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Relationship With Jesus
The Key To Effective Ministry

Assignment 20

Applying the Ministry Work of Jesus

  1. Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Section 5 while answering the questions at the beginning of the Chapters.

  2. Memorize the following Scripture:

    1 Corinthians 12:7-11 "But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit. and to another the workings of powers, and to another prophecy, and to another the discerning of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills."

  3. Read Chapters 5 in Section 3 and Chapter 1 in Section 4 of Schaeffer's book The God Who Is There; and Chapter 2 in his book He Is There and He Is Not Silent and answer the following questions related:

    The God Who Is There: Section 3, Chapter 5

    1. What did you learn in in Section 3 Chapter 5 titled: "How do We Know It Is True?"?
    2. What is the Christian answer to manís dilemma?
    3. The negative theories of man concerning his nature are what?
    4. What is wrong with the first theory "That the impersonal plus time plus chance have produced a personal man"?
    5. What is wrong with the second theory, "That man is not personal, but dead; that he is in reality a machine, and therefore personality is an illusion"?
    6. What is wrong with the third theory, "That in the future man will find another reasonable answer"?
    7. What is wrong with the fourth theory, "That the scientific theory of relativity may in the future prove to be a sufficient answer for human life"?
    8. What does Schaeffer say Paul states in Romans Chapter 1?
    9. Schaeffer states that Ďrationalityí is parallel to form and freedom in art. Why is this true? 10. What example in Scripture of this does Schaeffer demonstrate?
    11. What ideas in your own belief system have been changed from what you learned in this chapter and how have they been changed?

    The God Who Is There: Section 4, Chapter 1

    1. What did you learn in in Section 4 Chapter 1 titled: "Finding the Point of Tension," in Francis A. Schaefferís book TGWIT?
    2. How does Schaeffer define "Communication"?
    3. What does Schaeffer mean by "Adequate Communication"?
    4. What steps does Schaeffer say we must take if We are to successfully communicate with another man?
    5. What are language barriers Schaeffer states we must over come?
    6. Schaeffer stated that the Second step of successful communication with man is understanding that each person must be dealt with as an individual with individual unique problems and needs. What does he say about this step?
    7.In Schaeffer's third step of successful communication with man he said because we are all made in Godís image we must keep in mind that all men are of great value, and thus our communication to him must be in genuine love. What does he mean by "in genuine love"?
    8. In the fourth step of successful communication with man Schaeffer that because we are all descendents of Adam, even though presently lost, we must remember that all men are one of our kind. What does he mean by this?
    9. In the fifth step of successful communication to man, Schaeffer states that we need to remember that Jesus came to save the whole man, not just the soul. What does he say about this?
    10. What does Schaeffer give as general principles to guide our communication with twentieth-century man?
    11. What does Schaeffer say about a non-Christianís presuppositions?
    12. Schaeffer tell us that non-Christian presuppositions do not fit into what God has made. The end result is that the non-Christian is in a place of Tension. What does Schaeffer say about this tension?
    13. What does Schaeffer say will condemn man in the day of judgment?
    14. Where is every man according to Schaeffer?
    15. What is our first consideration in apologetics for modern man?
    16. What ideas in your own belief system have been changed from what you learned in this chapter and how have they been changed?

    He Is There and He Is Not Silent: Chapter 2

    1. What did you learn from Chapter 2 titled: "The Moral Necessity"?
    2. What happens in the area of morals if we accept the position that the universe had an impersonal beginning?
    3. Even in our culture we have come to this today. Can you think of ways this is being presently manifested?
    4. What does the conept of a personal beginning make possible that an impersonal beginning does not?
    5. If we begin with a personal beginning and look at man as he now is, what are two possibilities of explaining the dilemma of manís cruelty?
    6. What is the Judeo-Christian position?
    7. What four things result from the Christian answer?
    8. What happens if we remove the account of the fall in Genesis?
    9. What ideas in your own belief system have been changed from what you learned in this chapter and how have they been changed?

  4. Read Watchman Nee's book The Latent Power of the Soul.

  5. Be prepared to go over answers to questions, recite Scripture and anything else mentioned above.

Assignment 21
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