#013: Unleashing a Prophetic Imagination (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

#013: Unleashing a Prophetic Imagination (Part 2 of 2) [PODCAST]

I had the distinct honor of speaking at InterVarsity’s National Asian American Staff Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Asian American InterVarsity Staff from all over the United States gathered together to be trained, refreshed, and challenged.

The topic for this conference was, “Unleashing a Prophetic Imagination”. We took about 4-5 days to unpack the book of Ephesians. It was a rich and convicting time in the God’s Word.

I was asked to give the opening keynote address on Ephesians 1. Today, you will listen to this last part of this talk. Go back and listen to the first art of this talk here.

Session #013

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Main Outline

Unleashing a Prophetic Imagination

Main Text: Ephesians 1

Talk Outline:

  1. The Beauty of Ephesians
    • It is the overture of His symphony of the Ages
    • It is the grand schematic of His Will 
    • It is manifesto of His Kingdom
  2. God the Father
    • God, the Father, wants to lavish His Spiritual Blessings on you
    • God , the Father, has a plan for you
    • Do you believe in God’s Plan for you?
    • Do you need to get right with the Father?
  3. God, the Son
    • God, the Son shows us that incarnation is important in our ministry – whether ethnic-specific or ethnic-general
    • God, the Son displays to us that God’s Plan will cost us, there will be suffering as we join God in His Mission
    • God, the Son reminds us that where there is suffering and death, there is sure to bring resurrection
  4. God, the Spirit
    • God, the Spirit wants to come to life on your campus, allow the Spirit of God to set His agenda, not merely ours
    • Strategy does not trump the Spirit, but Strategy comes to life because of the Spirit
    • Let us make the Spirit of God our brand!
  5. The Prayer of Paul
    • Open Your Eyes
    • God, the Father has a plan
    • God, the Son has revealed that plan
    • God, the Spirit has sealed this plan – the Kingdom wins!
    • Go forth and unleash a prophetic imagination!

Reflection Questions

  1. What does it look like for you to engage in suffering for the sake of those around you?
  2. What does it look like for you to rely on the Spirit of God as your reach those around you?

Resource Links

  1. Talk Notes
  2. InterVarsity Asian American Ministries

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Do you have any questions about this session? What do you think that God, the Father, has a plan for your life?