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God's Word Can Disturb Us

For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”
Deuteronomy 18:16
Perhaps we do not hear the voice of God because we know subconsciously that we intend to run our lives on our own. The voice of God would therefore be an unwelcome intrusion into our plans. His word might be a disturbing element into our lives, just as the Israelites believed that to hear the voice of God would bring death.

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The Sermon On The Mount

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 7:00am - 9:00am

In The Sermon on the Mount, we zero in on one of the most important texts studied throughout church history. The course covers the history of interpretation, gives direction for reading the Sermon according to its context and structure, and provides exposition of the text.
Upon successful completion you should be able to:
• Describe how the Sermon on the Mount fits into Matthew’s larger structural levels of narrative and discourse
• Summarize key historical approaches to the Sermon on the Mount
• Discuss interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount in light of virtue-ethics theory
• Summarize both the continuity and discontinuity between ot law and Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount
• Explain how the Lord’s Prayer relates to the kingdom of Heaven.

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Living For One Thing

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21
If you believe God has never spoken to you, ask yourself what you are doing that would give God reason to speak to you. Are you and God in business together in life, or are you in business for yourself, trying to “use a little God” to advance your projects?
When our lives are devoted to the will of God, he has reason to speak to us. If our lives aren’t devoted to his purposes, he still may use us for his ends if we are strategically placed. We are his creatures no matter how misguided or rebellious.
We are more likely to hear God when we can say, “I am living for one thing and one thing only—to be like Christ, to do his work and serve his people and him. My life is to bless others in the name of God.”