Curriculum

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.  Jesus Purifies Human Desires for Us (Matthew 3:13 4:11; Romans 8:1 - 4) and Why Is Jesus Good News? evangelism paradigm

3.  Career Discernment: A Christian Perspective Involving Passions and Desires

4.  Career Discernment: Case Studies for Cultivating a Passion for Social Justice

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, Part 1 (Luke 15:1 - 10)

2.  The Longing and Joy of God, Part 2 (Luke 15:11 - 32)

3.  The Tears and Anger of God (John 11:20 - 44)

4.  The Grieving of God (Ephesians 4:29 - 32)

5.  The Jealousy of God (Exodus 20:1 - 6)

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 7:1 - 13)

4.  Our Jealousy 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

 

Part Four:  Evangelism and Desire

1.  Evangelism Through the Lens of Desire: Find Your Heart's Desire? (and instructions)

2.  Desires, Beliefs, and How We Know Truth 

 

Appendices:  For More Information

Appendix A:  The Early Church on the Human Will

 

For more information, please see:

* Jesus and the Shaping of Our Desire

* The Question of Desires and the Christian Response: Jesus Reshapes Our Desires

* The Question of the Goodness of God and the Christian Response: The Trinity

* Does God Have Emotions?

   

 

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