EChurch@Wartburg 10.12.2019 Scot McKnight:Everyday Sacrifice as Everyday Life

 

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O Lord, who hast mercy upon all,
take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me
the fire of thy Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore Thee,
a heart to delight in Thee,
to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ’s sake, Amen

– St. Ambrose of Milan (AD 339-397)

Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.

Ephesians 6:11-18 (NASB)

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Jude 24-25 (NASB)


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EChurch@Wartburg 10.12.2019 Scot McKnight:Everyday Sacrifice as Everyday Life — 7 Comments

  1. From McKnight’s delivery, at around 38 minutes & following:

    Faith is evidenced by lived relationship and not by information known; it’s love lived.

    With each new revelation of #ChurchToo, this becomes as plain as a pikestaff, highly apparent.

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  2. Thanks, Dee, for the McKnight lecture.

    That’s “vision-casting” that gets its vision from the right source!

    One trembles to think of the habitus that is becoming normative in the churches — perhaps illustrated by the comfy chairs in the background.

    Perhaps people like McKnight and Wright and others will be able to “turn the ship around”. I hope that they have trained numerous like-minded students.

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  3. What an awesome lecture. I am going to be looking up Scott McNight for more helpful looks at the scriptures I have so often seen misrepresented and misused. I would love to get the transcript of this, as I am a much better visual than audio learner.

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  4. TS00,

    McKnight’s book mentioned in the lecture, “Reading Romans Backwards”, is available now. I have started into it and it’s an eye-opener. For a sense of how badly we may have, for a very long time, been misreading Romans, this (recent, interacting with McKnight’s book) item at internet Monk may be of interest:

    https://internetmonk.com/archive/87427

    There are other posts in this series at IM.

    The idea that Paul wrote Romans to address a specific problem in a specific group of (house) churches is alien to us who have been brought up on the “Romans is Paul’s systematic theology” meme. I suspect that it’s a valid proposal and I kind of hope that it overturns what the Protestant movement has turned into.

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  5. Samuel Conner: The idea that Paul wrote Romans to address a specific problem in a specific group of (house) churches is alien to us who have been brought up on the “Romans is Paul’s systematic theology” meme. I suspect that it’s a valid proposal and I kind of hope that it overturns what the Protestant movement has turned into.

    It’s about time.
    Not just neo-cal outfits, but non-neocals could also profit from McKnight’s work.
    But ‘systematic theology’ is so ingrained in both religions, change and modification will not happen any time soon.

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