Being a Christian doesn't mean you must be judgmental of others or yourself. We can strive to have a compassionate theology! Here's a few examples of what I mean:
The purpose of this series of six Bible studies is to explore the thematic reasons I find the Seventh-day Adventist understanding of Jesus and His mission for the church to be the most compelling option available to myself as a thinking and passionate Christian today.
Silent Scribbles - ACT: Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Bananas, Nuts and Living Art -- ACT: Being Story-Centred
The Tension of Being Seventh-day Adventist -- ACT: Adventist Identity
of Pizza and Apples -- ACT: The Bible
Kingdom Worldview -- ACT: God's People
The Living Word -- ACT: Growing in Christ
Aisle Seven -- ACT : Sabbath
Two Dolls -- ACT: Creation
He is Risen! -- ACT: Holy Days
28 Stories - ACT: Adventist Fundamentals
In 2009, my eldest son Cyrus wanted to study for Baptism. Unsatisfied with the deterministic style of the various studies available, I wrote this series of Biblical story-based and experiential discussion-driven studies. I've now used them to prepare all three of my children for Baptism.
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Each of the 28 studies in this journal follows the pattern of:
Bible Story – Rewritten to connect you to the Biblical character and to direct your thoughts toward a particular aspect of the doctrine in consideration.
My Reflection – Finding yourself in the Biblical narrative.
My Story – Finding the principles of the Biblical narrative in your experience.
My Assurance – Strengthening your faith by encouraging your heart.
My Commitment – Challenging your faith by considering what you can become.
My Outlook – Expanding your horizon of your God, your world or yourself.
My Response – Acknowledging the doctrine and considering it’s importance.
Each of these sections is to be savored slowly. Read the story in the morning. Think on a question or two at various points during the day - morning break, lunch, sitting on random park benches. If you like journalling, write lengthy responses. Immerse yourself in your faith journey. You’ll be glad you did!
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SET 1: 1-8 --- Finding Faith (8)
Setting the Stage
SET 2: 9-16 --- Keeping Faith (8)
Choosing your Destiny
- The Lord’s Supper -- On Holy Ground
SET 3: 17-22 --- Deepening in Faith (6)
The Second Coming of Christ -- Granting Forgiveness
God's Fantastic Story
God's Fantastic Story
SET 4: 23-28 --- Finishing in Faith (6)