God's Reactions to Man's Defections - Part 2

by T. Austin-Sparks


Published by Witness and Testimony Publishers in 1956 from material given at a conference in August 1955. This two-part version from Emmanuel Church, Tulsa, OK.

Part Two
GOD'S METHODS AND MEANS OF RECOVERY

Chapter 1 - The Reinforcement of Spirituality
The Corner Boards of the Tabernacle - Paul's Letters to Timothy: A Critical Point - Christianity Wholly Spiritual - Spirituality must be Recovered or Reinforced - Spiritual Strength of Christianity at the Beginning - A Dispensational Crisis - Imminent Departure of Paul - Secession from Paul - Spiritual Decline

Chapter 2 - The Divine Reaction
Peril of Moral Laxity - Becoming Behaviour and Apparel in the House of God - Beginnings of Formalism, Institutionalism, Ecclesiasticism, in the Church - Responsible Men in the Church must be Spiritual Men - John's Writings: A Renewed Call to Spirituality - Timothy an Instrument of the Divine Reaction - Weakness and Dependence the Ground for Spirituality - Strength through Grace - All Functions to be Spiritual, not Natural or Official - Endurance only Possible through Spiritual Measure

Chapter 3 - The Divine Resource
Christians are Super-men in Christ

Chapter 4 - The Retrospective Feature
"Remember Jesus Christ" - Christ the Embodiment of Godliness - Incorruptible Life in Christ - The Counter to Corruption - Christ's Knowledge Spiritual, not Academic - Christ's Influence Spiritual, Not Psychic

Chapter 5 - The Spiritual Basis of the Christian Life
Back to the Beginnings - The Gospel of Spirituality - A New Entity - Natural versus Spiritual - The Sovereignty of the Spirit - A New Faculty - The Significance of Pentecost

Chapter 6 - The Testimony Of Jesus
What is the Church? - The Church a Spiritual People - For what does the Church Exist? - The Living Presence of Jesus - Expressing the Nature of Christ - The Holy Spirit Governing from Heaven

Chapter 7 - The Responsibility of The Christian
The Christian as Trustee - The Christian as Warrior - (a) On Active Service - (b) With Undivided Interests - (c) Alongside of Others - The Christian as Athlete - The Christian as Craftsman




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