Make Disciples. Week 11: Spiritual Gifts

make-disciplesThis evening, we will get together for Week 11 of 12 in our “Make Disciples.” series. Below you will find links to an overview of the full 12 weeks and for the eleventh area on the map, Experiencing God’s Power: Spiritual Gifts.

Overview

Make Disciples. Week 11

During the 12 weeks, we are addressing areas on a comprehensive discipleship map.  After discussing each area, we will try to establish Milestones that would provide evidence of personal spiritual growth – markers that we work toward. 

Central Streaming: The Purest Gospel

Paul’s Letter to the Romansapostle-paul

Martin Luther call this letter “the purest gospel.”  Romans begins with grace and takes us into “the obedience of faith.”

Romans 01.01-17.pdf

Romans 01.01-17.mp3

Central Reflections: Forging a Common Identity

Edmund Clowney 1917-2005.jpgWe are united to Christ; the living stones are joined to the cornerstone. In that way the church becomes the true house of God. Peter’s language is corporate. He thinks of the spiritual temple, not as the body of an individual believer, but as the body of believers, the company of those who are joined to Christ.

– Edmund Clowney (1917 – 2005)

1 Peter 2.1-12.pdf                 1 Peter 2.1-12.mp3

Central Reflections: The Big Picture

Prophet Daniel
Prompted by the prophecies of Jeremiah, Daniel turns to prayer.  The result is further prophetic insight.

Daniel 9.pdf       Daniel 9.mp3    

70 weeks handout.docx

Palmer St. Podcast: Necessary Reminders

Longfellow translated the words of a German poet (Friedrich von Logau) like this:

“Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience stands He waiting, with exactness grinds He all.” 

The point is that God’s judgment, though it may not come quickly by our standards, is certain and very exact.

Jude 05-19.mp3

Jude 05-19.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Fellow Workers for the Truth

We might imagine we have to be very special people to be used in some significant way by the Almighty. If we think so we are mistaken. In this very personal letter we know as 3 John, the elderly apostle reveals that it is a very simple thing to become a fellow worker for the truth.

3 John.mp3

3 John.pdf

(And by the way, at the end there is a song performed by two Amish sisters from Northern Indiana who have lately been attending Horizon Central while in Indianapolis.  That alone is worth a listen.)

Palmer St. Podcast: Blessed Assurance

For many people, when we claim that we have eternal life and we know it, it seems like the height of arrogance.  Further, we are all plagued by doubts at some level.  Despite all of this we should not lose heart.

1 John 5.13-21.mp3

1 John 5.13-21.pdf