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Holistic Spirituality: Part 35—Stewardship & Purpose

This entry is part 35 of 36 in the series Holistic Spirituality

Ken Boa introduces the final section of this series: Stewardship and Purpose. Today, stewardship is even more vital and challenging because we have additional time (longevity), options, and resources than previous generations. Whether young or old, we should seek to live wisely and not squander our time or resources in self-centered living.

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Discerning God’s Will for Your Life

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The following article is based on a video transcript. Watch the full, three-part teaching series here. 

God’s Will as a Way of Life

“How can I discover God’s will for my life?”
“How can I be sure of God’s guidance in my decisions?”
“God, what do you want me to do?”

Practically all followers of Jesus have asked questions like these. 

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A Biblical View of Purpose, Part 2: Discerning God’s Calling

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Make sure you’ve read “A Biblical View of Purpose, Part 1” first.

It is never too late to begin wrestling with the reason for our earthly existence, since God, in his sovereignty, can use all of our previous experiences to prepare us for our true mission. Ask the Lord to give you a personal purpose statement and a passion to fulfill it.

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Evangelism in a Postmodern World, Part 1: The Significance of Evangelism

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This is part 1 in a three-part series.

About this series: Evangelism in our increasingly postmodern world is a complex and multifaceted endeavor, as members of churches and Christian outreach ministries strive to proclaim the message of salvation and newness of life in Christ in relevant and effective ways. Becoming familiar with reasons evangelism is significant, approaches to evangelism, and arenas in which it occurs can greatly enhance the effectiveness of outreach and evangelism ministries.

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A Biblical View of Purpose, Part 1: Knowing Where You’re Going

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These people may occasionally wonder, What will I leave behind? but few stop to consider a better question: What am I going to take with me?

Consider the pilot of a transoceanic jet, who announces to his passengers over the intercom: “I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we have a strong tail wind and are making great time.

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1 Peter Study, Part 13 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority II

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa continues his discussion of the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  Peter transitions from governing authorities to that of the work place.  There is no dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. We are called to do our work as to the Lord rather than for men.  As we look to Him as the Source and to Him for the outcome, we pursue a higher standard than we would otherwise.

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1 Peter Study, Part 8 (at Christ Church): Rewriting Your Broken Story

This entry is part 8 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

We all have broken stories and Peter wants us to understand that we can rewrite our story.  We can imbed our story in a greater narrative that begins and ends well.  When we are a part of God’s story our life matters.  When we keep an eternal perspective we understand that the adversity and afflictions of this life will only be brief and the glory will endure.

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