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Dr Cijoy-Working out of salvation

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54th CMF Annual Conference 2017

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Dr Cijoy-Working out of salvation

  1. 1. Working
  2. 2. WORKING OUT OF SALVATION A New Purpose
  3. 3. Two Aspects of Working Out Come, Be a disciple - Mark 1:17 Image courtesy: http://www.8backgrounds.com/backgrounds/follow-jesus-background- f1591c.html; http://www.michaelafurlong.com/news/ Go, Make disciples - Matt 28:19
  4. 4. Image courtesy: http://wordstolivebybackgrounds.blogspot.in/2011/11/matthew-419.html
  5. 5. Mark 3:14 To be with Him and to be sent out…. Image courtesy: http://dlyrflctns.blogspot.in/2013/07/; https://www.amdgchinese.org/2017/07/12/theword170712/
  6. 6. Image courtesy: http://www2.firstbaptistjackson.org/scripture-memory/archive/9-2014/
  7. 7. Come, be a disciple
  8. 8. Be – Become – Be sent • The ultimate purpose - our transformation Rom 8:29 • To see Him formed in us Gal 4:19
  9. 9. • Spiritual growth is not automatic. • Many people grow older without growing up. • The only safe guard against this happening in our lives is to train ourselves in disciplines. • Training in righteousness 2 Tim 3:16
  10. 10. The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment; but the making of a saint is the task of a life time. Alan Redpath
  11. 11. Paradigm of Salvation Justification Sanctification Glorification Initial salvation Progressive salvation Final salvation Past Present Future Penalty of sin Power of sin Presence of sin Faith Love Hope Crisis – sudden and complete Process – gradual and incomplete Crisis – sudden and complete
  12. 12. Discipline -Discipleship Discipline is the other side of discipleship. Discipleship without discipline is like waiting to run in the marathon without ever practicing. Discipline without discipleship is like always practicing for a marathon; but never participating… Discipline is the creation of boundaries that keep time and space open for God. Henri Nouwen Image courtesy: http://www.gallagherphoto.com/galleries/athletes/images/olympic-training
  13. 13. Discipline as a template for discipleship • The best goal for a disciple – becoming like the Master; but disciplines will not transform us per se • Discipline helps to arrange our lives to be available for God’s transformative work Rom 12:1,2 • Information – participation - transformation Image courtesy: http://www.techsys.co.za/blog/digital-transformation-what-does-it-mean/
  14. 14. Two Extremes http://biblestudycourses.org/bible-study-courses-by-topic/christian-liberty/ Lawlessness • Compete by the rule 2 Tim 2:5 • Free men; but servants of God 1 Pet 2:16
  15. 15. Two extremes Image courtesy: http://www.fountainoflifetm.com/articles/understanding-legalism/ Legalism • Not profitable in itself – Col 2:20-23 • Can be misused/manipulated - Mark 7:11
  16. 16. Four Pillars of our Faith • Prayer and Fasting • Bible Study and Meditation • Fellowship and Worship • Witnessing and Service Image Courtesy: http://www.runnerduck.com/wb5.htm
  17. 17. Overdoing & Underdoing • Different from person to person • Depends on age, gender, maturity, temperament etc • Silence, frugality, fasting… • Giving, fellowship, sharing gospel… Image courtesy: http://clipart-library.com/clipart/gieEKk7jT.htm; http://www.clker.com/clipart- 23701.html
  18. 18. Cost of discipleship • Hate everything else Luke 14:26 – relative hatred • Carry the cross Luke 14:27 – willingly taking up Image courtesy: http://www.liturgytools.net/2016/08/pictures-23rd-sunday-ordinary-time-year-c-christ-who-gave-everything-carry-your-cross-follow- me-self-sacrifice.html
  19. 19. Image courtesy: http://www.gracechurchsalida.com/sermons/does_he_know_you/
  20. 20. Go, make disciples
  21. 21. • Original Greek word – Ecclesia • Ecc – out + Kaleo – call • Ecclesia - the called-out (ones); the summoned Image courtesy: http://america.pink/ecclesia_1361796.html
  22. 22. Calling • God calls us individually; but into a community - a holy nation 1 Peter 2:9 • General calling Image courtesy: https://soulution101.wordpress.com/tag/chosen-by-god/
  23. 23. Specific Calling – my story in ‘His-story’
  24. 24. The “Go” God • Missional God • His eg. – Phil 2 :5-8 • God – the radical ‘goer’ – arithmetic/economic/culture defying • Luke 15 • Lost sheep – country/wilderness • Lost coin – home • Lost son – city Image courtesy: https://dwellingintheword.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/1049-luke-15/
  25. 25. Image Courtesy: http://www.churchofchrist-central.org/sermons/the-true-elder-brother/?vm=r&s=1
  26. 26. Go… • Going is mandatory • Where to go… is individual/personal • Go to… your home/family, your friend, your batch/college… • Go to… the next room, next hostel, next house, next college, next state, next country… • Go to… the village, city, slum, posh locality… • Go to… the educated, academia, research… • Go to… politics, parliament, administration… • Go to… a church, Bible college, parachurch organisation Image courtesy: http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/galleries/12-absolutely-amazing-miracles.aspx
  27. 27. Image courtesy: http://blog.biblia.com/2014/06/1-corinthians-9-22/
  28. 28. William Wilberforce “Never, never will we desist till we have wiped away this scandal from the Christian name…” Image Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce
  29. 29. Jackie Pullinger Image Courtesy: http://www.azquotes.com/author/45677-Jackie_Pullinger
  30. 30. Ravi Zacharias …that thinkers might believe and believers might think Image Courtesy: http://www.veritas.org/playlist/ravi-zacharias/
  31. 31. Eric Liddell I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run I feel his pleasure. Image Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eric_Liddell.jpg
  32. 32. Charles Colson Genuine Christianity is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality. It is a worldview. Image Courtesy: http://www.christianpost.com/news/chuck-colson-prison-reform-task-force-watergate-gospel-prison-fellowship-156186/
  33. 33. Rosaria Butterfield If the Lord calls us to be a bridge, we have to learn to bear in his strength the weight. And it hurts. And it's good. And the Lord equips. Image Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosaria_Butterfield
  34. 34. Francis Collins I believe God did intend, in giving us intelligence, to give us the opportunity to investigate and appreciate the wonders of His creation. He is not threatened by our scientific adventures. Image Courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Collins
  35. 35. D. Martyn Lloyd Jones Image Courtesy: http://www.misterrichardson.com/mlj.html
  36. 36. “They’re killing your brother” 37
  37. 37. Image Courtesy: https://pendernews.org/2013/07/27/todays-bible-verse-hebrews-121/
  38. 38. For such a time as this • Is it time for other things? Haggai 1:4 • Do not remain silent/static at this time. God has prepared you for such a time as this. Esther 4:14
  39. 39. Its my turn! Heb 12:1,2

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