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CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T11 - The Four Essential Questions of Application

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Transcript of CMIN 301 (Sp '15) T11 - The Four Essential Questions of Application

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The Four Essential Questions of Application
The Four Essential Questions of Application
What should I
do
?
My
Duty
Who should I
be
?
My
Character
To what causes
should I devote my life energy?
My
Goals
How can I
distinguish
truth from error?
Gain
Discernment
Duty
Duties are the moral obligations that provide structure for human relationships.
Legalism???
People try to “earn” or “preserve” salvation by carefully following a list of expected behaviors
Join with
Character
The kind of person we
ought to be
God is testing character
Matt 7:17-18
is the root of a godly walk.
17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
Goals
They give
directions
to our lives
Example:
1 Cor 9:24-27
24 ¶ Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last for ever. 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
What is the goal?
focus on
results
help us
making decisions
Discernment
is the ability to
make judgments
from
God’s perspective
is a
skill
in the art of
seeing
is a
servant
of duty, character and goals.
The
emphasis
of this category is on what we ought to
do
Violations
of this category are displayed as
disobedience
The
emphasis
of this category is on what we ought to
be
Violations
of this category are displayed as
vice, corruptness
The
emphasis
of this category is on what we ought to
seek
Violations
of this category are displayed as
aimlessness
The
emphasis
of this category is on what we ought to
see
Violations
of this category are displayed as
blindness, folly
Which essential question of application is addressed in the following passage?
Phil 3:12-16
1 Sam 21:1-6
1 Sam 25:9-13
Deut 6:4-9
Gen 39:6-10
Gen 37:29-36
Lev 19:1-4
1 John 3:1-3
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