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© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Session 2 Incarnate People
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Session 2 Incarnate People
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Community of Faith Looking at the shape and mission of the church –Biblical foundations –Forces shaping the church –Form and function –Call to God’s people Five sessions 1.What is church? 2.Incarnate people 3.Growing people 4.Kingdom people 5.Witnessing people
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Keys Key Point –The incarnation of God in Jesus was the pivotal epiphany between fall and redemption. God has chosen to be present in us as Christians and as Church – we are incarnate people, with a redemptive purpose. Key Skill –Understanding our redemptive purpose
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Today Jesus’ ideal church Incarnate People – Biblical perspective Incarnate People – People’s perspective Incarnate People – Contemporary perspective Redemptive church in a fallen world
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People What is it to be an ‘incarnate people’? “The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us” What ‘flesh’ does God wear today? How does God dwell amongst us today?
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Incarnate People Biblical Perspective Brainstorm New Testament passages: –about God’s presence in the fellowship and in individual believers –That suggest believers differ from from non- believers What is important to understand from these passages?
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Incarnate People People’s Perspective How did people react to Jesus in the New Testament? How do people react to Church or Christians or Jesus today? Why the difference? –Changes in culture –Changes in how we do ‘Church’ What are the implications for the Church today? “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Coffee Break
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Five Forces of Formation 1.Formation (biblical roots from which the church has developed) 2.Deformation (Consequences of political power, cultural pressures and internal struggles) 3.Reformation (The call back to biblical integrity) and 4.Transformation (The impact of the Holy Spirit) preparing it for: 5.Consummation (new heavens and a new earth) Read the notes on ‘A Contemporary Perspective’
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Incarnate People Contemporary Perspective What then should we do? How might we encourage our fellowship(s) to be more Spirit filled and Spirit led? Consider Paul’s instructions to: – “eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy” 1 Corinthians 14:1 –and to discern “the good works which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Redemptive church in a fallen world Brainstorm key issues in contemporary society Choose just one issue –As a church What would Jesus say? –As an individual What is my response?
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Reflection “Such a place this is ” by Simon Harrison
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Incarnate People Wrap Up Module reflection exercise Comments and Feedback For next time: Check out the notes for Session 3 Bring a Bible
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Growing People Session 3 Growing People.
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 What is Church? Session 1 What is Church?
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Kingdom People Session 4 Kingdom People.
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Witnessing People Session 5 Witnessing People.
© Diocese of Guildford 2011 The Bible - so what Session 5 The Bible – so what?
© Diocese of Guildford 2011 Your Journey Session 2 Your Journey.
© Diocese of Guildford 2011 Bible in Conflict Session 4 The Bible in Conflict.
© Diocese of Guildford 2011 Encountering God Session 3 Encountering God in the Bible.
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Sharing my Faith Session 5 Sharing my Faith.
© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Other Faiths Session 4 Other Faiths.
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© Diocese of Guildford 2011 Encountering Passover Session 2 Encountering Passover.
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© Diocese of Guildford 2012 Faith and Work Session 1 Faith and Work.
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© Diocese of Guildford 2011 My Journey Session 1 My Journey.
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© Diocese of Guildford 2011 Fruits of the Journey Session 4 Fruits of the Journey.
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Community Life 101 A five session course in biblical community through small groups What kind of small group experiences have you had? What was the best.
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© Diocese of Guildford 2011 God of the Journey Session 3 God of the Journey.
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Preparation for Mission A six month intensive training programme based in King’s Community Church, Southampton, UK.
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Chasing the Wind Ephesians 5:18. Which church holiday marks the actual birth of the church? A)Christmas B)Good Friday C)Easter D)Pentecost.
Different Measures Given to Christ Himself, The Apostles, Early Christians, and to Us.
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Lead With Your Gifts. Understanding Spiritual Gifts 1. The source of the gifts is the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:4) 2. All believers have one or more gifts.
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