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Notes from an Evening with John Eldredge

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Author John Eldredge was in town last night to speak as he tours the country promoting his latest book, Walking With God

Here are few notes from the evening……

John 10

1) The Offer – Life

  • Christianity is an offer that extends way beyond forgiveness.

2) The Setting – Danger

  • We live in a dangerous world…..a world at war.
  • A lot of Christians walk through life with a chosen ignorance of reality.

3) The Condition – Listen to my voice. Follow me. Stay close to me.

  • There is conversation intimacy available with God.
  • He is a speaking God.
  • It is His nature to communicate.
  • We are relational beings……..and we are created in the image of God.
  • The whole trajectory of scripture in 2 words……Come Closer.
  • A progression…..Clay & Potter -> Sheep & Shepherd -> Servant & Master -> John15: I no longer call you servants……..I have called you friends. -> His beloved. Bride.
  • Can you imagine any relationship without dialog?
  • The heart of God is actually jealous over you. He yearns for you.

How does he speak to me?

  • Through the scriptures (A sure foundation for your faith)
  • Through the counsel of Godly people
  • Through circumstances
  • He speaks anyway he wants to.
  • Most of our struggle is a struggle with interpretation.
  • There are other factors at work in a broken, fallen world at war.
  • You cannot cultivate a conversational intimacy with God without some place for quiet in your life.
  • Make yourself present.
  • Quiet. Present. Start with small questions.
  • Quite often the reason we don’t ask or don’t hear is because we don’t want to hear.
  • How does God raise a man to be a man? Mostly through hardship.

Written by Aaron

April 18, 2008 at 7:21 am

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