Christian Worldview & Education. FSC 501 February 2011. God is eternally a Creator!. Our Calling. What is our calling? It is to be a divine image-bearer in the midst of creation. . Our Calling. What is our calling? It is to be a divine image-bearer in the midst of creation.
Today I am giving you a choice between a blessing and a curse—a blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord our God; but a curse if you disobey and turn away…
Deut. 11: 26-28 (Today’s English Version)
…the placing of the gospel in the total context of a culture at a particular moment, a moment that is shaped by the past and looks to the future.
Source: Lesslie Newbigin
Foolishness to the Greeks
Eerdmans, 1986, p.2.
The Christian has an absolute responsibility to choose the relatively better. R. Niebuhr
…toward greater biblical faithfulness
1. Recovery of nerve in the Church as a whole.
2. Equipping of Christians to bring their secular employments under obedience to Christ.
3.The local congregation—more than just leaders—of believing Christians nurtured in courage that will enable them to challenge our culture with the gospel.
Eschatology is not a projection into the distant future; it bursts forth into our present existence, and structures life today in the light of the last days.
Source: G.C. Berkouwer
The Return of Christ
Eerdmans, 1972, p. 19.THE END & NOW
Stick Your Toe into the Water
“It’s time to walk into the water!”
Get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. Joshua 1:2b
Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’ Joshua 3 See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Joshua 3:11
The biblical story begins with the creation of all things and ends with the renewal of all things as originally intended by God.Source: David Lawrence, Heaven: it’s not the end of the world, Scripture Union Press, 1995.
God begins. And God begins again.
HIS STORY ENDS HIS WAY!!