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The Transforming Story Darrow Miller DNA. 2 We Have a Powerful Story It has the ability to:  transform individual lives,  lift communities out of poverty.

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1 The Transforming Story Darrow Miller DNA

2 2 We Have a Powerful Story It has the ability to:  transform individual lives,  lift communities out of poverty and  build nations

3 3 Building Nations  nations that are free and not enslaved  nations that are compassionate and not cruel  nations that are just and not corrupt

4 4 The Biblical Story 1.Where does our story begin? 2.Where does it end?

5 5 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation

6 God Speaks the Universe Into Existence Forming an intention – Conceiving - Father Forming an intention – Conceiving - Father Articulating an intention – Speaking - Son Articulating an intention – Speaking - Son Actualizing an intention – Willing – Holy Spirit Actualizing an intention – Willing – Holy Spirit 6

7 7 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation Chapter 2 – The Rebellion

8 8 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation Chapter 2 – The Rebellion Chapters 3-9 – The Mission

9 9 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation Chapter 2 – The Rebellion Chapters 3-9 – The Mission Chapter 10 – The Cross

10 10 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation Chapter 2 – The Rebellion Chapters 3-9 – The Mission Chapter 10 – The Cross Chapter 11 – The Task

11 11 The Biblical Narrative Illustration Chapter 1 – Creation Chapter 2 – The Rebellion Chapters 3-9 – The Mission Chapter 10 – The Cross Chapter 11 – The Task Chapter 12 – The Return of the King

12 12 We Have a Powerful Story What is the problem? What is the problem? We do not tell the whole story. We do not tell the whole story.

13 13 Small Group Discussion What are you hearing? What are you hearing? Where do you see this happening in your church, your country and in…? Where do you see this happening in your church, your country and in…? What are the implications of what we are talking about? What are the implications of what we are talking about?

14 14 The Nature of the Bible Breadth and Depth Depth The Grand Story* * The story of meaning: what is true, what is good, what is beautiful Breadth CREATION: In the Beginning CONSUMMATION: Christ’s Return REDEMPTION FALL Eternity Future Before the Beginning

15 The Nature of Time 15

16 16 The Worldview Story Ultimate Reality Man Animism Secularism Nature History Biblical Theism

17 17 Man is made in God’s Image A Living Soul, Heart and Mind

18 18 We are Made Like God Genesis 1:27 in his own image, in the image of God So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

19 19 NO ORDINARY CHILDREN! Every child has a name, a passion, a story, and a place in history. There are no ordinary children. Dr. Elizabeth Youmans, Chrysalis International

20 20 We Are Co-Creators With God Genesis 1:26 in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over over overover Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

21 Co-Creators with God Landfill Harmonic Landfill Harmonic ynrsrTKbI ynrsrTKbI 21

22 22 Created Male and Female Genesis 1:27 in the image of God male and female he created them So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

23 23 Naming the Animals Genesis 2:19 to the man to see what he would name them that was its name Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.

24 24 History is Going Somewhere Moving Toward the Kingdom of God

25 25 You Make History! Jeremiah 5:1 Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look around and consider, search through her squares. If you can find one who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.

26 26 God Uses Little People Ecclesiastes 9:14-16 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it.

27 27 God Uses Little People Ecclesiastes 9:14-16 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.

28 28 God Uses Little People Ecclesiastes 9:14-16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.

29 29 The Universe Is an Open System

30 30 Created by His Word Psalm 33:9 For He spoke, and it came to be; he commanded and it stood firm.

31 31 Mind Controls Matter By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Not the other way around) Hebrews 11:3

32 32 Application What part of the story are you not telling?  Breadth – Any of the “chapters” of our Biblical Story?  Depth – Any of the major topics covered? What part of the transforming story is your culture dying to hear?

33 The Transforming Story Trainer Name Ministry

34 34 The Transforming Story Review In 4 words, what is the breadth of the Biblical story? In 4 words, what is the breadth of the Biblical story? We have said that we are not telling the whole story; why? We have said that we are not telling the whole story; why? What does the Biblical story tell us about who man is, where history is going and what is the nature of the universe? What does the Biblical story tell us about who man is, where history is going and what is the nature of the universe?

35 Web Connections BLOG: Darrow Miller and Friends BLOG: Darrow Miller and Friends BLOG: Darrow Miller and Friends BLOG: Darrow Miller and Friends

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