The Sense of the Call: A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church, and the World

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 21.02.2006 - 315 Seiten
Why is it so hard to serve God these days? Church workers suffer from low morale, while Christians of all stripes struggle to find their way in a culture fixated on sexuality, violence, and wealth. In Keeping the Sabbath Wholly (1989) Marva Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, in The Sense of the Call, she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week.

A Sabbath way of life, Dawn asserts, consists of resting in the Kingdom's grace, ceasing by grace those attitudes and actions that hinder the Kingdom, feasting so as to radiate the grace-full splendor of the Kingdom, and embracing the Kingdom's gracious purposes. To this end Dawn teaches skills such as learning to rest in prayer, saying no to busyness, enjoying one's body as God's temple, and embracing the cost of living as a Christian disciple.

Both frank and compassionate, The Sense of the Call will guide Christian servants into a more restful, joy-full life of trust in God.

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Inhalt

Introduction
ix
The Courage to Be Gods Servant
1
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly as a Restful Manner of Life
33
The Intimate Conversation Prayer as Learning to Rest in Grace
72
Freedom to Say No And Therefore Yes Learning to Cease Our Busyness
121
The Principalities and Powers Learning to Cease Listening to the World
146
The Body Is a Temple Enjoying the Feast of Self
179
The Exhilaration of Community Learning to Feast as a Sabbath Congregation
206
Equipping the Saints Embracing the Communitys Mission
229
Joy in Our Weakness Embracing the Cost of Discipleship
250
Conducting the Symphony Embracing Our Role as Leaders in the Church and the World
278
For Further Reading
296
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Seite 114 - Prayer is the simplest form of speech That infant lips can try ; Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach The majesty on high.
Seite 39 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Seite 39 - The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
Seite 205 - May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.The one who calls you is faithful,and he will do this.
Seite 110 - Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Seite 135 - This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
Seite 222 - Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Über den Autor (2006)

Marva J. Dawn is a theologian, author, musician, andeducator with Christians Equipped for Ministry, Vancouver,Washington, and Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology atRegent College. A scholar with four masters degrees and aPh.D. in Christian Ethics and the Scriptures from theUniversity of Notre Dame, Dr. Dawn has spoken for clergyand worship conferences and seminaries throughout NorthAmerica and in Madagascar and in Eastern and WesternEurope. She has written many books, most of which arepublished by Eerdmans.

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