Portrait (Framing Life's Narrative)

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  • 1. Portrait: framing lifes narrative

2. Portrait: framing lifes narrative 3. Micro-Story Profession Pain PleasureIndividualPassion Relation-Faith ships 4. My Story 1972 1978 1989 19972001 2007 2009 2003 19901999200019921984 19912008 5. Macro-StoryGod PeopleofGod Individual 6. Acts 17:26-28 Fromonemanhemadeeverynationofmen,thatthey shouldinhabitthewholeearth;andhedeterminedthetimes setforthemandtheexactplaceswheretheyshouldlive.Goddidthissothatmenwouldseekhimandperhapsreach outforhimandAindhim,thoughheisnotfarfromeachone ofus.'Forinhimweliveandmoveand haveourbeing.'Assomeofyour ownpoetshavesaid,'Wearehis offspring.' 7. Time/Space/Purpose 8. Ephesians 2:10 ForweareGod'sworkmanship,createdinChristJesustodogoodworks,whichGodpreparedinadvanceforustodo. 9. Romans 8:28 AndweknowthatinallthingsGodworksforthegoodofthose wholovehim,whohavebeencalled accordingtohispurpose. 10. 1 Peter 4:12-19 Dearfriends,donotbesurprisedatthepainfultrialyouare suffering,asthoughsomethingstrangewerehappeningtoyou.ButrejoicethatyouparticipateinthesufferingsofChrist, sothatyoumaybeoverjoyedwhenhisgloryisrevealed.IfyouareinsultedbecauseofthenameofChrist,youareblessed,fortheSpiritofgloryandofGodrestsonyou.Ifyousuffer,itshouldnotbeasamurdererorthieforanyotherkindofcriminal,orevenasameddler.However, ifyousufferasaChristian,donotbeashamed,butpraiseGodthatyoubearthatname. 11. Portrait: framing lifes narrative