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1 THE CHRIST INSTITUTES Reclaiming a Consequential Christology Fostering Christ Awakening Movements

2 Before we begin Session I… Praise. Prelude. Passage. Prayer.

3 Prelude Every dimension of the supremacy of Christ, magnifies the grandeur of the love of Christ. Living under His reign, we abide inside His heart. Every facet of who He is – all we ’ re about to explore of who He is to us, for us, over us, before us, within us, through us and upon us – serves to enlarge our understanding of the profound truth of Scripture that says: “ GOD IS LOVE! ”

4 Passage Ephesians 3 – I pray that out of his glorious riches the Father may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know His love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

5 Prayer (in unison) Father – We give You these hours together. Awaken us as never before. Awaken us to the width, length, height and depth of the love of your Son. Awaken us to His love for You, and His love for us. Awaken us for Your sake. Awaken us for your praise. In this Institute, open our eyes. Let us see the wonders of the One who continues to pour out His love – to us, for us, over us, before us, within us, through us and upon us. We ’ re willing and ready. May the supremacy of Christ – displayed in the passion of Christ, be matched by our worship of Christ – displayed by our pursuit of Christ. Christ is all! AMEN

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7 THE CHRIST INSTITUTES Reclaiming a Consequential Christology Fostering Christ Awakening Movements

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22 “Supremacy Intimacy”

23 A top TCI goal: To experience greater intimacy with Christ by exploring the spectacular supremacy of Christ

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25 Philippians 3 I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]… [Amplified Bible]

26 A top TCI goal: To experience greater intimacy with Christ by exploring the spectacular supremacy of Christ

27 The Christ Institutes

28 TWO MAIN THEMES

29 The Christ Institutes Reclaiming a Consequential Christology

30 The Christ Institutes Reclaiming a Consequential Christology Fostering Christ Awakening Movements

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37 Session I: Introducing TCI

38 Session I -- Introducing TCI The Christ, the Crisis, and the Christ Awakening

39 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute :

40 The spectacular supremacy of the Christ

41 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church

42 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church The surging hope for a Christ Awakening

43 Heads up!

44 Heads up! This first “exhortation” is an extended session.

45 Heads up! But it will be worth your endurance! It lays the foundation for all the others.

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47 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church The surging hope for a Christ Awakening

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49 “People don’t know what they want until you show them.”

50 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

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54 “We need King Jesus Glasses ”

55 These glasses help us see more clearly in TWO directions: (1) See more clearly the spectacular supremacy Jesus

56 These glasses help us see more clearly in TWO directions: (1) See more clearly the spectacular supremacy Jesus (2) See more clearly all the rest of life through the reality of the spectacular supremacy of Jesus

57 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

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59 Karl Barth “Show me your Christology and I’ll tell you who you are.”

60 What you believe about GOD’S SON is the single most important thing anyone could ever know about YOU.

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66 “What do you think about the Son God has?”

67 If I gave you 3 minutes to talk to me about who Jesus Christ is, would you be able to fill all 3 minutes?

68 The topic of Jesus has the most books in the Library of Congress. Plus, there are 1500 new books added every year

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72 “Who do you say that I AM ?”

73 How many of us need to find ourselves some King Jesus Glasses ?

74 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

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77 Christ is supreme and reigning

78 Christ is supreme and reigning… right now!

79 Ephesians 4 Notice that the Scripture says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself.

80 Ephesians 4 Notice that the Scripture says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. …with His supremacy

81 Ephesians 4 Notice that the Scripture says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. …with His supremacy …with His sovereignty

82 Ephesians 4 Notice that the Scripture says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. …with His supremacy …with His sovereignty …with His majesty

83 Ephesians 4 Notice that the Scripture says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. …with His supremacy …with His sovereignty …with His majesty …with His activity

84 Why is Psalm 110 the most often quoted or referenced Old Testament passage by the New Testament writers – even quoted by Jesus to validate His claim of supremacy?

85 Psalm 110 The LORD says to my lord: “ Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “ Rule in the midst of your enemies !”

86 Christ is reigning NOW!

87 What He will be Lord of ultimately He is Lord of right now. Christ is reigning NOW!

88 What He will be Lord of ultimately He is Lord of right now. All the majesty He will ultimately display is the majesty that is His right now. Christ is reigning NOW!

89 What He will be Lord of ultimately He is Lord of right now. All the majesty He will ultimately display is the majesty that is His right now. All the promises He will one day fulfill are His inheritance right now. Christ is reigning NOW!

90 What He will be Lord of ultimately He is Lord of right now. All the majesty He will ultimately display is the majesty that is His right now. All the promises He will one day fulfill are His inheritance right now. All the purposes of God He will one day bring to consummation are summed up in Him right now. Christ is reigning NOW!

91 How many of us need to find ourselves some King Jesus Glasses ?

92 Colossians 1:18-20 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

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97 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

98 Why are so many Christian today not wearing their King Jesus Glasses?

99 What may be the most widely neglected doctrine in the Church today?

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101 The defining events of Jesus’ work for our salvation INCARNATION RIGHTEOUS LIFE MIRACLES TEACHINGS CRUCIFIXION RESURRECTION COMMISSION

102 The defining events of Jesus’ work for our salvation INCARNATION RIGHTEOUS LIFE MIRACLES TEACHINGS CRUCIFIXION RESURRECTION COMMISSION ASCENSION

103 Without the ASCENSION everything else would have been null and void!

104 We would have no hope unless at some point the Father had said something like this to Jesus :

105 “My dearly beloved Son. I am totally satisfied with all you have accomplished. It is sufficient for the salvation of the nations. Come now, sit at My right hand and reign over the universe as Your everlasting inheritance.”

106 This is why 500 times the NT calls Jesus ”The Christ” = “The Anointed One”

107 This is why 500 times the NT calls Him ”The Christ” = “The Anointed One” Jesus is the one person in the universe with whom the Father is totally pleased.

108 This is why 500 times the NT calls Him ”The Christ” = “The Anointed One” Therefore…God has anointed – appointed, lifted up, set apart, decreed – His Son to be in the position of highest honor, crowned with the ultimate authority to bring to fulfillment everything He has purposed and promised for all peoples on earth and all ages to come.

109 Consequently, right now God is moving everything, everywhere “Christ-ward”

110 Colossians 3 So, if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ — that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective. Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life — even though invisible to spectators — is with Christ in God. He is your life. (The Message)

111 Paul is calling us to put on our King Jesus Glasses!

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113 We need to look beyond the centrality of Christ… We need to fix our vision much more on the supremacy of Christ

114 The CENTRALITY of Christ expresses His right to be kept at the center of who we are, where we are headed, what we are doing and how we are blessed.

115 The SUPREMACY of Christ expresses so much more. It is all about His right to keep us at the center of who HE is, where HE is headed, what HE is doing, and how HE is blessed.

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127 “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”

128 “ God loves His Son and has a wonderful plan for Him, to sum up everything under His feet as Lord, things in Heaven and things on earth…. and He loves you and me enough to give us a place in it!

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132 “May all the Hindus in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Muslims in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Buddhist in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Jews in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

133 “May all the Hindus in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Muslims in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Buddhist in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “May all the Jews in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord.” “And…may all the CHRISTIANS in the world know that Jesus Christ is Lord!”

134 In other words, we need to pray that more and more Christians would discover and wear King Jesus Glasses

135 Or, pray that more of us would set up King Jesus CHAIRS!

136 We need to look beyond the centrality of Christ… We need to fix our vision much more on the supremacy of Christ

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141 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son!

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143 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us

144 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us

145 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us

146 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us BEFORE us

147 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us BEFORE us WITHIN us

148 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us BEFORE us WITHIN us THROUGH us

149 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us BEFORE us WITHIN us THROUGH us UPON us

150 The Seven Dimensions of the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son! TO us FOR us OVER us BEFORE us WITHIN us THROUGH us UPON us

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154 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church The surging hope for a Christ Awakening

155 What happens when too many Christians in any generation fail to wear their King Jesus Glasses?

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157 Consider this question: What might be the greatest crisis inside the Church today that would require, as our only hope, a Christ-awakening movement in our lives, our churches and our generation?

158 There are a lot of crises INSIDE our Churches

159 80% of congregations are stagnant or dying

160 40% of Christian men are addicted to pornography

161 80% of evangelical youth are leaving the Church

162 80% of pastors wrestle with melancholy

163 What may be the greatest crisis of all? What crisis may be at the root of most other crises we face Inside our churches and ministries?

164 The growing, sobering Crisis of Christology

165 80% of Christians fear intimacy with Christ

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167 James Edwards (George Fox University) “The Church has become uncertain of Jesus, even uncomfortable with Him. Church history is sadly replete with a tendency to forsake Christ. The Church has a long history of discomfort with Christ – maneuvering Christ to the margins of our churches.”

168 John R.W. Stott The Incomparable Christ The fact is that down the centuries of the Christian era hundreds of different Jesuses have been on offer in the world’s religious supermarkets…The church has displayed a remarkable ingenuity in adapting, shaping and presenting its own images of Christ.

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170 All through the Gospels He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn’t even notice. He came to his own people, but they didn’t want him.– John 1 (The Message)

171 All through the Gospels They were cutting him down: “He’s just a carpenter— Mary’s boy. We’ve known him since he was a kid…Who does he think he is?” They tripped over what little they knew about him and fell, sprawling. And they never got any further. Jesus told them, “A prophet has little honor in his hometown…” – Mark 6 (The Message)

172 All through the Gospels At this, the Jews started fighting among themselves: “How can this man serve up his flesh for a Meal?”... Many among his disciples heard this and said, “This is tough teaching, too tough to swallow.” After this a lot of his disciples left. They no longer wanted to be associated with him. – John 6 (The Message)

173 Acts 3 You handed him over to be killed.... You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.... “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders... Repent, then, and turn to God...”

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175 2 Corinthians 11 I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.

176 2 Corinthians 10 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

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178 Revelation 2 2 – You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this complaint against you. You have lost your first love. Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me… “first” = “supreme” (see Colossians 1:18)

179 Revelation 3 3 – Since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth...Look! I stand outside the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.

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182 Colossians 1 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels — everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.

183 He was supreme in the beginning and — leading the resurrection parade — he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he's there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe — people and things, animals and atoms — get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross. (The Message)

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189 From a prolific church planter on the West Coast: “The diminishing influence of the American Church on American society is not simply because fewer people are going to church, but rather fewer people are going to church because of the diminishing influence of CHRIST upon the Church itself.”

190 In the Evangelical church today we have created a pantheon of “Jesuses” – from which we pick the “Jesus” we need at any given moment.

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199 Simply Jesus Part of the difficulty is that Jesus was and is much, much more than people imagine. Not just people in general, but by practicing Christians, the churches themselves...The Jesus we might discover if we really looked! — is larger, more disturbing, more urgent than we — than the church! — had ever imagined.

200 Simply Jesus We have successfully managed to avoid the huge, world-shaking challenge of Jesus’ central claim and achievement. It is we, the churches, who have reduced the Kingdom of God to private piety, the victory of the cross to comfort for the conscience, and Easter itself to a happy, escapist ending after a sad, dark tale.

201 Simply Jesus We’re looking for a builder to construct the home we thought we wanted, but he is the architect, coming with a new plan that will give us everything we need, but within quite a new framework.”

202 Simply Jesus He is the king, all right, but he has come to redefine kingship itself around his own work, his own mission, his own fate…We want a “religious” leader, not a king! We want someone to save our souls, not rule our world! What we want is someone to implement the policies we already embrace…

203 Simply Jesus But if Christians don’t get Jesus right, what chance is there that other people will bother much with him…” Bishop N.T. Wright

204 The growing, sobering Crisis of Christology

205 Test it for yourself! Take a 3-week “Listening Tour”

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207 Test it for yourself! Take a 3-week “Listening Tour” 1) How often did you hear the name of Jesus mentioned at all as believers talked to one another?

208 Test it for yourself! Take a 3-week “Listening Tour” 1) How often did you hear the name of Jesus mentioned at all as believers talked to one another? 2) If so, did you ever hear one Christian share new insights they’ve uncovered about the greatness and glory of Jesus in order to encourage a fellow believer in their walk with Jesus?

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210 Romans 10 “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about the Christ.”

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212 From pastor/theologian John Piper “There is no standing still in the Christian life. Either we are advancing toward salvation, or we are drifting away to destruction. Drifting is mortal danger (Hebrews 2:1). If we do not point our people to the inexhaustible riches of Christ so as to stir them up to go forward into more of God, then we encourage drifting downstream where they will make shipwreck of their faith.” (1 Timothy 1:19)

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214 In today’s Church is Jesus truly perceived as our Monarch? Or, for all practical purposes has He become more like our Mascot?

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223 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

224 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church The surging hope for a Christ Awakening

225 So, what IS a Christ Awakening!

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237 So, how should we define a Christ Awakening?

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240 2 Corinthians 4:6 For the God who said “Let light shine out of darkness” has shown into our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face Of Christ.

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242 “You sparkled, You burned, You scattered my blindness. You cried, You shouted, You shattered my deafness. You shed forth Your fragrance and I drew in my breath. Now my soul pants for You alone.” Augustine

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253 Ephesians 5 Light makes everything clear. That is why it is said, “Wake up, sleeper. Rise from the dead. Then Christ will shine on you.”

254 Isaiah 60 Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. God's bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But God rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will come to your light, kings to your sunburst brightness. (The Message)

255 Romans 13 The hour has come for you to wake up from your sleep. Our full salvation is closer now than it was when we first believed in Christ…So let us get rid of the works of darkness. Let us put on the armor of light. Let us act as we should, like people living in the daytime… put on the Lord Jesus Christ as your clothing.

256 Revelation 3 These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! and strengthen what remains and is about to die…

257 Luke 9 Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory…

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267 Here’s my definition of a Christ Awakening

268 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit

269 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word

270 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to reintroduce God’s people

271 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to reintroduce God’s people to God’s Son

272 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to reintroduce God’s people to God’s Son for ALL He is

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275 “Kellogg’s Corn Flakes: Taste them again, for the first time!”

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277 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to reintroduce God’s people to God’s Son for ALL He is

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285 As we prayed through Ephesians – which is a portrait of the supremacy of God’s Son and a blueprint for the advance of His Kingdom – I experienced my own CHRIST AWAKENING!

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287 Christ Awakening When God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to re-introduce God’s people to God’s Son for ALL He is

288 A Christ Awakening helps us look beyond the centrality of Christ… It fixes our vision much more firmly on the supremacy of Christ

289 A Christ Awakening puts us and keeps us at the center of who HE is, where HE is headed, what HE is doing, and how HE is blessed.

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291 My view of the work of Christ was severely limited. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe the right truth. I simply didn’t understand how far-reaching and all-inclusive the work of Christ really was. When I discovered the universal and cosmic nature of the work of Christ, it was like being born again, again. I was given a key to a Christian way of viewing the whole world, a key that unlocked the door to a rich storehouse of spiritual treasures, treasures that I am still handling in sheer amazement. –Robert Webber, Majestic Tapestry

292 An from Vermont Hi, David! Just wanted to say thank you for your teachings at the recent CHRIST SUMMIT. Many times people leave an event like that and it becomes a thing of the past. But I bought CDs of your talks. I’m listening to them over and over. The LORD is still speaking to me through them. And I have a new found desire to become consumed with Jesus every day. It is amazing how waking up every morning I feel like I’m being “reborn”. This new focus on Christ has clearly changed my life. I have a burning excitement that I have never had before.

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309 Christians don’t know how much their hearts truly long for more of God’s Son – until you show them how much of His spectacular supremacy they have not yet seen.

310 THE CHRIST INSTITUTES Reclaiming a Consequential Christology Fostering Christ Awakening Movements

311 3 reasons to engage with The Christ Institute : The spectacular supremacy of the Christ The sobering Crisis inside the Church The surging hope for a Christ Awakening

312 Session 1 – Christ, Crisis, Christ Awakenings Session 2 – Awake to who Christ is TO us Session 3 – Awake to who Christ is FOR us Session 4 – Awake to who Christ is OVER us Session 5 – Awake to who Christ is BEFORE us Session 6 – Awake to who Christ is WITHIN us Session 7 – Awake to who Christ is THROUGH us Session 8 – Awake to who Christ is UPON us Session 9 – Responding to His Spectacular Supremacy The Christ Institutes

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322 Ephesians 3 …this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ (NIV) …enabled me to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of Christ. (Phillips) …the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available in Christ. (NLT)

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325 Before today, how would you have described the Person of Christ to someone who knew very little about Him? (You have 60 seconds!)

326 What might be one major change a “ Christ Awakening ” could bring to your church? Or to you personally? What precisely do you see happening?

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330 The Christ Institutes Reclaiming a Consequential Christology Fostering Christ Awakening Movements


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