CWV Topic 7

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Kingdom of God: Is it a present kingdom or a future kingdom?
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both, for the christian
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Kingdom of God: Is it a physical kingdom or a spiritual kingdom?
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Spiritual, but it will be physical in the future
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Kingdom of God: List two other characteristics found in the reading
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– People thought his kingdom was freedom from Rome, but it was freedom from sin – not a place, but the fact that God rules
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Mission of God: How is it related to God’s character?
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– mission flows out of his character – character of love – love is the overarching characteristic of his mission of redemption and restoration for the world
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Mission of God: How is God’s mission characterized?
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– character is one of sending himself, always going, coming, sending in mission… sending and being sent is fundamental to who God is and what God does
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Read the sidebar on Finding Your Purpose in chapter 11 of the textbook and describe the work ethic presented. What kind of work is best?
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• if you are doing work that is meaningful for the world but you are miserable doing it you have not found your purpose either • \”The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet\”
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List God’s purposes for our lives from Romans 8:28-29 (see Lecture 7).
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– Love God – Be conformed to the image of Christ
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What is the relationship between faith and action?
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For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
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6. According to the PowerPoint on purpose, how do Christians fulfill their purpose together as individuals?
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List two functions of the Spirit in a Christian’s life
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List two functions of the Spirit in a Christian’s life. • carries out the work of the Father in creation • works within Christians to grow them up as followers of Jesus Christ. • work to form a Christian into the image of Jesus Christ. • Formation reminds a person that the process shapes and molds one into the likeness of Jesus himself • Spiritual reminds a person that the process is accomplished by the Spirit of God rather than by human work
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According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism quoted in the lecture, what is the primary purpose of humanity?
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man’s primary purpose is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever
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9. According to the PowerPoint on purpose, how do Christians fulfill their purpose together as community?
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