Revelation\n\nImage: The Roman god Janis, who can look forward and backwards at the same time.\n\n
  • On an individual and corporate level, we begin to play by two sets of rules and try to have it both ways- the world’s and God’s. This becomes possible when we compartmentalize our faith and divorce it from other facets of life such as work, finances, friendships, marriage, and parenting.\nReason tends to override Revelation\n\nImage: The Roman god Janis, who can look forward and backwards at the same time.\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Shows the dichotomy of the two realms- the higher, which is sacred, and the lower, which is secular.\nThe unbiblical philosophy of Dualism was made popular by Plato, and absorbed into the church through Saint Augustine. \nThe Spiritual has little to do with the Physical; the Eternal has little to do with the Temporal.\nInevitably, business and work end up in the lower realm. Other Lower Realms: Drama, Sports, Labor, Agriculture, Medicine, etc.\n\n\n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • Greek view therefore compartmentalizes life into two major halves: Sacred and Secular, the Higher and Lower, the Superior and Inferior.\nThis is not Biblical; it is sub-biblical. \n
  • With the compartmentalization of life, activities also become compartmentalized. Therefore, my spiritual life becomes disconnected from, say, my work life. \nWhereas my behavior should connect with my beliefs….(NEXT SLIDE)\n\n
  • With the compartmentalization of life, activities also become compartmentalized. Therefore, my spiritual life becomes disconnected from, say, my work life. \nWhereas my behavior should connect with my beliefs….(NEXT SLIDE)\n\n
  • With the compartmentalization of life, activities also become compartmentalized. Therefore, my spiritual life becomes disconnected from, say, my work life. \nWhereas my behavior should connect with my beliefs….(NEXT SLIDE)\n\n
  • My beliefs are disconnected from my behavior. I therefore act inconsistently with what I believe. \nEx. I can justify lying at work because my work life has nothing to do with my spiritual life.\nI can justify cheating on my taxes because “making it in the real world” has nothing to do with “heaven.”\n\n
  • Further, where my profession and my practice should also be connected, because I compartmentalize my life….(NEXT SLIDE)\n\n\n
  • Compartmentalization also leads to a disconnect or a disparity between my profession and my practice. \nWith this thinking, my words don’t have to align with my actions, because the two are not related. “What I believe is one thing, but what I do is totally another, and that’s OK.”\nThis leads to tremendous inconsistencies.\n\nThe Scriptures do not affirm this sacred/secular mentality. \nThe secular becomes spiritual when the focus of your heart is on the eternal. Likewise, the spiritual becomes secular when the focus of your heart is on the secular. Its not the fruit of my hands but the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • The spiritual is disconnected, is divorced from everyday life.\n\nThree defense mechanisms we use: Denial; Rationalization; and Projection (spot it- you got it!). These we use to deceive ourselves.\n\nIntegrity is a consistency between what I believe and what I do, what I profess and what I practice. Thus the godfather has high integrity- very consistent in his views; he practiced what he preached. Regarding hypocrisy: get your eyes of the performance of people and get your eyes on Christ. If you hate the hypocrites, then you agree with Jesus. So it’s not the issue between you and Him.\n\n
  • The spiritual is disconnected, is divorced from everyday life.\n\nThree defense mechanisms we use: Denial; Rationalization; and Projection (spot it- you got it!). These we use to deceive ourselves.\n\nIntegrity is a consistency between what I believe and what I do, what I profess and what I practice. Thus the godfather has high integrity- very consistent in his views; he practiced what he preached. Regarding hypocrisy: get your eyes of the performance of people and get your eyes on Christ. If you hate the hypocrites, then you agree with Jesus. So it’s not the issue between you and Him.\n\n
  • The spiritual is disconnected, is divorced from everyday life.\n\nThree defense mechanisms we use: Denial; Rationalization; and Projection (spot it- you got it!). These we use to deceive ourselves.\n\nIntegrity is a consistency between what I believe and what I do, what I profess and what I practice. Thus the godfather has high integrity- very consistent in his views; he practiced what he preached. Regarding hypocrisy: get your eyes of the performance of people and get your eyes on Christ. If you hate the hypocrites, then you agree with Jesus. So it’s not the issue between you and Him.\n\n
  • The spiritual is disconnected, is divorced from everyday life.\n\nThree defense mechanisms we use: Denial; Rationalization; and Projection (spot it- you got it!). These we use to deceive ourselves.\n\nIntegrity is a consistency between what I believe and what I do, what I profess and what I practice. Thus the godfather has high integrity- very consistent in his views; he practiced what he preached. Regarding hypocrisy: get your eyes of the performance of people and get your eyes on Christ. If you hate the hypocrites, then you agree with Jesus. So it’s not the issue between you and Him.\n\n
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  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All things can be good when in harmony with God’s design, or the same things can be evil when in conflict with God’s design.\nIts not the action, its the mindset; its what animates the action.\nNote that in Ge.1:31 when called his work “very good” including man’s work, man’s work was truly manual, physical labor. \n
  • All I do is in the presence of God’s Spirit-\nAll I do is with my spirit-\nAll interaction with others (spirit-beings) is therefore spiritual-\n\n
  • All I do is in the presence of God’s Spirit-\nAll I do is with my spirit-\nAll interaction with others (spirit-beings) is therefore spiritual-\n\n
  • All I do is in the presence of God’s Spirit-\nAll I do is with my spirit-\nAll interaction with others (spirit-beings) is therefore spiritual-\n\n
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  • Holistic Spirituality stresses the relevance of faith in Christ to the routines of daily living. The spiritual life is not limited \n\n
  • Holistic Spirituality stresses the relevance of faith in Christ to the routines of daily living. The spiritual life is not limited \n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • The spiritual life is not limited personal devotions, spiritual exercises, church activities, and Bible studies. It is nourished by these, but it should be lived and expressed in the ordinary and the everyday. It’s not an add-on; it’s a well-spring of our being and the meaning of our existence. \nWashing dishes is just as spiritual an activity as singing worship hymns.\n\nMost of life is lived in the mundane; the ordinary. My attitude in the mundane will affect my attitude in the non-mundane.\n\n
  • Slave in a salt mine who prays and works as unto the Lord is accruing reward in heaven.\nAn ambitious ministry worker whose goal is to become President of the mission, manipulating others to get there will be suffering loss of reward in heaven.\nIt is all an issue of the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • Slave in a salt mine who prays and works as unto the Lord is accruing reward in heaven.\nAn ambitious ministry worker whose goal is to become President of the mission, manipulating others to get there will be suffering loss of reward in heaven.\nIt is all an issue of the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • Slave in a salt mine who prays and works as unto the Lord is accruing reward in heaven.\nAn ambitious ministry worker whose goal is to become President of the mission, manipulating others to get there will be suffering loss of reward in heaven.\nIt is all an issue of the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • Slave in a salt mine who prays and works as unto the Lord is accruing reward in heaven.\nAn ambitious ministry worker whose goal is to become President of the mission, manipulating others to get there will be suffering loss of reward in heaven.\nIt is all an issue of the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • Slave in a salt mine who prays and works as unto the Lord is accruing reward in heaven.\nAn ambitious ministry worker whose goal is to become President of the mission, manipulating others to get there will be suffering loss of reward in heaven.\nIt is all an issue of the focus of my heart.\n\n\n
  • I am no less a part-time (insert my last name, ie. “Jones”) than I am a part-time child of God. He establishes my identity.\n\n
  • I am no less a part-time (insert my last name, ie. “Jones”) than I am a part-time child of God. He establishes my identity.\n\n
  • I am no less a part-time (insert my last name, ie. “Jones”) than I am a part-time child of God. He establishes my identity.\n\n
  • I am no less a part-time (insert my last name, ie. “Jones”) than I am a part-time child of God. He establishes my identity.\n\n
  • I am no less a part-time (insert my last name, ie. “Jones”) than I am a part-time child of God. He establishes my identity.\n\n
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  • Routines of Life: rearing children, commuting, paperwork, phone calls, washing dishes, paying bills, washing laundry, pulling weeds, relating to family and friends.\n* The reality of our faith is demonstrated more in the way we walk with Jesus in the mundane than in the number of religious meetings we attend.\nThe most difficult places to manifest your spirituality is at work and at home.\n\n\n
  • Routines of Life: rearing children, commuting, paperwork, phone calls, washing dishes, paying bills, washing laundry, pulling weeds, relating to family and friends.\n* The reality of our faith is demonstrated more in the way we walk with Jesus in the mundane than in the number of religious meetings we attend.\nThe most difficult places to manifest your spirituality is at work and at home.\n\n\n
  • Routines of Life: rearing children, commuting, paperwork, phone calls, washing dishes, paying bills, washing laundry, pulling weeds, relating to family and friends.\n* The reality of our faith is demonstrated more in the way we walk with Jesus in the mundane than in the number of religious meetings we attend.\nThe most difficult places to manifest your spirituality is at work and at home.\n\n\n
  • * Learn to depend and look to Jesus as much in our hour-to-hour responsibilities as in teaching a Bible study or sharing our faith.\n\n
  • * Learn to depend and look to Jesus as much in our hour-to-hour responsibilities as in teaching a Bible study or sharing our faith.\n\n
  • * Learn to depend and look to Jesus as much in our hour-to-hour responsibilities as in teaching a Bible study or sharing our faith.\n\n
  • * Learn to depend and look to Jesus as much in our hour-to-hour responsibilities as in teaching a Bible study or sharing our faith.\n\n
  • Continue to show fidelity to the Father in the mundane.\n
  • Continue to show fidelity to the Father in the mundane.\n
  • Continue to show fidelity to the Father in the mundane.\n
  • Continue to show fidelity to the Father in the mundane.\n
  • 1. Rather than using wealth to serve people, we are tempted to serve wealth and use people.\n2. God can never grant us true joy and peace apart from Himself, because He alone is the Source of these gifts.\n3. Must hone a sense of our divine calling, lest we slip into spiritual lethargy, boredom, despondency, and burnout.\n4. The audience tow whom we play will eventually shape the content of our belief.\n Biblical wisdom encourages us to cultivate complete trust in the infinite and personal God who created us, redeemed us, and gives us a purpose, a future, and a hope.\n
  • 1. Rather than using wealth to serve people, we are tempted to serve wealth and use people.\n2. God can never grant us true joy and peace apart from Himself, because He alone is the Source of these gifts.\n3. Must hone a sense of our divine calling, lest we slip into spiritual lethargy, boredom, despondency, and burnout.\n4. The audience tow whom we play will eventually shape the content of our belief.\n Biblical wisdom encourages us to cultivate complete trust in the infinite and personal God who created us, redeemed us, and gives us a purpose, a future, and a hope.\n
  • 1. Rather than using wealth to serve people, we are tempted to serve wealth and use people.\n2. God can never grant us true joy and peace apart from Himself, because He alone is the Source of these gifts.\n3. Must hone a sense of our divine calling, lest we slip into spiritual lethargy, boredom, despondency, and burnout.\n4. The audience tow whom we play will eventually shape the content of our belief.\n Biblical wisdom encourages us to cultivate complete trust in the infinite and personal God who created us, redeemed us, and gives us a purpose, a future, and a hope.\n
  • 1. Rather than using wealth to serve people, we are tempted to serve wealth and use people.\n2. God can never grant us true joy and peace apart from Himself, because He alone is the Source of these gifts.\n3. Must hone a sense of our divine calling, lest we slip into spiritual lethargy, boredom, despondency, and burnout.\n4. The audience tow whom we play will eventually shape the content of our belief.\n Biblical wisdom encourages us to cultivate complete trust in the infinite and personal God who created us, redeemed us, and gives us a purpose, a future, and a hope.\n
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  • Present in their lives, but His lordship is often resisted or rejected.\nProminent in their lives, but there are still areas, such as work or finances, in which they retain sole control.\nPreeminent in their lives, as the focus of their being and pursuits. Relegate all areas of their life to His rule and authority.\n\nPeter said, Lord to whom shall we go? We’ve burned our bridges. Jesus calls us not necessarily to understand Him in His totality, but to trust him.\n
  • Present in their lives, but His lordship is often resisted or rejected.\nProminent in their lives, but there are still areas, such as work or finances, in which they retain sole control.\nPreeminent in their lives, as the focus of their being and pursuits. Relegate all areas of their life to His rule and authority.\n\nPeter said, Lord to whom shall we go? We’ve burned our bridges. Jesus calls us not necessarily to understand Him in His totality, but to trust him.\n
  • Present in their lives, but His lordship is often resisted or rejected.\nProminent in their lives, but there are still areas, such as work or finances, in which they retain sole control.\nPreeminent in their lives, as the focus of their being and pursuits. Relegate all areas of their life to His rule and authority.\n\nPeter said, Lord to whom shall we go? We’ve burned our bridges. Jesus calls us not necessarily to understand Him in His totality, but to trust him.\n
  • The top quadrant represents our relationship with God. Our image of God (center facet) is developed through the Word of God and prayer. \nThe bottom quadrant depicts our relationship with ourselves. Our image of self (center facet) is affected by our inner life and our outer life. \nThe left quadrant represents our relationship with the world and include the people of the world who do not know Christ (center facet) as well as the things of the world and the systems of the world.\nThe right quadrant portrays our relationship with the body of Christ and includes church life (center facet), family life, and ministry life.\nTop and bottom quadrants symbolize our vertical relationship with God.\nLeft and right quadrants represent our horizontal relationships with others.\nThe center point of the vertical and the horizontal is the person and work of Christ and our identification with Him in His death, burial, and resurrection life.\nIn Christ, our vertical relationship with God makes it possible for us to manifest a new quality of life in our horizontal relationships with people- those who know Jesus and those who do not.\n
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  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
  • 6. Be on their team, not on their backs!\n
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  • Perhaps an old Arab proverb, according to one of the guys at Half-Time, Monterey, CA\n
  • Perhaps an old Arab proverb, according to one of the guys at Half-Time, Monterey, CA\n
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  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • Manifesting Christ is not merely limited to the spiritual; it extends to the physical.\n\n
  • The gospel of Jesus inseparably links the message with mercy.\n\n
  • The gospel is holistic; that is, it address the whole man: the body and the soul.\n\n
  • We should avoid the error of a privatized and individualistic approach to the spiritual life and the opposite error of reducing theology to a servant of the social system. Faith is not merely an inward affair of the heart, but it is to be expressed outwardly. Photo: Tide out, China\n\n\n
  • We should avoid the error of a privatized and individualistic approach to the spiritual life and the opposite error of reducing theology to a servant of the social system. Faith is not merely an inward affair of the heart, but it is to be expressed outwardly. Photo: Tide out, China\n\n\n
  • We should avoid the error of a privatized and individualistic approach to the spiritual life and the opposite error of reducing theology to a servant of the social system. Faith is not merely an inward affair of the heart, but it is to be expressed outwardly. Photo: Tide out, China\n\n\n
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  • It is effective in many contexts to combine evangelism with social reform as long as the latter does not occlude the former. Models: William Wilberforce, George Muller, General William Booth (Salvation Army), Dag Hammarskjold, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Teresa.\n\n
  • It is effective in many contexts to combine evangelism with social reform as long as the latter does not occlude the former. Models: William Wilberforce, George Muller, General William Booth (Salvation Army), Dag Hammarskjold, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Teresa.\n\n
  • Holistic Spirituality involves a growing responsiveness to the lordship of Christ in every internal and external facet of our lives. It is not a question of developing a list of theoretical priorities (e.g., God first, family second, work and ministry third) but a matter of allowing the centrality of Christ to determine and empower what we should do each day and each moment.\n\n\n
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  • Oikonomia is the Greek word from which we derive the word “economy.”\n\n
  • Oikonomia is the Greek word from which we derive the word “economy.”\n\n
  • Oikonomia is the Greek word from which we derive the word “economy.”\n\n
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  • Image: A denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), the biblical tribute penny of which Jesus said ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s”\n
  • Image: A denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), the biblical tribute penny of which Jesus said ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s”\n
  • Image: A denarius of Tiberius (AD 14-37), the biblical tribute penny of which Jesus said ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s”\n
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  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Others: includes our bodies, minds, opportunities, environment.\n\n
  • Most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. If we do not regularly assess the way we spend our 168 hours per week, our schedules will be cluttered with activities that may be good but not the best.\n\n
  • Most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. If we do not regularly assess the way we spend our 168 hours per week, our schedules will be cluttered with activities that may be good but not the best.\n\n
  • Most time is wasted not in hours but in minutes. If we do not regularly assess the way we spend our 168 hours per week, our schedules will be cluttered with activities that may be good but not the best.\n\n
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  • “Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. For even Christ did not please Himself” Ro. 15:2-3\n\n
  • “Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. For even Christ did not please Himself” Ro. 15:2-3\n\n
  • Our Lord said more about money than He did about any other subject, except for the temporal vs. the eternal.\n\n
  • Our Lord said more about money than He did about any other subject, except for the temporal vs. the eternal.\n\n
  • Our Lord said more about money than He did about any other subject, except for the temporal vs. the eternal.\n\n
  • Our Lord said more about money than He did about any other subject, except for the temporal vs. the eternal.\n\n
  • Our Lord said more about money than He did about any other subject, except for the temporal vs. the eternal.\n\n
  • Find our heart’s desire in the Lord, and be content with what He gives us.\n
  • Find our heart’s desire in the Lord, and be content with what He gives us.\n
  • Find our heart’s desire in the Lord, and be content with what He gives us.\n
  • Find our heart’s desire in the Lord, and be content with what He gives us.\n
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  • God owns all things, and we are accountable to Him for everything we have and use, including the above areas.\n\n
  • God owns all things, and we are accountable to Him for everything we have and use, including the above areas.\n\n
  • God owns all things, and we are accountable to Him for everything we have and use, including the above areas.\n\n
  • God owns all things, and we are accountable to Him for everything we have and use, including the above areas.\n\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
  • Technological changes and the increasing lure of materialism will make stewardship an area requiring increasing dependence on the Lord for the management of His assets.\n
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  • If the secondary is not related to the primary, we dichotomize the spiritual and the secular when they should be integrated. \nWhen this happens, our relationship with the Lord is disconnected from the activities of our lives.\n\n
  • If the secondary is not related to the primary, we dichotomize the spiritual and the secular when they should be integrated. \nWhen this happens, our relationship with the Lord is disconnected from the activities of our lives.\n\n
  • If the secondary is not related to the primary, we dichotomize the spiritual and the secular when they should be integrated. \nWhen this happens, our relationship with the Lord is disconnected from the activities of our lives.\n\n
  • When the above occurs, work turns into our principal vocation (from the Latin word for “calling”).\nKeep the primary first and the secondary second; become more holistic in thinking and practice\n
  • When the above occurs, work turns into our principal vocation (from the Latin word for “calling”).\nKeep the primary first and the secondary second; become more holistic in thinking and practice\n
  • When the above occurs, work turns into our principal vocation (from the Latin word for “calling”).\nKeep the primary first and the secondary second; become more holistic in thinking and practice\n
  • When the above occurs, work turns into our principal vocation (from the Latin word for “calling”).\nKeep the primary first and the secondary second; become more holistic in thinking and practice\n
  • When the above occurs, work turns into our principal vocation (from the Latin word for “calling”).\nKeep the primary first and the secondary second; become more holistic in thinking and practice\n
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  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
  • Valid purpose is defined by our purposeful God.\n\n
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  • Holistic Spirituality

    1. 1. Holistic SpiritualityEvery Component under the Lordship of Christ Dr. Kenneth Boa and Bill Ibsen
    2. 2. Overview
    3. 3. OverviewThe Centrality of Christ
    4. 4. OverviewThe Centrality of ChristAn Integrated Life
    5. 5. OverviewThe Centrality of ChristAn Integrated LifeRelationships, Work, and Society
    6. 6. OverviewThe Centrality of ChristAn Integrated LifeRelationships, Work, and SocietyStewardship and Purpose
    7. 7. The Centrality of Christ
    8. 8. What is Holistic Spirituality?
    9. 9. What is Holistic Spirituality?Holism: The synthesis of entities intoorganized wholes that are greater thanthe sum of their parts
    10. 10. What is Holistic Spirituality?Holism: The synthesis of entities intoorganized wholes that are greater thanthe sum of their partsEmphasizes importance of the whole andinterdependence of its parts
    11. 11. False Pursuits of Happiness
    12. 12. False Pursuits of Happiness Possessions
    13. 13. False Pursuits of Happiness Possessions Popularity
    14. 14. False Pursuits of Happiness Possessions Popularity Position
    15. 15. False Pursuits of Happiness Possessions Popularity Position Power
    16. 16. “Men lust, but they know not what for; they wander, and lose track of the goal,they fight and compete, but they forgot the prize;
    17. 17. “Men lust, but they know not what for; they wander, and lose track of the goal,they fight and compete, but they forgot the prize;they spread seed, but spurn the seasons of growth; they chase power and glory, but miss the meaning of life.” George Gilder
    18. 18. Life Without Meaning and Hope
    19. 19. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined lives
    20. 20. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questions
    21. 21. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for:
    22. 22. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for: Avoidance
    23. 23. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for: Avoidance Diversion
    24. 24. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for: Avoidance Diversion Entertainment
    25. 25. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for: Avoidance Diversion Entertainment Escape
    26. 26. Life Without Meaning and HopeMost people live unexamined livesMost people avoid ultimate questionsMost people have an unlimited capacity for: “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are Avoidance restless until they rest in You.” St. Augustine Diversion Entertainment Escape
    27. 27. A Compartmentalized Life Hobby Intellect Family Friends Emotions Work Finances Recreation
    28. 28. A Compartmentalized Life Hobby Intellect Family Friends Emotions Work Finances Recreation
    29. 29. A Centered Life
    30. 30. A Centered Life
    31. 31. A Centered Life Hobby Intellect Family FriendsEmotions Work Recreation Finances
    32. 32. The Realities of Life Hobby Hobby Intellect Intellect Family Family FriendsEmotions Work Friends Emotions Finances Work Recreation Finances Recreation
    33. 33. Compartmentalized or Centered Life?
    34. 34. Compartmentalized or Centered Life? A Compartmentalized Life
    35. 35. Compartmentalized or Centered Life? A Compartmentalized A Centered Life Life
    36. 36. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things
    37. 37. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things What is wisdom?
    38. 38. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things What is wisdom? Skill in the art of living life with every area under God’s dominion
    39. 39. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things What is wisdom? Skill in the art of living life with every area under God’s dominion “With Him are wisdom and might; to Him belong counsel and understanding.” (Job 12:13)
    40. 40. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things
    41. 41. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the ability to use:
    42. 42. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the ability to use: the best means
    43. 43. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the ability to use: the best means at the best time
    44. 44. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the ability to use: the best means at the best time to accomplish the best ends
    45. 45. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the ability to use: the best means at the best time to accomplish the best ends“He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding.” (Dan. 2:21)
    46. 46. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things
    47. 47. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the key to a life of:
    48. 48. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the key to a life of: Beauty
    49. 49. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the key to a life of: Beauty Fulfillment
    50. 50. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the key to a life of: Beauty Fulfillment Purpose
    51. 51. The Wisdom of Seeking Christ in All Things Wisdom is the key to a life of: Beauty Fulfillment Purpose “How blessed is the man who finds wisdom. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain is better than fine gold She is more precious than jewels And nothing you desire compares with her” (Prov. 3:13-15)
    52. 52. True Wisdom Gained by Fear of the Lord
    53. 53. True Wisdom Gained by Fear of the LordFear = awe; humility; reverence, holy terror
    54. 54. True Wisdom Gained by Fear of the LordFear = awe; humility; reverence, holy terror To recognize our creature-hood and utter dependence upon Him to live, move, and have our being
    55. 55. Biblical Fear of the Lord
    56. 56. Biblical Fear of the Lord“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)
    57. 57. Biblical Fear of the Lord“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;A good understanding have all those who do His commandments...” (Psalm 111:10)
    58. 58. Biblical Fear of the Lord“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;A good understanding have all those who do His commandments...” (Psalm 111:10) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7)
    59. 59. A Heart of Wisdom
    60. 60. A Heart of WisdomLive each day in light of That Day
    61. 61. A Heart of WisdomLive each day in light of That DayRemember that our days are numbered
    62. 62. A Heart of WisdomLive each day in light of That DayRemember that our days are numbered “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12)
    63. 63. An Integrated Life
    64. 64. Playing by Two Sets of Rules
    65. 65. Playing by Two Sets of RulesGod’s
    66. 66. Playing by Two Sets of RulesGod’s World’s
    67. 67. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealmLowerRealm Secular
    68. 68. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm SpiritualLowerRealm Secular
    69. 69. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual EternalLowerRealm Secular
    70. 70. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal UnchangingLowerRealm Secular
    71. 71. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal Unchanging God in HeavenLowerRealm Secular
    72. 72. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal Unchanging God in Heaven PhysicalLowerRealm Secular
    73. 73. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal Unchanging God in Heaven PhysicalLower TemporalRealm Secular
    74. 74. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal Unchanging God in Heaven PhysicalLower Temporal ChangingRealm Secular
    75. 75. Greek Worldview (Platonic Dualism)Higher SacredRealm Spiritual Eternal Unchanging God in Heaven PhysicalLower Temporal ChangingRealm Man on Earth Secular
    76. 76. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealmLowerRealm Secular
    77. 77. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm GodLowerRealm Secular
    78. 78. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God SpiritualLowerRealm Secular
    79. 79. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual SoulLowerRealm Secular
    80. 80. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual Soul SuperiorLowerRealm Secular
    81. 81. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual Soul Superior ManLowerRealm Secular
    82. 82. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual Soul Superior ManLower UnspiritualRealm Secular
    83. 83. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual Soul Superior ManLower Unspiritual BodyRealm Secular
    84. 84. Compartmentalization of LifeHigher SacredRealm God Spiritual Soul Superior ManLower Unspiritual BodyRealm Inferior Secular
    85. 85. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher SacredRealmLowerRealm Secular
    86. 86. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher SacredRealm Church Bible Study Prayer MinistryLowerRealm Secular
    87. 87. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher SacredRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular
    88. 88. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher Sacred BeliefRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular Behavior
    89. 89. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher Sacred BeliefRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular Behavior
    90. 90. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher Sacred BeliefRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular Behavior
    91. 91. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher Sacred Belief ProfessionRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular Behavior Practice
    92. 92. Activity CompartmentalizationHigher Sacred Belief ProfessionRealm Church Bible Study Prayer Ministry BusinessLower Sex WorkRealm Home Recreation Secular Behavior Practice
    93. 93. Results of Compartmentalization
    94. 94. Results of CompartmentalizationThe spiritual has little to do with the temporal
    95. 95. Results of CompartmentalizationThe spiritual has little to do with the temporalSubstantial disparities between belief andbehavior
    96. 96. Results of CompartmentalizationThe spiritual has little to do with the temporalSubstantial disparities between belief andbehavior Amazing ability to overlook these inconsistencies
    97. 97. Results of CompartmentalizationThe spiritual has little to do with the temporalSubstantial disparities between belief andbehavior Amazing ability to overlook these inconsistencies Incongruence resulting in a lack of integrity
    98. 98. “You are sort of an imposter when your profession and practice disagree.” St. Ambrose of Milan, A.D. 340-397
    99. 99. A Biblical Worldview
    100. 100. A Biblical Worldview Business
    101. 101. A Biblical Worldview Business Church
    102. 102. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School
    103. 103. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School Sex
    104. 104. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School Sex Art
    105. 105. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School Sex Art Music
    106. 106. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School Sex Art Music Home
    107. 107. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School Sex Art Music Home Recreation
    108. 108. A Biblical Worldview Business Church School In harmony Sex with Art God’s design Music “good” Home Recreation
    109. 109. A Biblical Worldview Business Church In conflict School In harmony with Sex withGod’s design Art God’s design “evil” Music “good” Home Recreation
    110. 110. A Biblical Worldview Business Church In conflict School In harmony with Sex withGod’s design Art God’s design “evil” Music “good” Home Recreation Done in the temporal with a temporal mindset: temporal value
    111. 111. A Biblical Worldview Business Church In conflict School In harmony with Sex withGod’s design Art God’s design “evil” Music “good” Home Recreation Done in the temporal with a temporal mindset: temporal value Done in the temporal with a eternal mindset: eternal value
    112. 112. All of Life Is Spiritual
    113. 113. All of Life Is Spiritual“Where can I go from Your Spirit?” (Ps. 139:7)
    114. 114. All of Life Is Spiritual“Where can I go from Your Spirit?” (Ps. 139:7) The Spirit should animate whatever I do
    115. 115. All of Life Is Spiritual“Where can I go from Your Spirit?” (Ps. 139:7) The Spirit should animate whatever I do“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, asfor the Lord rather than men; knowing thatfrom the Lord you will receive the reward ofthe inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whomyou serve.” (Col. 3:23-24)
    116. 116. All of Life Is Spiritual“For in Him we live, and move, and haveour being” (Acts 17:28)
    117. 117. All of Life Is Spiritual
    118. 118. All of Life Is Spiritual“I am doing now what I will do for all eternity. I am blessing God, praising Him, adoring Him, and loving Him with all my heart.” - Brother Lawrence, monastic kitchen worker, ca. 1690
    119. 119. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy
    120. 120. No Sacred/Secular DichotomySacred/Secular
    121. 121. No Sacred/Secular DichotomySacred/Secular Sacred
    122. 122. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Sacred
    123. 123. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Changing diapers Sacred
    124. 124. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Changing diapers Sacred Driving carpool
    125. 125. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Changing diapers Sacred Driving carpool
    126. 126. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Changing diapers Sacred Driving carpool Sex
    127. 127. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Washing clothes Changing diapers Sacred Driving carpool Sex
    128. 128. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Washing clothes Changing diapers Sacred Driving carpool Sex Reading
    129. 129. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Washing clothes Changing diapers Taking out garbage Sacred Driving carpool Sex Reading
    130. 130. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Washing clothes Changing diapers Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Driving carpool Sex Reading
    131. 131. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Driving carpool Sex Reading
    132. 132. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Sex Reading
    133. 133. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Sex Reading Dusting
    134. 134. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Watching TV Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Sex Reading Dusting
    135. 135. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Watching TV Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Sex Reading Waiting in line Dusting
    136. 136. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Watching TV Taking out garbage Sacred Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Washing dishes Sex Reading Waiting in line Dusting
    137. 137. No Sacred/Secular Dichotomy Mowing lawn Painting fence Washing clothes Changing diapers Watching TV Taking out garbage Sacred Thinking Smiling Writing reports Driving carpool Washing dishes Sex Reading Waiting in line Dusting
    138. 138. Where Is the Focus of My Heart?
    139. 139. Where Is the Focus of My Heart? All things can be done to the glory of God
    140. 140. Where Is the Focus of My Heart? All things can be done to the glory of God The workplace or the monastery!
    141. 141. Where Is the Focus of My Heart? All things can be done to the glory of God The workplace or the monastery! Ordinary Elevated
    142. 142. Where Is the Focus of My Heart? All things can be done to the glory of God The workplace or the monastery! Ordinary Elevated Lower Higher
    143. 143. Where Is the Focus of My Heart? All things can be done to the glory of God The workplace or the monastery! Ordinary Elevated Lower HigherContemplative Active
    144. 144. Implications of All as Sacred
    145. 145. Implications of All as SacredAll believers are called to full-time ministry
    146. 146. Implications of All as SacredAll believers are called to full-time ministry No such thing as “part-time” disciple
    147. 147. Implications of All as SacredAll believers are called to full-time ministry No such thing as “part-time” discipleNo biblical clergy/laity distinction
    148. 148. Implications of All as SacredAll believers are called to full-time ministry No such thing as “part-time” discipleNo biblical clergy/laity distinctionNT teaches all believers are in the ministry
    149. 149. Implications of All as SacredAll believers are called to full-time ministry No such thing as “part-time” discipleNo biblical clergy/laity distinctionNT teaches all believers are in the ministry “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him” (1Pe. 2:9)
    150. 150. Implications of All as Sacred
    151. 151. Implications of All as SacredVocational Christian workers may be nomore or no less pleasing to God thanChristians in the workplace, and viceversa
    152. 152. Splendor in the Ordinary
    153. 153. Splendor in the OrdinaryMost of life is spent in the ordinary- thecommonplace routines of life:
    154. 154. Splendor in the OrdinaryMost of life is spent in the ordinary- thecommonplace routines of life: The mundane, the details, the thankless, the drudgery
    155. 155. Splendor in the OrdinaryMost of life is spent in the ordinary- thecommonplace routines of life: The mundane, the details, the thankless, the drudgeryFaith is demonstrated more in the mundanethan anywhere else
    156. 156. Splendor in the Ordinary
    157. 157. Splendor in the OrdinaryLook to Jesus in hour-to-hour responsibilities
    158. 158. Splendor in the OrdinaryLook to Jesus in hour-to-hour responsibilitiesAudience of One
    159. 159. Splendor in the OrdinaryLook to Jesus in hour-to-hour responsibilitiesAudience of OneCultivate skill of praying in every situation
    160. 160. Splendor in the OrdinaryLook to Jesus in hour-to-hour responsibilitiesAudience of OneCultivate skill of praying in every situationInvoke God’s manifest presence in each areaof life
    161. 161. Splendor in the Ordinary
    162. 162. Splendor in the OrdinaryIn dependence, invoke the power of the HolySpirit to empower and live through you
    163. 163. Splendor in the OrdinaryIn dependence, invoke the power of the HolySpirit to empower and live through youSingle-minded pursuit of knowing Him better
    164. 164. Splendor in the OrdinaryIn dependence, invoke the power of the HolySpirit to empower and live through youSingle-minded pursuit of knowing Him betterDiscipleship is obedience, mostly in themundane, thankless routines of life
    165. 165. Splendor in the OrdinaryIn dependence, invoke the power of the HolySpirit to empower and live through youSingle-minded pursuit of knowing Him betterDiscipleship is obedience, mostly in themundane, thankless routines of lifeJesus transmutes the ordinary intothe extraordinary
    166. 166. Temptations to Lose Our Focus
    167. 167. Temptations to Lose Our FocusMaterialism
    168. 168. Temptations to Lose Our FocusMaterialismReasonoverridingRevelation
    169. 169. Temptations to Lose Our FocusMaterialismReasonoverridingRevelationSpiritual slothand indifference
    170. 170. Temptations to Lose Our FocusMaterialismReasonoverridingRevelationSpiritual slothand indifferenceMen-pleasing
    171. 171. The Highest Ambition
    172. 172. The Highest AmbitionKnowing that I am set apart for Hisservice
    173. 173. The Highest AmbitionKnowing that I am set apart for HisserviceTo allow myself to be possessed by Godthat He may be free to reorient my heart,values, and behaviors in every area of life
    174. 174. Christ: Component or Center of Life?
    175. 175. Christ: Component or Center of Life? Christ as Present in my life
    176. 176. Christ: Component or Center of Life? Christ as Present in my life Christ as Prominent in my life
    177. 177. Christ: Component or Center of Life? Christ as Present in my life Christ as Prominent in my life Christ as Preeminent in my life
    178. 178. An Integrated Life
    179. 179. Relationships, Work, and Society
    180. 180. Relationships, Work, and Society
    181. 181. Holistic Relationships: 10 Tips
    182. 182. Holistic Relationships: 10 Tips Husband-Wife
    183. 183. Holistic Relationships: 10 Tips Husband-Wife Parent-Child
    184. 184. Holistic Relationships: 10 Tips Husband-WifeFriendship Parent-Child
    185. 185. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships
    186. 186. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships1. Marriage is a lifetime covenant ofmutual commitment between a man and awoman leading to oneness on every level:spirit, soul, and body
    187. 187. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships1. Marriage is a lifetime covenant ofmutual commitment between a man and awoman leading to oneness on every level:spirit, soul, and body2. Marriage is an earthly analogy of aspiritual truth
    188. 188. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships
    189. 189. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships3. Masculinity and femininity eachexpresses something different about God
    190. 190. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships3. Masculinity and femininity eachexpresses something different about God4. Problems: Failure to leave, to cleave, orto become one flesh
    191. 191. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships3. Masculinity and femininity eachexpresses something different about God4. Problems: Failure to leave, to cleave, orto become one flesh5. Growing marriages never happen bydefault; they are cultivated by years ofdiscipline and dependence
    192. 192. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships
    193. 193. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships6. Five Love Languages:
    194. 194. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships 6. Five Love Languages:Quality Time
    195. 195. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships 6. Five Love Languages:Quality Time Words of Affirmation
    196. 196. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships 6. Five Love Languages:Quality Time Words of Affirmation Gifts
    197. 197. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships 6. Five Love Languages:Quality Time Words of Affirmation Gifts Acts of Service
    198. 198. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships 6. Five Love Languages:Quality Time Words of Affirmation Gifts Acts of Service Physical Touch
    199. 199. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships
    200. 200. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships7. Greatest Enemy: Selfish attitudeconcerned with the other person’scharacter and one’s own needs
    201. 201. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships7. Greatest Enemy: Selfish attitudeconcerned with the other person’scharacter and one’s own needs Other-centered love focuses on our character and their needs
    202. 202. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships7. Greatest Enemy: Selfish attitudeconcerned with the other person’scharacter and one’s own needs Other-centered love focuses on our character and their needs8. Best Gift for My Spouse: For me to loveJesus more
    203. 203. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships
    204. 204. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships9. My spouse should be my best friend
    205. 205. 10 Tips for Husband & Wife Relationships9. My spouse should be my best friend10. Spiritual and soul oneness provide thebasis for physical oneness - not vice versa
    206. 206. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships
    207. 207. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 1. Your home is the training ground for:
    208. 208. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 1. Your home is the training ground for: Imparting values
    209. 209. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 1. Your home is the training ground for: Imparting values Learning how to give and receive love
    210. 210. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 1. Your home is the training ground for: Imparting values Learning how to give and receive love Development of relationships
    211. 211. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 1. Your home is the training ground for: Imparting values Learning how to give and receive love Development of relationships 2. Children are a gift on loan from God (Ps. 127:3-5). They are God’s possession, not ours.
    212. 212. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships
    213. 213. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 3. Common Mistake: Building your life and marriage around your children
    214. 214. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 3. Common Mistake: Building your life and marriage around your children 4. Accept your children the same way God accepts you
    215. 215. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 3. Common Mistake: Building your life and marriage around your children 4. Accept your children the same way God accepts you Your true source of identity is in Christ, not your children
    216. 216. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships
    217. 217. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 5. Parents, not outside institutions, are solely responsible for:
    218. 218. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 5. Parents, not outside institutions, are solely responsible for: shaping their children’s character
    219. 219. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 5. Parents, not outside institutions, are solely responsible for: shaping their children’s character guiding their spiritual, psychological, intellectual, emotional and physical growth
    220. 220. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 5. Parents, not outside institutions, are solely responsible for: shaping their children’s character guiding their spiritual, psychological, intellectual, emotional and physical growth 6. There should be a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative comments
    221. 221. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships
    222. 222. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 7. You cannot impart what you do not possess
    223. 223. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 7. You cannot impart what you do not possess Spiritual, intellectual, and emotional vitality must be in our hearts before it can be in our homes
    224. 224. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 7. You cannot impart what you do not possess Spiritual, intellectual, and emotional vitality must be in our hearts before it can be in our homes 8. We must respond not only to God’s love, but also to God’s Word
    225. 225. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships
    226. 226. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 9. More is caught than taught
    227. 227. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 9. More is caught than taught What we are communicates for more than what we say
    228. 228. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 9. More is caught than taught What we are communicates for more than what we say 10. Young children’s view of God is profoundly shaped by their view of their fathers
    229. 229. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 9. More is caught than taught What we are communicates for more than what we say 10. Young children’s view of God is profoundly shaped by their view of their fathers Children spell love T-I-M-E
    230. 230. 10 Tips for Parent-Child Relationships 9. More is caught than taught What we are communicates for more than what we say 10. Young children’s view of God is profoundly shaped by their view of their fathers Children spell love T-I-M-E Five Love Languages
    231. 231. Friendships
    232. 232. FriendshipsAcquaintance
    233. 233. FriendshipsAcquaintance Companion
    234. 234. Friendships UntestedAcquaintance Companion Friendship
    235. 235. Friendships Untested TestedAcquaintance Companion Friendship Friendship
    236. 236. Safe Friends
    237. 237. Safe Friends“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
    238. 238. Safe Friends “Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,having neither to measure words or weigh thoughts, but just pouring them all out grain and chaff alike,
    239. 239. Safe Friends “Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,having neither to measure words or weigh thoughts, but just pouring them all out grain and chaff alike, sure that a faithful hand will keep what is worth keepingand with the breath of kindness blow the rest away” - Author unknown
    240. 240. Growth in Friendships
    241. 241. Growth in Friendships Facts
    242. 242. Growth in Friendships Opinions Facts
    243. 243. Growth in Friendships Feelings Opinions Facts
    244. 244. 10 Tips for Friendship
    245. 245. 10 Tips for Friendship1. Friends share“the treasure ofcommon memories,of trials enduredtogether, of quarrelsand reconciliationsand generousemotions” Antoine deSaint-Exupery, The LittlePrince
    246. 246. 10 Tips for Friendship
    247. 247. 10 Tips for Friendship2. C.S. Lewis: “Friendship is the least naturalof the human loves, because it is not driven byinstinct, necessity, or survival value”
    248. 248. 10 Tips for Friendship2. C.S. Lewis: “Friendship is the least naturalof the human loves, because it is not driven byinstinct, necessity, or survival value” Least jealous of all the loves
    249. 249. 10 Tips for Friendship2. C.S. Lewis: “Friendship is the least naturalof the human loves, because it is not driven byinstinct, necessity, or survival value” Least jealous of all the loves Essentially free from the need to be needed
    250. 250. 10 Tips for Friendship
    251. 251. 10 Tips for Friendship3. Requires intentional investments of timeand energy
    252. 252. 10 Tips for Friendship3. Requires intentional investments of timeand energy4. Learn to love others without beingcontrolled or consumed by them
    253. 253. 10 Tips for Friendship3. Requires intentional investments of timeand energy4. Learn to love others without beingcontrolled or consumed by them5. Characterized by trust, openness, mutualrespect, honesty, and self -disclosure
    254. 254. 10 Tips for Friendship3. Requires intentional investments of timeand energy4. Learn to love others without beingcontrolled or consumed by them5. Characterized by trust, openness, mutualrespect, honesty, and self -disclosure No need for pretense; safe
    255. 255. 10 Tips for Friendship
    256. 256. 10 Tips for Friendship6. Revealed in times of crisis
    257. 257. 10 Tips for Friendship6. Revealed in times of crisis7. Friends rebuke when necessary and arecandid and truthful (Prov. 17:10; 18:24; 27:6)
    258. 258. 10 Tips for Friendship6. Revealed in times of crisis7. Friends rebuke when necessary and arecandid and truthful (Prov. 17:10; 18:24; 27:6)8. Friends keep confidences, listenattentively and empathetically, and do notseek to control or manipulate
    259. 259. 10 Tips for Friendship
    260. 260. 10 Tips for Friendship9. Highest level: covenant relationshipwhere two people agree to walk togetherfor life in trust and loyalty (Prov. 18:24; Eccl.4:9-12)
    261. 261. 10 Tips for Friendship9. Highest level: covenant relationshipwhere two people agree to walk togetherfor life in trust and loyalty (Prov. 18:24; Eccl.4:9-12)10. Friends faithfully build into oneanother’s lives, believe in each other,sharpen and encourage each other togrow in their relationship with God
    262. 262. Relationships, Work, and Society
    263. 263. 16 Tips for Work
    264. 264. 16 Tips for Work1. Not a result of the Fall
    265. 265. 16 Tips for Work1. Not a result of the Fall2. Part of God’s created orders for humanity(Gen. 2:5, 15)
    266. 266. 16 Tips for Work1. Not a result of the Fall2. Part of God’s created orders for humanity(Gen. 2:5, 15)3. Patterned after God as the Worker (Ex. 20:11)
    267. 267. 16 Tips for Work1. Not a result of the Fall2. Part of God’s created orders for humanity(Gen. 2:5, 15)3. Patterned after God as the Worker (Ex. 20:11)4. Idleness and sloth are sin, but work hasgenuine value
    268. 268. 16 Tips for Work
    269. 269. 16 Tips for Work5. Work done for the Lord honors God andbenefits people
    270. 270. 16 Tips for Work5. Work done for the Lord honors God andbenefits people6. All honest professions are honorable anddignified
    271. 271. 16 Tips for Work5. Work done for the Lord honors God andbenefits people6. All honest professions are honorable anddignified
    272. 272. 16 Tips for Work
    273. 273. 16 Tips for Work 7. Work as unto the Lord, not men (Col. 3:23-24)
    274. 274. 16 Tips for Work 7. Work as unto the Lord, not men (Col. 3:23-24) 8. Seek to glorify God through excellence in work, regardless of whether others notice
    275. 275. 16 Tips for Work 7. Work as unto the Lord, not men (Col. 3:23-24) 8. Seek to glorify God through excellence in work, regardless of whether others notice 9. Work hard, but do not overwork
    276. 276. 16 Tips for Work
    277. 277. 16 Tips for Work10. Our identity is definedby God, not by our work
    278. 278. 16 Tips for Work10. Our identity is definedby God, not by our work11. When it is the sourceof our security andsignificance, work tendsto consume us
    279. 279. 16 Tips for Work10. Our identity is definedby God, not by our work11. When it is the sourceof our security andsignificance, work tendsto consume us12. We do not work toprovide for our needs(Phil. 4:19)
    280. 280. 16 Tips for Work
    281. 281. 16 Tips for Work13. It’s not the fruit of my labor but the focus ofmy heart that gives value to my work
    282. 282. 16 Tips for Work13. It’s not the fruit of my labor but the focus ofmy heart that gives value to my work14. Looking to clients to meet my needs ratherthan the Lord will lead me to manipulate andcontrol them rather than serve them
    283. 283. 16 Tips for Work
    284. 284. 16 Tips for Work15. We cannot contribute to the work of God--we can only participate in it (Esther 4:13-4; Ps.115:3; 2 Cor. 3:5)
    285. 285. 16 Tips for Work15. We cannot contribute to the work of God--we can only participate in it (Esther 4:13-4; Ps.115:3; 2 Cor. 3:5)16. Working harder does not necessarily leadto greater prosperity
    286. 286. 16 Tips for Work15. We cannot contribute to the work of God--we can only participate in it (Esther 4:13-4; Ps.115:3; 2 Cor. 3:5)16. Working harder does not necessarily leadto greater prosperity Correlation, but not a fixed causality
    287. 287. Relationships, Work, and Society
    288. 288. Society: Expressions of Christianity
    289. 289. Society: Expressions of Christianity WordCentered
    290. 290. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered Centered
    291. 291. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered CenteredEvangelism & Edification
    292. 292. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered CenteredEvangelism & Edification Social Action
    293. 293. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered CenteredEvangelism & Edification Social ActionPersonal & Inward
    294. 294. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered CenteredEvangelism & Edification Social ActionPersonal & Inward Social & Outward
    295. 295. Society: Expressions of Christianity Word DeedCentered CenteredEvangelism & Edification Social ActionPersonal & Inward Social & Outward BOTH/AND
    296. 296. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry
    297. 297. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body
    298. 298. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body
    299. 299. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body
    300. 300. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body
    301. 301. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body“And when did we see You a stranger, invite You in, or naked, andclothe You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?... to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me”(Mt. 25:38-40)
    302. 302. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs
    303. 303. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them ‘Go in peace, be warmed andbe filled,’ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself” (James 2:14-16)
    304. 304. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs Message Mercy
    305. 305. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs Message Mercy“This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God andFather, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James 1:27)
    306. 306. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs Message Mercy Proclamation Demonstration
    307. 307. Word and Deed: Holistic Ministry Word Deed Soul Body Spiritual Needs Physical Needs Message Mercy Proclamation Demonstration“And all those who had believed were together, and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need” (Acts 2:44-45)
    308. 308. Society: Holistic Spirituality
    309. 309. Society: Holistic SpiritualityCommon unbiblical errors:
    310. 310. Society: Holistic SpiritualityCommon unbiblical errors: Meeting physical needs while ignoring spiritual needs
    311. 311. Society: Holistic SpiritualityCommon unbiblical errors: Meeting physical needs while ignoring spiritual needs Meeting spiritual needs while ignoring physical needs
    312. 312. Society: Holistic Spirituality
    313. 313. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church:
    314. 314. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty
    315. 315. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry
    316. 316. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry Clothing the naked
    317. 317. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry Clothing the naked Harboring the stranger
    318. 318. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry Clothing the naked Harboring the stranger Visiting the sick
    319. 319. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry Clothing the naked Harboring the stranger Visiting the sick Ministering to prisoners
    320. 320. Society: Holistic Spirituality7 Works of Mercy of the Early Church: Giving drink to the thirsty Feeding the hungry Clothing the naked Harboring the stranger Visiting the sick Ministering to prisoners Burying the dead
    321. 321. Society: Holistic Spirituality
    322. 322. Society: Holistic Spirituality The NT does not teach that the Church’s mission is to bring society into conformity with God’s expectations
    323. 323. Society: Holistic Spirituality The NT does not teach that the Church’s mission is to bring society into conformity with God’s expectations Personal holiness and social holiness go together
    324. 324. Stewardship and Purpose
    325. 325. Stewardship
    326. 326. What is Biblical Stewardship?
    327. 327. What is Biblical Stewardship?“Oikonomia” =Management of a household
    328. 328. What is Biblical Stewardship?“Oikonomia” =Management of a householdWe own nothing
    329. 329. What is Biblical Stewardship?“Oikonomia” =Management of a householdWe own nothing “What do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” (1 Cor. 4:7)
    330. 330. What is Biblical Stewardship?
    331. 331. What is Biblical Stewardship?We have no possessions - noteven ourselves
    332. 332. What is Biblical Stewardship?We have no possessions - noteven ourselvesWe own nothing
    333. 333. What is Biblical Stewardship?We have no possessions - noteven ourselvesWe own nothing “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Cor. 6:19)
    334. 334. What is Biblical Stewardship?
    335. 335. What is Biblical Stewardship?All that we have is His
    336. 336. What is Biblical Stewardship?All that we have is His Explodes popular misconception: We give God His percentage and the rest is ours
    337. 337. What is Biblical Stewardship?All that we have is His Explodes popular misconception: We give God His percentage and the rest is oursWe manage the possessions of Another asstewards
    338. 338. What is Biblical Stewardship?
    339. 339. What is Biblical Stewardship?We are not here on our business
    340. 340. What is Biblical Stewardship?We are not here on our businessWe are accountable to God for everything
    341. 341. What is Biblical Stewardship?We are not here on our businessWe are accountable to God for everythingOur key responsibility as stewards isFAITHFULNESS:
    342. 342. What is Biblical Stewardship?We are not here on our businessWe are accountable to God for everythingOur key responsibility as stewards isFAITHFULNESS: “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy” (1 Cor. 4:1)
    343. 343. What is Biblical Stewardship?
    344. 344. What is Biblical Stewardship?It involves every facet of our life;it is all-inclusive
    345. 345. What is Biblical Stewardship?It involves every facet of our life;it is all-inclusiveStewardship is faithfulness in usingwhatever God gives us for His glory:
    346. 346. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities
    347. 347. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Interests
    348. 348. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Interests Skills
    349. 349. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Interests SkillsEmployment
    350. 350. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Interests SkillsEmployment
    351. 351. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Interests Talents SkillsEmployment
    352. 352. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Interests Talents Skills Spiritual GiftsEmployment
    353. 353. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Interests Talents Skills Spiritual GiftsEmployment Land
    354. 354. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Money Interests Talents Skills Spiritual GiftsEmployment Land
    355. 355. What is Biblical Stewardship? It involves every facet of our life; it is all-inclusive Stewardship is faithfulness in using whatever God gives us for His glory:Opportunities Family Money Interests Talents Time Skills Spiritual GiftsEmployment Land
    356. 356. Areas of Stewardship
    357. 357. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P
    358. 358. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P Time
    359. 359. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P Time Truth
    360. 360. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P Time Truth Talent
    361. 361. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P Time Truth Talent Treasure
    362. 362. Areas of StewardshipS T E W A R D S H I P Time Truth Talent Treasure Relationships
    363. 363. Stewardship of Time
    364. 364. Stewardship of TimeYou have enough time toaccomplish God’spurpose
    365. 365. Stewardship of TimeYou have enough time toaccomplish God’spurposeGod determines thelength of our stay onEarth
    366. 366. Stewardship of TimeYou have enough time toaccomplish God’spurposeGod determines thelength of our stay onEarthLike other assets, Godowns time (Ps. 31:15)
    367. 367. Stewardship of Time
    368. 368. Stewardship of Time Life is brief, and don’t be presumptuous about the future (Ja. 4:14)
    369. 369. Stewardship of Time Life is brief, and don’t be presumptuous about the future (Ja. 4:14) The eternal gives meaning to the temporal (Rom. 13:11)
    370. 370. Stewardship of Time Life is brief, and don’t be presumptuous about the future (Ja. 4:14) The eternal gives meaning to the temporal (Rom. 13:11) Make the most of God’s opportunities (Eccl. 8:5)
    371. 371. Stewardship of Time
    372. 372. Stewardship of TimeOur use of time reflectsour priorities
    373. 373. Stewardship of TimeOur use of time reflectsour prioritiesBudget the use of time
    374. 374. Stewardship of TimeOur use of time reflectsour prioritiesBudget the use of time“Therefore be carefulhow you walk... makingthe most of your time,because the days areevil” (Eph. 5:15-16)
    375. 375. Stewardship of Truth
    376. 376. Stewardship of TruthGod will hold usaccountable for theamount of light we havereceived
    377. 377. Stewardship of TruthGod will hold usaccountable for theamount of light we havereceived “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required” (Lk. 12:48)
    378. 378. Stewardship of Truth
    379. 379. Stewardship of TruthScriptures teach, reprove, correct, andtrain us in righteousness so that we maybe “adequate, equipped for every goodwork” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
    380. 380. Stewardship of TruthScriptures teach, reprove, correct, andtrain us in righteousness so that we maybe “adequate, equipped for every goodwork” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)As stewards of the truth, we must remainstudents of the Word
    381. 381. Stewardship of TruthScriptures teach, reprove, correct, andtrain us in righteousness so that we maybe “adequate, equipped for every goodwork” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)As stewards of the truth, we must remainstudents of the Word Requires constant exposure to Scripture
    382. 382. Stewardship of TruthScriptures teach, reprove, correct, andtrain us in righteousness so that we maybe “adequate, equipped for every goodwork” (2 Tim. 3:16-17)As stewards of the truth, we must remainstudents of the Word Requires constant exposure to Scripture Requires a heart to apply what God teaches
    383. 383. Stewardship of Talent
    384. 384. Stewardship of Talent Our talents, aptitudes, spiritual gifts, and special abilities belong to God
    385. 385. Stewardship of Talent Our talents, aptitudes, spiritual gifts, and special abilities belong to God Talents: musical, artistic, athletic, academic, business, relational, persuasive, etc.
    386. 386. Stewardship of Talent
    387. 387. Stewardship of Talent Use natural talents and spiritual gifts to glorify God and serve others
    388. 388. Stewardship of Talent Use natural talents and spiritual gifts to glorify God and serve others “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Pe 4:10)
    389. 389. Stewardship of Treasure
    390. 390. Stewardship of TreasureBible contains ≅ 500 verses on prayer; 500verses on faith; but 2,300 on money
    391. 391. Stewardship of TreasureBible contains ≅ 500 verses on prayer; 500verses on faith; but 2,300 on money> 10% NT relates directly to financialmatters
    392. 392. Stewardship of TreasureBible contains ≅ 500 verses on prayer; 500verses on faith; but 2,300 on money> 10% NT relates directly to financialmatters Spend much time earning, spending, and investing money
    393. 393. Stewardship of TreasureBible contains ≅ 500 verses on prayer; 500verses on faith; but 2,300 on money> 10% NT relates directly to financialmatters Spend much time earning, spending, and investing money Money has a profound effect on relationships
    394. 394. Stewardship of TreasureBible contains ≅ 500 verses on prayer; 500verses on faith; but 2,300 on money> 10% NT relates directly to financialmatters Spend much time earning, spending, and investing money Money has a profound effect on relationships Money usage is a measure of our commitment to Christ
    395. 395. Stewardship of Treasure
    396. 396. Stewardship of Treasure“The earth is the Lord’s and all itcontains, the world, and those who dwellin it” (Ps. 24:1)
    397. 397. Stewardship of Treasure“The earth is the Lord’s and all itcontains, the world, and those who dwellin it” (Ps. 24:1)Principle of 100% Ownership
    398. 398. Stewardship of Treasure“The earth is the Lord’s and all itcontains, the world, and those who dwellin it” (Ps. 24:1)Principle of 100% OwnershipPrinciple of 100% Stewardship
    399. 399. Stewardship of Treasure“The earth is the Lord’s and all itcontains, the world, and those who dwellin it” (Ps. 24:1)Principle of 100% OwnershipPrinciple of 100% Stewardship Do I believe these in theory, but deny them in practice?
    400. 400. Stewardship of Relationships
    401. 401. Stewardship of RelationshipsPeople are eternal beings who are appointedto a resurrection of life or judgment (Jn. 5:28-29)
    402. 402. Stewardship of RelationshipsPeople are eternal beings who are appointedto a resurrection of life or judgment (Jn. 5:28-29) Time invested in cultivating relationships by loving and serving is never wasted
    403. 403. Stewardship of Relationships
    404. 404. Stewardship of RelationshipsWise stewards leverage temporal resourcesinto eternal good
    405. 405. Stewardship of RelationshipsWise stewards leverage temporal resourcesinto eternal good Learning and living the Word of God
    406. 406. Stewardship of RelationshipsWise stewards leverage temporal resourcesinto eternal good Learning and living the Word of God Investing our lives in people
    407. 407. Other Areas of Stewardship
    408. 408. Other Areas of StewardshipBodies (Rom. 12:1)
    409. 409. Other Areas of StewardshipBodies (Rom. 12:1)Minds (Rom.12:2)
    410. 410. Other Areas of StewardshipBodies (Rom. 12:1)Minds (Rom.12:2)Opportunities (Col. 4:5)
    411. 411. Other Areas of StewardshipBodies (Rom. 12:1)Minds (Rom.12:2)Opportunities (Col. 4:5)Environment (Gen. 1:28-30)
    412. 412. Other Areas of Stewardship
    413. 413. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to:
    414. 414. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to: God
    415. 415. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to: God Neighbor
    416. 416. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to: God Neighbor Ourselves
    417. 417. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to: God Neighbor Ourselves Creation
    418. 418. Other Areas of StewardshipWe are stewards in relationship to: God Neighbor Ourselves CreationWe are called to manage the resources ofAnother with integrity
    419. 419. Purpose
    420. 420. Purpose in Holistic Spirituality
    421. 421. Purpose in Holistic SpiritualityPrimary Calling:
    422. 422. Purpose in Holistic SpiritualityPrimary Calling: To know and love God
    423. 423. Purpose in Holistic SpiritualityPrimary Calling: To know and love GodSecondary Calling
    424. 424. Purpose in Holistic SpiritualityPrimary Calling: To know and love GodSecondary Calling To express this relationship in all I do with everyone I meet
    425. 425. Purpose
    426. 426. PurposePrimary Secondary
    427. 427. PurposePrimary SecondaryPrimary Secondary
    428. 428. Purpose Primary Secondary Primary SecondaryRelationship with Lord Activities of Life
    429. 429. Purpose
    430. 430. PurposeErroneous Primary Calling:
    431. 431. PurposeErroneous Primary Calling: Success and significance in what we do
    432. 432. PurposeErroneous Primary Calling: Success and significance in what we doErroneous Secondary Calling:
    433. 433. PurposeErroneous Primary Calling: Success and significance in what we doErroneous Secondary Calling: Knowing and loving God
    434. 434. PurposeErroneous Primary Calling: Success and significance in what we doErroneous Secondary Calling: Knowing and loving GodThe visible and horizontal swallow up theinvisible and vertical - “Nature eats upgrace” (Francis Schaeffer)
    435. 435. Life’s Ultimate Questions
    436. 436. Life’s Ultimate QuestionsWhere did I come from? (Origin)
    437. 437. Life’s Ultimate QuestionsWhere did I come from? (Origin)Where am I going? (Destiny)
    438. 438. Life’s Ultimate QuestionsWhere did I come from? (Origin)Where am I going? (Destiny)Why am I here? (Purpose)
    439. 439. Life’s Ultimate QuestionsWhere did I come from? (Origin)Where am I going? (Destiny)Why am I here? (Purpose) What do I want my life to add up to, and why?
    440. 440. Life’s Ultimate QuestionsWhere did I come from? (Origin)Where am I going? (Destiny)Why am I here? (Purpose) What do I want my life to add up to, and why? “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
    441. 441. Aspects of Purpose
    442. 442. Aspects of PurposeYou cannot fully know or express thefulness of God’s calling on your life
    443. 443. Aspects of PurposeYou cannot fully know or express thefulness of God’s calling on your life But you can ask the Lord for a clearer picture of your unique purpose
    444. 444. Aspects of PurposeYou cannot fully know or express thefulness of God’s calling on your life But you can ask the Lord for a clearer picture of your unique purposeWritten Purpose Statement can give youfocus and passion
    445. 445. Results of Having No Biblical Purpose
    446. 446. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeActivities and objectives become ends inthemselves
    447. 447. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeActivities and objectives become ends inthemselvesPursuit of security, significance, andsatisfaction is the main motivator
    448. 448. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeActivities and objectives become ends inthemselvesPursuit of security, significance, andsatisfaction is the main motivatorHope in institutions or individuals isdestined to disappoint
    449. 449. Results of Having No Biblical Purpose
    450. 450. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeThe world will definemy purpose for me
    451. 451. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeThe world will definemy purpose for meThe grind of life leadsto hopelessness anddespair
    452. 452. Results of Having No Biblical PurposeThe world will definemy purpose for meThe grind of life leadsto hopelessness anddespairLife can become anexercise in futility
    453. 453. Purpose: Universal and Unique
    454. 454. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal:
    455. 455. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth)
    456. 456. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth) Making God known (spiritual reproduction)
    457. 457. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth) Making God known (spiritual reproduction)Unique:
    458. 458. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth) Making God known (spiritual reproduction)Unique: What is my calling?
    459. 459. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth) Making God known (spiritual reproduction)Unique: What is my calling? What is my gifting?
    460. 460. Purpose: Universal and UniqueUniversal: Knowing God experientially (spiritual growth) Making God known (spiritual reproduction)Unique: What is my calling? What is my gifting? What has been my equipping?
    461. 461. Unique Purpose Statement
    462. 462. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes
    463. 463. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes Goals
    464. 464. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes Goals Objectives
    465. 465. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes Goals Objectives Role Purposes
    466. 466. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes Goals Objectives Role Purposes Goals
    467. 467. Unique Purpose Statement Global Purposes Goals Objectives Role Purposes Goals Objectives
    468. 468. Global Purposes:Example Statement
    469. 469. Global Purposes: Example StatementLoving God Completely: To know God and Hischaracter and grow into conformity with His Son inFaith, hope, and love
    470. 470. Global Purposes: Example StatementLoving God Completely: To know God and Hischaracter and grow into conformity with His Son inFaith, hope, and loveLoving Self Correctly: To see myself in the light of God’scharacter and grow in humility and obedience
    471. 471. Global Purposes: Example StatementLoving God Completely: To know God and Hischaracter and grow into conformity with His Son inFaith, hope, and loveLoving Self Correctly: To see myself in the light of God’scharacter and grow in humility and obedienceLoving Others Compassionately: To see others in thelight of God’s character and grow in love and service
    472. 472. Role Purposes:Example Statement
    473. 473. Role Purposes: Example StatementRole as Husband: To love and serve my wife in such away that she is free to live up to her full potential as awoman of God
    474. 474. Role Purposes: Example StatementRole as Husband: To love and serve my wife in such away that she is free to live up to her full potential as awoman of GodRole as Father: To love and serve my children in such away that they know that Dad and Mom know and loveGod
    475. 475. Role Purposes: Example StatementRole as Husband: To love and serve my wife in such away that she is free to live up to her full potential as awoman of GodRole as Father: To love and serve my children in such away that they know that Dad and Mom know and loveGodRole as Son: To love and serve my parents in such a waythat they know that they are honored and cherished
    476. 476. Role Purposes:Example Statement
    477. 477. Role Purposes: Example StatementRole as Friend: To love and serve my friends in such away that nurtures commitment, transparency, andvulnerability in relationship of mutual acceptance andesteem
    478. 478. Role Purposes: Example StatementRole as Friend: To love and serve my friends in such away that nurtures commitment, transparency, andvulnerability in relationship of mutual acceptance andesteemRole as Writer/Publisher: To love and serve readers insuch a way that helps them manifest eternal values bydrawing them to intimacy with God and a betterunderstanding of the culture in which they live
    479. 479. The End
    480. 480. Reflections Ministries Resources
    481. 481. Reflections Ministries Resources Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
    482. 482. Reflections Ministries Resources Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter ReflectionsMinistries.org website - Daily Growth email and free text and audio resources
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