Here is a sketch of a decision process I use from the Sermon on the Mount outline:

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Here is a sketch of the process I use from the Sermon on the Mount outline: VISION of BLESSEDNESS: in a given model, what would the desired outcome look like? What would be good about it? (Corresponds to MT 5:3-10) TREASURE/COST: Take the general idea of the vision: “Wouldn’t it be great if…” and add some detail. Here you list what would be gained (treasured to be obtained) and the likely costs of what it will take to get there. With this, try and evaluate what your bottom line is, …

Buddha and Christ Completeness

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Premise Christ and Buddha experienced some similar realities in the human situation. From these experiences, they each taught some overlapping concepts about life. When talking with a Buddhist, addressing these similarities can facilitate communicating the uniqueness of Jesus. This paper will explore the use of the temptations and teachings of Jesus (the Messiah) and of Siddhartha (the Buddha) as a means of providing a relatively concise context for sharing the Christian message with Buddhists. Of particular importance are the issues of suffering, desire, impermanence and completeness as magnified by an …

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3 Steps to being complete: {Warning} PERSECUTION for doing what is right is to be expected It is the price for entering the Kingdom ((this is from Matthew 5)) What you need to have happen: STEP 1: stop having contempt for people. STEP 2: clear up you character, get some integrity. STEP 3: Now you are capable of returning good when evil is done. (Mercy and Grace) You are able to be complete (TELOS) like God is. ((this is from Matthew 6)) How you can have it happen? STEP 1: …