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Dr Cijoy 1-Worker of salvation

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CMF 54th Annual Conference 2017

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Dr Cijoy 1-Worker of salvation

  1. 1. Working Image Courtesy: http://www.crossmap.com/blogs/are-you-working-out-your-salvation-2105
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  3. 3. • Worker of salvation – a new way • Working in of salvation – a new identity • Working out of salvation – a new purpose
  4. 4. WORKER (AUTHOR) OF SALVATION A New Way
  5. 5. Image Courtesy: https://kristiann1.com/2015/10/26/heb122/
  6. 6. • Conceptual Jesus Vs Biblical Jesus • Gal 3:1 Image courtesy: http://www.linglestownlife.org/communications/media/multimedia_center
  7. 7. Many pictures of God/Jesus
  8. 8. Bride Building Body
  9. 9. Centrality of Christ • Building – foundation – 1 Cori 3:11 - corner stone/cap stone – Ephe 2:20 • Bride – bridegroom – 2 Cori 11:2 • Body – head – Ephe 4:15; 1:22,23; 5:23; Col 1:18 Image Courtesy: https://jorgeschulz.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/christ-42c2-copy.jpg
  10. 10. Jesus, the Foundation Image Courtesy: http://www.icr.org/article/foundation-jesus-christ/
  11. 11. Foundation • Wexner Center for the arts – Ohio State University • Foolish and wise builders Luke 6:46-49 Image Courtesy: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/ohio/articles/the-best-galleries-museums-in-columbus/
  12. 12. Foundation • Foundation that will stand the test • Looking forward to the city with foundations Heb11:10 Image courtesy: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/568509152946133151/
  13. 13. Corner stone • Could also be the foundation stone • Reference standard – as opposed to modern relativism • ‘Post-truth’ – International word of the year 2016 - a city without foundations Image Courtesy: https://lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/chief-cornerstone/
  14. 14. Man-made Jesus • Culturally, politically correct Jesus • Medieval paintings of Jesus with thyroid enlargement • “God made man in His image on the sixth day; man made god in his image on the seventh day.” • Glory of God exchanged Rom 1:23 Image courtesy: https://holynameretreatcenter.com/
  15. 15. Man-made Jesus Populism Jeremiah vs Hananiah – Jer 28 Image courtesy: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/662892
  16. 16. Biblical Jesus • Not just a teacher, philosopher, miracle worker, model, prophet… • Saviour – ‘He saves’ • No other way Image courtesy: https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Acts%204.12
  17. 17. Biblical Jesus Col 2:9; Col 1:15-19 Image Courtesy: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/505329-preeminence-tv-slide.png
  18. 18. • Pilate – John 18:38 • I am – John 14:6 Image courtesy: https://mjrjolt.wordpress.com/tag/pilate/; https://riverhillscc.com/sermons/i-am/way-truth-life/ What is truth?
  19. 19. We have much more to learn; but God has no more to reveal than he has revealed in Jesus Christ. John Stott Image Courtesy: https://utmost.org/experience-or- god%E2%80%99s-revealed-truth/
  20. 20. Do I believe in the Biblical Jesus?
  21. 21. Image Courtesy: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Jd-tC05KCbA/maxresdefault.jpg
  22. 22. Man-made Jesus • Authoritarianism/Legalism • Influence of authority figures – parents, teachers, wardens etc. • You are a hard man Matt 25:24 • Bishop’s dream • No need for any more rules and laws Image courtesy: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/3905325593_23d541cbe1.jpg
  23. 23. What is my ultimate need? • Acceptance; unconditional acceptance • Where can we find this sort of love and acceptance?
  24. 24. What is my ultimate need? • What a man desires is unfailing love (Bible Prov 19:22a) • Love of God
  25. 25. When our need for love and acceptance is not met; we turn to false comforters They further take us away and make us more unsatisfied. John 4:13,14
  26. 26. • Insecurity • Inferiority • Loneliness
  27. 27. Sin Unmet need for love Alienation from God Human Problems False comforters
  28. 28. God’s justice demands punishment for the sinner.
  29. 29. God’s love pleads for saving the sinner.
  30. 30. • When Jesus was made sin for us, God had to forsake His own son • Sin alienates us from God and the cross brings us back to God
  31. 31. A New and Living way Heb 10:20
  32. 32. Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s justice and God’s love
  33. 33. • Hosea 3:1,2 • Heart-rending story of the second chance 35
  34. 34. Jer 3:22 36
  35. 35. “Whatever you have done, whatever you have become, it doesn’t matter. Please come home.” Image Courtesy: https://bibleheartburn.com/2014/04/09/customer-announcement-we-have-a-lost-child-in-the-culture/?vm=r&s=1
  36. 36. Image Courtesy: http://www.baumanrdmbc.org/
  37. 37. • Exclusive • Intimate Image courtesy: http://hiswordinpictures.blogspot.in/2012/12/isaiah-625b.html?vm=r&s=1
  38. 38. • 1 John 1:1 – Witnessed, personal • Growing in intimacy Image courtesy: http://www.lifeindeepellum.com/2014-09-07-historical-jesus/
  39. 39. Am I growing in my love for the groom?
  40. 40. Jesus, the Head Image courtesy: https://www.etsy.com/market/jesus_head
  41. 41. Man-made Jesus • Selfishness You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. Anne Lamott • Disciples – not one of us Mark 9:38
  42. 42. Body that is befitting the Head Ephe 4:15 – grow up to the Head in all things Image courtesy: http://waverunnersfastpitch.net/mona-lisa-mr-bean?vm=r&s=1
  43. 43. Beholding is becoming • 2 Cori 3:18
  44. 44. Destination • The ultimate purpose - our transformation Rom 8:29 • To see Him formed in us Gal 4:19 46
  45. 45. Am I becoming more like Jesus? 47
  46. 46. Worker(Author) & Perfecter of Salvation Jesus Reference Focus of salvation Cornerstone Ephe 2:20 Foundation Bride Groom Isa 62:5 Relation Head Ephe 4:15 Destination
  47. 47. I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because there is no other way I wish to turn. I came to Him longing for something I did not have. I remain with Him because I have something I will not trade. I came to Him as a stranger. I remain with Him in the most intimate of friendships. I came to Him unsure about the future. I remain with Him certain about my destiny. I came amid the thunderous cries of a culture that has 330 million deities. I remain with Him knowing that truth cannot be all-inclusive. Ravi Zacharias Image courtesy: http://www.slideshare.net/steve4040/mpc-011016-finding-your-way-back-to-god

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