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The Christian writer is a Christian
A call to writers to live a worthy life with emphasis on a viable personal relationship with Christ
A.
You need to take heed to your life and ministry
1)
Your life comes first
Acts 20
28
1Timothy 4
16
a.
Your being is more important than your doing
Philippians 1
10,11
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How does our society place emphasis on doing?
b.
Jesus called his disciples to be with him before sending them out to others
Mark 3
14
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How do you balance the being-doing cycle?
c.
Do not be carried away with service, neglecting your time with him
Luke 10
38-42
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How does service becomes a disservice?
d.
In spending time with him, you hear him
Mark 4
10,11
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How do you create time?
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e.
His word transforms us continuously
1 Corinthians 3
18
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How can we measure transformation?
f.
Doing his words makes you a Christian
John 8
31
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How does our society define who a Christian is?
g.
The being process is continuous until we reach the image of Christ
Ephesians 4
13-15
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What are the false senses of maturity in our society?
2)
Live to finish the race
1 Corinthians 9
24-27
1 Timothy 4
8
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a.
You are also running a race
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What are the signals of exempting oneself from the race?
b.
You have a responsibility to remain fit for the race
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How and why do people pass the responsibility to be fit to others?
c.
Keeping fit requires continuous and consistent disciplines
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What challenges your continuity and consistency?
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Spiritual disciplines include
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B.
True ministry is actually an extension of your life.
1)
You cannot really separate true ministry from your life.
Colossians 1
9, 10
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a.
The emphasis in the New Testament is not about getting prepared to do God's work but to
become who God wants you to be
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What are the demerits of doing without being?
b.
When you become who God wants you to be, you will do what he wants you to do
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How does being leads to doing?
2)
A man's life consists of his words, actions and experiences which are dependent on thoughts.
Proverbs 4
23
Luke 6
45
a.
Thoughts are shaped by our meditations
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How does meditation occur?
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b.
Meditations are informed by what you hear and see
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Sources of sights and sounds include
i.
Media
ii.
Friends
iii.
Prints
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