Lesson 6 – Elements of Biblical Call: Fitness pt 2- Experience

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2. The clear indications of an enlarged, balanced, and tested Christian experience

a. An explanation of the key words

1) The meaning of the term “Christian experience”

2) The meaning of the term “clear indications”

3) The meaning of the three descriptive words

enlarged

balanced

tested

Heb. 5:12-14

Robert S. Candlish, A Commentary on 1 John (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1993), pp. 128-129.

b. An identification of the major aspects of such Christian experience

1) A proven love for and devoted attachment to the person of Christ

Mk. 1:16-20
Mk. 3:14
Jn. 21:15ff
Acts 26:14-17
Gal. 1:15-16
2 Cor. 4:5
Phil. 3:10
Phil. 1:21
Rev. 2:4
1 Cor. 2:2
Col. 1:28

James S. Stewart, Preaching (London: The English Universities Press, 1955), pp. 54-55.

2) A personal and perceptive acquaintance with the fundamental workings of sin and grace in the soul

1 Jn. 1:3
Acts 4:20

C. J. Brown, “Ministerial Guilt,” in The Banner of Truth Magazine, vol. 2, no. 25 (London: Banner of Truth, March 1962), p. 6.

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