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LifeWay Glorieta Collegiate Week 2010 Seminar Notes: Daniel Berry / Developing a Personal Theology Theos ology God

study Leading others to God Know what is the pursuit of God All Scripture is significant All Scripture is not of equal importance 1. Foundation (see you in heaven) 2. Structure 3. Walls of Protection 4. Aesthetics (things you like) Sincere faith not speculation Is there fruit? Discuss Christ (be humble and loving) To try to capture the essence of God, we will always be limited by our human error Theology should never divide the body of Christ (church) Be rooted (by grace through faith) Rob Gaschler / Undistracted Devotion: Living with Purpose while Single 1 Corinthians 7 No coping No match-up (meat market) Singleness is gift from God 1. Live an unencumbered life Being available and flexible to God 2. Be content with where God has you Take advantage of the advantages of being single Marriage is not an escape from loneliness and lust Never reduce your involvement in Kingdom work Colossians 3:2 Paul example

3. Turn loneliness into solitude Philippians 4:4-6 Give your loneliness a purpose God wants you to hear His voice (divine appointment) An opportunity to develop an intimacy with Him Only Jesus satisfies John 3:16 Expression of something good and deep 4. Stay focused Cultivate devotion daily Luke 10:38-42 2 Timothy 2:22 Philippians 3:12 Matthew 22 Colossians 1:15-23 Have a plan Consistent prayer and study Church, Accountability, Word Pour into the lives of the younger Support missions Cultivate friendship with non-believers Matthew 19:12 ouch Singleness is not for everyone Don't settle (partner with someone with the vision) If you pursue, pursue in a way that honors God Blake Newsom / What is Next and How can I ask God about it? Prayer: more and more effectively James 4 motives according to His will How confident are you when you approach Him? God does not need an out in your prayers Matthew 7:7-11 Matthew 21:21-22 John 14:13-14 John 15:17 John 16:23-24

Mark 11:24 Ask and receive; keep knocking Ask in His name; believe you receive James 1:5 Psalm 31:3 Psalm 32:8 For the sake of Your name, lead and guide me Do you really want to know His will for your life? The heart is deceitful Surrender all He wants us to be less so He can be more Romans 12:1-2 Psalm 37:3 Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust Him; delight in Him Be patient and still and follow Let me know God! even if it's "No" by Your will Ex. electricity and light bulb 1. Be controlled by the Spirit 2. Be clean before God 3. Be clear and not lazy 4. Be continually praying Luke 18 God speaks through HIs word, people, and circumstances Brandon Brister / Walking in the Spirit on your Campus Not just walking by principle Ex. jetpack, duck church Luke 10 Jesus gives a vision John 14:15-31 Lambs among wolves Spirit not just WITH but IN you Spirit given but not as the world gives If you have Him - obey Sit down with someone and listen

Be obedient Do it! John 15 John 16:5-16 God's a Gentleman Get broken Be a student Be quiet Luke 24 Process of saying Yes to the Holy Spirit Communication with vision - Prayer Go try something "risky" - Faith Be intentional. Seek men of peace - Focus Invest time in harvesting - Commit Stand on the Scriptures - Integrity Stand in the awe of God - Amazement Don't rely on yourself Keep in step Jonathan LaFleur / Strive for Holiness Holiness needs to penetrate our lives Pursue it. Be holy Hebrews 12:14 (strive = agonize) Ex. holy tortilla Common lies of the enemy: 1. holiness is for super christians 2. it's boring Ex. lotus position 1 Peter 2:9 Experience His presence Jeremiah 2:12-18 3. it's unnecessary because we are forgiven 1 Corinthians 1:2 Sanctified by the blood of Christ Made us holy to live holy

Without holiness no one will see God 4. holiness is instantaneous Walking is a process 2 Corinthians 3:18 Ex. dunking a basketball 5. holiness is impossible to achieve 2 Peter 1:3 We have what we need 1 Peter 1:15-16 What is personal holiness? 1. being morally blameless separated from sin like Him 2. inward and outward purity body and spirit 2 Corinthians 7:1 3. being set apart from the world 1 John 2:16 4. being like Jesus Christ Psalm 1 Hebrews 4:15 Model your life after the Word Getting into the Word daily Prayer Scripture Memory Why be holy? 1. we will al give an account to God Fear God 2 Corinthians 5:9-11, 13:5 Examine yourselves The standard is holiness 2. our personal holiness is an expression of love to God Romans 12:1 John 14:15 3. a sign to the world of the genuiness 1 Peter 2:11-12 4. our personal holiness positons us to be used in ministry 2 Timothy 2:21 Cleanse yourself to be ready for use

Ex. drain pipe It's war Present yourself to Him Be intentional How can we begin to walk in holiness? 1. walk by the Spirit Galatians 5:16-17 2. watch out for temptation Romans 13:14 3. wield the Word of God Psalm 119:9-11 4. work as a team Ephesians 5:16 Accountability James 5:16 Hebrews 3:13 Want to hear well done good and faithful servant Sermon Notes: Mike Satterfield Still, small voice Exchange our plans for His Romans 6:23wages of sin is death The presence of Christ (the Holy Spirit) in you makes Him fully available to others Be salt: enhance and preserve If it ain't the truth, it ain't from God. If it ain't from God, it ain't for you. Much is theoretical until through obedience to the word through the power and urging of the Spirit it becomes practical. Galatians 2:20 Last letter What are you willing to die for? Good is the enemy to the Great! Matthew 5:13-16 Become Light: Shine, Radiate, Influence Not self-help. Total Surrender. 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 Practice makes permanent It's all for His glory

John 3:16-21 Philippians 4:4-9 Luke 11:33-36 Ephesians 5:1-21 John 8:12 1 John 1:5-7 Don't sit on your blessed assurance Talk to God about men before you talk to men about God. David Platt Isaiah 6 North Israel South Judah Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah 1. We have an incomprehensibly great God He reigns forever Terrifying holiness and sovereignty To be holy is to be set apart Isaiah 40:28-31 Isaiah 46:8-11 Isaiah 36, 37 Don't mess with God Isaiah 3:13 You will stand before Him Woe is we are alone Evidence of sin was lack of trust in Him Isaiah 2:6-9, 22 Isaiah 43:24-25 2. We are a sinfully depraved people 3. We have a scandalously merciful Savior Isaiah 52:13-53:12 a. He will repulse but He will redeem b. The Lord will reveal Him but we will reject Him c. The Servant will be slaughtered so we are saved Scapegoat

He will endure and replace Psalm 5:5-6 John 3:36 Jesus stood in the place of sinners and took the wrath of God Don't rob the cross of its meaning You are a dumb sheep d. He will suffer in sinless silence Matthew 26:62-63 Mark 15:4-5 Luke 23:9 e. All will be satisfied in His substitution first the Father God is infinitely holy Who are you sinning against? Jesus satisfied the wrath Ex. damn break 4. We have an indescribably urgent mission A holy obligation Romans 1:14-17, 18-20, 21-25 a. Their knowledge of God is only enough to damn them to Hell Romans 3:10-12 Not one is innocent b. The grace of God is powerful enough to save them c. The plan of God warrants the sacrifice of His people Romans 10:12-17 Created for mission d. The Son of God deserves the praise of all peoples Romans 1:5, 16:25-27 Stop using just spare time and money Matthew 10 1. Go to great need 2. Go to great danger What if danger is an open door? 3. You will be betrayed 4. You will be hated by the world The servant is not above his master

5. You will be persecuted We've created a whole Christian culture based on comfort We start to make Jesus look like us 6. Fear will tempt you Only fear God Worst case scenario: eternal gain! 7. The Father will take care of you Look at the sparrows Safety is not in your surroundings 8. Confess Him publicly 9. Love Him supremely 10. In taking the ultimate risk you will find the ultimate reward Pick up your cross Matthew 13:44