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Slide 2 The Circles of Christian Life Slide 3 The Three Circles of (Spiritual) Life Slide 4 1 Timothy 4:13-16 Until I arrive, be sure to keep on reading the Scriptures in worship, and don't stop preaching and teaching. Use the gift you were given when the prophets spoke and the group of church leaders blessed you by placing their hands on you. Remember these things and think about them, so everyone can see how well you are doing. Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach. Keep on doing this, and you will save not only yourself, but the people who hear you. Paul and Timothy Slide 5 1 Timothy 4:13-16 Until I arrive, be sure to keep on reading the Scriptures in worship, and don't stop preaching and teaching. Use the gift you were given when the prophets spoke and the group of church leaders blessed you by placing their hands on you. Remember these things and think about them, so everyone can see how well you are doing. Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach. Keep on doing this, and you will save not only yourself, but the people who hear you. 1 2 3 Slide 6 Paul advises Timothy to follow three priorities in his spiritual life 1.keep on reading the Scriptures in worship 2.don't stop preaching and teaching 3.Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach 1.keep on reading the Scriptures in worship 2.don't stop preaching and teaching 3.Be careful about the way you live and about what you teach Study/Doctrine Witness Behavior/Character The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. Slide 7 The Three Circles of Christian Life 1. Study/Doctrine Correct Theological Position True Bible Orthodoxy maintains purity Slide 8 Colossians 3:16 Rotherham Let the word of Christ dwell within you richlyin all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, with gratitude raising song with your hearts unto God 1.Our experiences and our studies give us wisdom based on our knowledge of God through study, meditation, prayer 2.Our knowledge makes us effective witnesses to others 3.Our study and witnessing transforms us 1.Our experiences and our studies give us wisdom based on our knowledge of God through study, meditation, prayer 2.Our knowledge makes us effective witnesses to others 3.Our study and witnessing transforms us 2006 International Seminar, Baia Mare, Romania Slide 9 Studying the scriptures gives you theological framework John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me 2006 International Seminar, Baia Mare, Romania Slide 10 Doctrine provides nourishment Original foreward, Volume 6 Our Lordpromised that he would send forth to his people meat in due season (Luke 12:37-42)at a time, when without it, their spiritual growth would have been stunted, if not entirely checkedeven the old things of Gods Word, the old truths, may have a new and appetizing flavor, and be appropriated to their still further spiritual health and strength. Slide 11 Ephesians 4:11-12 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; Volumes, writings shouldnt be rejected because written by manthis is the way God said would instruct Church Slide 12 The Three Circles of Christian Life 1. Study/Doctrine Correct Theological Position True Bible Orthodoxy maintains purity Comes first, but if all there is, becomes seedbed of spiritual pride Slide 13 The Three Circles of Christian Life 2. Witnessing Ability to discuss Reasoning ability based on Knowledge of Truth sharing with others why God acts as He does Slide 14 What Does Truth Mean To Us? Remove focus of life from ourselves Focus of life becomes knowledge of plan Remove focus of life from ourselves Focus of life becomes knowledge of plan Slide 15 What Does Truth Mean For Us? Responsibility to knowledge Two choices: act on it or reject it Create theme in life other than self- gratification Desire to live and preach Giving of talents and time Willingness to forgo pleasures of life Responsibility to knowledge Two choices: act on it or reject it Create theme in life other than self- gratification Desire to live and preach Giving of talents and time Willingness to forgo pleasures of life Slide 16 Witnessing from the scriptures gives opportunity to find others interested Acts 17:1, 2 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures... Acts 18:4 And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. Witness Workshop, 2006 Seminar Slide 17 Why Must We Become Students and Teachers? Learning and teaching is Gods greatest endowment to His children Study alone is insufficient Must spur action, action spurs training Moved by study, to change our lives and lives of others In the dust of the Rabbi Knowledge not ultimate goal, study transforms into apt teachersnow for our brethren and for world in Millennial Age Learning and teaching is Gods greatest endowment to His children Study alone is insufficient Must spur action, action spurs training Moved by study, to change our lives and lives of others In the dust of the Rabbi Knowledge not ultimate goal, study transforms into apt teachersnow for our brethren and for world in Millennial Age Slide 18 First understand, then become teacher Hebrews 5:11-14 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:11-14 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Home of the Achims in Baia Mare, sponsors of seminar Slide 19 Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The Judgment of Solomon by de Boulogne Slide 20 October 20 Manna Be ye wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt. 10:16 Oh, that all of the Lords dear people could learn the value of wisdom in connection with their endeavors to serve the Truth!...We should learn that there are opportune and inopportune times for mentioning certain truths, and that there are wise and unwise methods of presenting themit is not enough that we speak the truthwe should see to it that we speak the truth in love, and love that is trained uses wisdom that it may accomplish good. Slide 21 The Three Circles of Christian Life 2. Witnessing Ability to discuss Reasoning ability based on Knowledge of Truth sharing with others why God acts as He does If all there is leads to self promotion And provides seedbed for spiritual pride Slide 22 The Three Circles of Christian Life 3. Behavior/Character Humble heart Devotional attitude Daily practice of the reality of God in your life Slide 23 Doctrine produces discipline to exercise senses to discern what is right conduct Hebrews 5:11-14 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:11-14 Concerning him we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. 'Saint Paul writing his Epistles by Valentin de Boulogne Slide 24 Z5080, The Mark of Crystallization of Character Gods standard of character is perfection, which must be maintained by loyalty and obedience under whatever tests he permits to come to individuals upon any plane of life. No one will get the prize of everlasting life unless he successfully passes those tests. Slide 25 Reprint 1840 not in th

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