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Part One: 

Jesus and Your True Self

 

Introduction: Shame and Glory

 

1.

Your True Self and True Desires, from God's Perspective

(Romans 7:14 - 25)

 

2.

That Which is Hidden Will Be Revealed

(Luke 12:1 - 3)

 

3.

The Glory of Christ in Us

(Colossians 1:27)

 

4.

How Jesus Purifies Human Desires for Us

(Matthew 3:13 - 4:11; Romans 8:3 - 4) and

Why Is Jesus Good News?

evangelism paradigm

 

5.

How Our Choices Shape Our Desires

 

6.

Hell as Misshapen Desire: 

Hell as the Love of God (and ppts)

Part Two: 

Letting God's Emotions Shape Your Emotions

 

1.

The Longing and Joy of God for the Lost, Part 1

(Luke 15:1 - 10)

 

2.

The Longing and Joy of God for the Lost, Part 2

(Luke 15:11 - 32)

 

3.

The Tears and Anger of God for Humanity

(John 11:20 - 44)

 

4.

The Grieving of God

(Ephesians 4:29 - 32)

 

5.

The Jealousy of God

(Exodus 20:1 - 6; Deuteronomy 4:1 - 24)

 

6.

The Eagerness of God to Help Us

(Luke 11:1 - 13)

Part Three: 

Maturing Emotionally With God

 

1. 

Our Empathy

(Romans 12:15)

 

2

Our Anger

(Matthew 5:21 - 26; Ephesians 4:26 - 27)

 

3

Our Sorrow and Guilt vs. Shame

(2 Corinthians 7)

 

4.

Our Covetousness vs. Contentment

(Philippians 4:4 - 20)

 

5. 

Our Fear vs. Jesus' Love

(1 John 4:16 - 21; Luke 23:32 - 24:8)

 

6.

Our Joy in Service

(Luke 10:17 - 24)

 

7

Strengthening Your Truest Desires:

Developing a Spiritual Rhythm of Life

 

8.

Career Discernment:

A Christian Perspective Involving Passions and Desires

 

9.

Career Discernment:

Case Studies for Cultivating a Passion for Social Justice

Part Four: 

Evangelism and Desire

 

1.

Desires, Beliefs, and How We Know Truth  

 

2.

Evangelism Through the Lens of Desire:

Find Your Heart's Desire? (and instructions)   

Appendices:  For More Information

 

Appendix A:  Augustine on the Human Will

Related Resources

 

Jesus and the Shaping of Our Desire 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Wu, Does Paul Use Shame to Challenge or Correct the Corinthians?

(Patheos, Nov 8, 2017) very good observations about Paul's rhetoric reflecting his theological convictions

 

Jackson Wu, Is the Glory of God Intrinsic to Humanity? Rethinking Romans 3:23 (Patheos, Nov 15, 2017) very helpful introduction to defining "glory" not as a commodity that God hoards, but the presence and revealing of God