(The) Shaping Factor
1506 - Counteracting Culture
Added: 31st December 2013
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In this lecture, Daniel Pel explores how in the days of Jeremiah the culture shaped the nation of Israel, stripping them of their identity. We learn how they then tried to restore their identity again by creating many self-proclaimed laws and rituals. Jesus and His teachings were a serious threat and collided with these unBiblical laws and rituals. Does His Gospel collide with today’s culture in a similar way? What is a shaping factor that truly changes us? Daniel Pel suggests that our world...

1507 - Lest We Hinder the Gospel of Christ
Added: 31st December 2013
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What does it mean to be shaped by God? How can this be achieved? First, we need to admit our sinful and wicked nature and realize we cannot change by ourselves. It is very clear from Scripture that inside of us there is no power to do good. Our heart does not need mere modification, it needs to be totally transformed, and this can only be delivered through Jesus Christ. The shaping work of Jesus goes beyond giving up on obviously bad traits or habits. If we could only truly realize what it me...

1508 -  Pel Agents of Reconciliation
Added: 31st December 2013
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When we place ourselves in the hands of the Potter, we become a new creation. Through the power of transformation in our lives, we exemplify the resurrection of Jesus and become His witnesses. God has a calling for each of us to be agents of His reconciliation and He will shape our circumstances to fulfill His mission. As it was with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, our eyes need to be fixed on the Promised Land and we always need to be prepared for God’s call. We can trust that He will orchestrate ...

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