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CFOR 101 (Sp '16) T18-Process Spirituality (I)
Transcript of CFOR 101 (Sp '16) T18-Process Spirituality (I)
life conforms to a standard of holiness.
b) In process spirituality we become more real as we
make right choices over time in favor of God’s purpose.
c) In process spirituality we take matters in our own
hands as we seek some methods that will give us the
results we want when we want them.
Which of the following statements describes process spirituality most clearly?
Read Matt 3:16 - 4:4
a) What is the
activity of the Holy
in this passage?
Think about both questions and exchange your thoughts with your neighbor.
b) How is the activity of the
related to the first temptation?
‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’" (Matt 4:4)
relationship with God
, not our doing, is the
source of our being
standards of holiness
A step-by-step process
I agree to follow the rules; e.g., I act like a Christian
I am transformed in my being
a) In process spirituality the
Christian life conforms to
a standard of holiness.
c) In process spirituality we take matters in our own hands as we seek some methods that will give us the results we want when we want them.
b) + d) In process spirituality we become
more real as we make right choices
over time in favor of God’s purpose.
Spiritual formation is
( not an event)
yourself under conditions
favorable to growth
Spiritual life is like a
Look to God
for your spiritual formation. (not to rules)
Skit Guys - God's Chisel
what is best for me
is able to accomplish it
what my heart
(e.g., Heb. 11:25f)
to the ultimate
Biblical hope calls us to
our hearts on the
to heaven (future).
In Christ we
of sin (past).
Love manifests the
life of Christ now
d) In process spirituality we know that our lives in the
present have a direct bearing on the quality of eternity.
Empowered and Authorized to Ministry
- “This is my Son” called/authorized Jesus to ministry
- the most critical temptations test the meaning, value and
purpose of our existence
- nature of temptation: prove who you are (reversed the
roles of being and doing)
Our doing flows out of our being.
-the presence of the Spirit empowered Jesus for ministry
(True or false) If only we do the right things we will become the right kind of Christ follower.
Process Spirituality (I)
Process versus Product; Being versus Doing