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1  What on earth have you been banging on about in your sermons?  Three groups of Questions:

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5 1. Follow the teaching of Jesus 2. Follow the teaching of the New Testament 3. Follow the example of Jesus 4. Follow Jesus 5. None of the above.

6  Task: To lead ‘an open, ongoing search for understanding of what it means to be individuals, and a community, of faith today.’

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9  Isn’t it more important to do things than talk about things?  Isn’t theology a load of ?  Mark, Luke, Matthew, John, James,Paul, Peter,,

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11  Incarnation (Christ being with us in creation) Anglicanism from 1750) Response to the Enlightenment  Crucifixion (Puritanism, Pietism and European evangelicalism from Reformation onwards. Also Roman Catholicism in different periods.)Response to Medieval Platonism  Resurrection (From : PT. Forsyth and Charles Finney etc.) Response to Modernism

12  Ascension Theology: Response to Post modernism  Challenges:  How do know definitely anything is ‘true’?  What is the teaching of New Testament?  Which example of Jesus?  Biblical Response: All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely... (promise delivered through in Ascension)

13  Worship  What is worship?

14  Worship is not something we ‘do’ (Ego).  The Ascended Christ worships the Father.  We are invited to be caught up in the Sons communication with the Father (Perichoresis)  The ascension, through worship, is preparing us to enter God’s inner life.

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18  Humanity is good even if fallen  But will be even better because of Ascension  BALANCE

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