Why Am I Here? - The Four Great Questions of Life: Dallas Willard- Renovaré 2 - (Part 3 of 3)
Updated: Mar 5
Video from Dallas Willard Ministries
"Dallas encourages us to carry the richness of kingdom living beyond religious settings into every area of life. This is Renovaré 3 - Part 3." from video introduction.
"God invites us into the richness of His life, but we must engage our will in all of life. The will has to work together with all the dimensions of the human being to bring people into "routine easy obedience to Christ." That's the range where healing, reaction and grace come together in transforming knowledge of God. ➢ Work is a major part of our transformation. Work is the creation of value. Take spiritual formation and discipleship out of the area of religion and put it into the area of discipleship for all of life. ➢ If our church is hitting on all cylinders, it is making disciples and training disciples to live in the kingdom of God which includes all of life. We surround them into the Trinitarian reality that has them in the Name (Mat. 28:19 …baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”). The Name is the reality. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Mat. 18:20 ➢ Then you teach them to do everything Jesus said. Mat. 28:20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Immersed in the Trinitarian community you in a position to see the goodness in everything Jesus said and to carry out the things he said. Do not try to teach them before they are in His name and presence. In His presence, you begin to see His teaching, not as rules, but as an invitation to live in the kingdom of God. ➢ It’s not uncommon to see leaders fall. We tend to focus on the failure. The problem is not the failure, but where the leader was living all along. They were not dwelling in the Trinitarian reality. Disconnected from the reality of God we become susceptible to temptation and begin to think we are missing out on something good. This is a major step in coming to grips with our fallen condition is to understand that you don't miss out on something good by refusing to do what you know to be wrong..." from notes The Richness of Life