2God - Good Gifts - Grace - Good Works Summer Camp '12 - Camp Silver Spur - Tuolumne, CA
34G What do you think of first? Ephesians 2:8-10 When you first hear 4G - you think speed - faster - more.
4Ephesians 2:8-10Here's the passage.8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast.10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
5A warning: Not for these talks....... This passage is theologically rich and exegetically difficult.This is not an easy passage to interpret - theologically.It is though - fairly easy to interpret - biblically or even practically.A warning:Not for these talks
6The Goal: realize that you are made for more The Idea is that you leave this place realizing that you were created for more. You deserve more. That you see your right place and that you understand that grace given to you and the grace that you give.The Goal:realize that you are made for more
7Here are my notes and the overview of the passage Here are my notes and the overview of the passage. Instead of recreating the visual, I thought I'd just show it to you.
23Hebrews 4:14-1614 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin.16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
26PoiemaYour story fits within the spectrum of all that life has to offer.- What is your story?- What is your comfort zone?- What happens when God allows things in life - outside of the comfort zone?- Do you question God? Ask Him why He's done this?- Or are you able to see God in it?- Are you able to see the divinity about that moment?
29Ephesians 2:8-10Here's the passage.8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast.10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
33Present ParticipleA completed action in the past - there is a time gap in between the actions
34Salvation.....as a past action - that means it's something that someone else has done.It is nothing that you've done, and nothing that you can do.
35Salvation - if you don't know what it is.... ...it's a gift of God, not of worksYou are a new creation - old things have passed away - all things have become NEW. 2 Corinthians 5:17When you receive Salvation, you are given a NEW story - poiema.
36Salvation - if you know what it is...... Are you living your new story? Are you doing the same thing that you were doing before salvation?Your new story (poiema) has to do with so much more than being "right." It has to do with being "righteous."
39Salvation - being right - focuses on everything that is wrong- concerned with all the right words- judgmental- it's superficial and on the surface- understands Grace (head)
40Salvation - being righteous - is the first thing that you should seek - Matthew 6:33- not judgmental and does not focus on what is wrong- owning the truth of who you are- it leads to a deep understanding of your story - poiema- understands Grace (in the heart)
42Salvation - Right or Righteous Do you have any questions about salvation? Most important question.- Would you like to experience the salvation that Jesus?Is your first response to judge? Then your focus is being right.Is your first response to love, to help, to walk along side, to care? Righteous!What does it look like to live our your salvation - from a superficial and surface perspective?What does it look like to seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness?
48Grace - others In humility, value others above yourself Give grace to others
49Grace - you It has to do with giving yourself grace. - own the truth about who you are.- when you own the truth of your story, it no longer has power over you.Give yourself grace
50Grace - questionsGrace is meant to be given. Who in your life - right now - needs grace from you? What needs to happen in order for you to give grace? Who has given you grace? What did that look like?When we understand our story, and we are living in righteousness - you can enter into someone else's poiema.
51The 4th GGood Works - the Holy Spirit brings our stories together