Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lent Talks 2015: Finding God in Ordinary Life

A series of evenings examining 6 key tools for finding God in everyday life. At St Edward's, Shaftesbury

Audio and slides of the talks are available below, and/or the Apple Keynotes for the talks can be downloaded from a GoogleDrive folder here


(1) Sanctifying Ordinary Life
7.30pm Thursday 19th February

God has entered ordinary life by becoming incarnate in Jesus. As a result every aspect of ordinary life can be a place where we can find Him and be something that is brought to Him
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here





(2) A 'Plan of Life'
7.30pm Thursday 26th February

Holiness does not happen by accident! This evening's session will examine how to develop "a plan of life" that is a specific and progressive strategy for adapting the tools used by the saints into something small and do-able enough for you to meet God in the hours of your day.
A table mapping out this 'plan of life' can be viewed here
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here





(3) Being 'sons in the Son'
7.30pm Thursday 5th March

The goal of the Christian life is to become adopted as a child of God, adopted in Christ as 'sons in the Son'. This doctrine underpins our whole identity as Christians and determines what we are seeking for in 'holiness'.
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here




(4) Order and 'the Heroic Minute'
7.30pm Thursday 12th March

Living a 'life in the Spirit' does not mean living a life of disorder! Tonight's session will examine how to identify the 'hinges' that enable us to put patterns of order and discipline into our lives -the order we need if we are to be free for Christ to enter in.
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here






(5) A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ
7.30pm Thursday 19th March

Do I relate to God in the impersonal remote manner characterized by Islam, Buddhism or the pre-Christian religions? Or do I know and love Him personally, "as a friend knows a friend"?
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here






(6) Self Denial and Mortification: the path to new life
7.30pm Friday 27th March, after 7pm Stations

Before entering into Holy Week, our final session will look at the place of self-denial and mortification. 'Mortification' means dying to ourselves that Christ might come to life in us.
A PDF of the talk slides can be viewed here



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