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Centre for Christian Living event. Part 1 was given by David Hohne and part 2 was given by Tony Payne Hohne looks at the west's obession with self, dating it right back to Rene de Carte. He looks at the life of Bonhoeffer, where this intersected with the obsession of self, and how the reality of God is different. He explores what happens when self meets Christ, the importance of having Christ at the centre, and what happens when Christ meets the self. Session is followed by questions and answers.


Windsor stresses that we must be nourished in the gospel from 1 Timothy 4:6-16. He shows that discipline is essential for godliness, and that teachers should be modelling this.


Jensen speaks on John 12:20-36. He looks at Jesus' response to the coming of the Greeks, as it reminds Jesus that his death is for the whole world, not just the Jews. Jensen expounds the passage, including Jesus; response to his death, including in his response to opposition and in prayer. He looks at what Jesus it means for Jesus to be glorified, that the glory of the Son is the death on the cross. Jensen looks at the good for which we are willing to sacrifice our lives for the fruit of obedience, and which can be used to serve Christ. Jensen looks at the temptation to live for self, and the way to address this is to live for Jesus, including being other-person centered. Originally delivered 1999-02-22


6 talks. Evening meditation 1 / Bernard Judd Evening meditation 2 / Bernard Judd Evening meditation 3 / Bernard Judd Evening meditation 4 / Bernard Judd Evening meditation 5 / Bernard Judd Evening meditation 6 / Bernard Judd, Lots of distortion. Sound is soft.


Manchester looks at ministry to believers, and is not restricted to our time at church. God's mercies impact our ministries. He challenges the audience to think rightly about ourselves, and that people mainly base this on primary school experiences where they are told we are fantastic and can be anything. Manchester explains that thinking of ourselves humbly will enable us to appreciate others. He explores the use of gifts, both those who are not/incorrectly using their gifts, especially speaking gifts and serving gifts. Manchester stresses what our motivation and attitude to service should be., Cassette label reads : "Ministry on its feet (Romans 12:3-13) Simon Manchester 1998 KEC tape 822


Hohne explores what happens when God's choice of Jesus Christ meets the alternative claims made by the chosing self. He explores theologians throughout history, especially the Nicean debates, as well as Biblical passages, especially in Colossians and Proverbs. Hohne uses Hagel to explore the choosing self in contrast to God's choice of Jesus Christ, where he is desiring to separate father from son, and thus father could not glorify the son. Hohne shows that Father and son are equally divine. Talk is followed by questions.


Thompson introduces the Annual Moore College Lectures for 2021 and the speaker David Hohne. Hohne explores what happens when God's choice of Jesus comes into contact with the choosing self. He examines what the choosing self is in the modern world. Hohne details the role of the Romantics in the development of the concept of 'self'. He then explores how this has developed in the 21st century in capitalism, social media and influencers. Hohne shows how Jesus is the exact opposite of the 'self', and is all throughout history by the Spirit, surrounding the self, forcing the self to submit to Christ. Talk is followed by questions.


Gillham explains the history of the Annual Moore College Lectures as introduction to the session. Hohne recaps earlier talks. He explores the point of envying the beloved son from the parable of the wicked tenants, and other passages. He details conflict in the temple between Jesus and the Jewish leaders. Hohne explores examples of divine choice from the Old Testament, including David, Moses, Joseph, Abel, in contrast to the envy of the choosing self. Hohne explores envying both God's favour and his proximity. Talk is followed by questions.


Chia looks at how God can save without compromising his holiness from Matthew 6:1-18. He shows that we face the same danger of focusing on ourselves instead of on Jesus. Chia argues that Jesus' greater mission was not only to defeat sin, but to re-assert God's glory in the world. He shows that we must die to self-glory.


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