Flashcards in Test 1 Q4 Deck (51):
Who stated at the beginning of Chapter 3 “a man is but a product of his thoughts….what he thinks, he becomes.”
Who stated at the beginning of Chapter 4 “all men a caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny…… I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is the concept known as the “fabric of society” and explain how character and service function to support it.
Fabric of society is the interconnectedness of humanity. Like a piece of quilt fabric, the strength of the entire quilt (society) is dependent upon the strength of each individual piece (you and others developing character) and the strength of how those pieces are connected (you and others in acts of service).
What are the two characteristics of living in a “STUPOR” and what does this behavior have to do with our chapters on character and service?
Disobedient and obstinate. They prevent an individual from developing their character and being able to serve because they are in a “stupor” of self-centeredness
The foundation of how you will mature the start of every given day begins with how we address the _______ questions.
Our life is _______ when the principles we claim to believe for our lives equal the way we actually live our lives.
Our life is ______ when the principles we claim to believe for our lives does NOT equal the way we actually live our lives.
Explain why Professor Millard has the sequential order of Faith, Character, and Service as the three components of the Foundational Values section.
a. Faith – what you believe in regarding the three questions will serve as the foundation for the decisions you make throughout each day
b. Character – is what develops based upon the decisions you’ve made
c. Service – The kind of life that results from Faith and Character development – (a lifestyle of service is the result of choosing to live for God (faith) and develop the gifts He’s given you (character)
If the principles of our life do NOT equal the way we actually live our lives, what are our only two options to make them equal?
a. __ change our behavior__
b. __ change our principles__
Why does the author use driving as a metaphor for our character?
a. __ how we view our role on the road gives an example of how we are answering the self-centeredness questions__
The three Questions ?
1) how did I come into existence
2) why do I exist
3) where does my existence lead
How did I come into existence?
i. If we answer that there is a __ to our existence, we would subsequently want to live in __ with that __, resulting in __.
ii. If we answer that there isn’t a ___ to our existence, we would live however suited us, resulting in __.
Why do I exist?
i. If we answer that we were Created by God, we would seek after what our __. is within this existence and find ____ within that role.
ii. If we answer that we exist for ourselves or that there isn’t an overall meaning to our existence, our actions would lead us down a path of____
Where does my existence lead?
i. If we believe that we have an____ place in the universe, we live for __ and find our _____ in trying to continually mature.
ii. If we believe that this _____physical world__ is all that there is, than our life would seem to be totally _____ and live as though nothing really matters that much.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if people claim to have faith but have no deeds? Can such a faith save them?
a. James 2:14
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
a. Galatians 5:25
Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
a. 1 Samuel 15:22
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
a. Matthew 11:29
Which Biblical character was used in the text to illustrate how an individual’s principles (living for God) did NOT equal what was actually done in their life (following their own direction)?
What was the teaching contained in Jesus’ parable of the two sons, and how does it relate to our chapters on character and service?
You’re known by what you DO, not what you say
What is the teaching in James 1 about being stable vs. unstable person? The lesson is based upon the result of ….
a. Having faith without doubt allows you to hear from God resulting in stability.
b. Having doubt when you are trying to hear from God resulting in instability (described as double-minded)
Which Biblical character was used in the text to illustrate that God will NOT give up on us despite our actions?
Explain how the different aspects of service come together in the story of the Good Samaritan.
a. The significance of what question was asked to Jesus prompting the parable.
Wanted to know how to attain eternal life
The significance of who asked Jesus the original question prompting the parable.
A person who was an expert in the law of God and was focused upon doing “good” works
The concept of compassionate concern teaches us that service is ___-centered, rather than __-centered.
i. Who did not display this?
The priest and the Levite
Responsibility to service means that we do not seeing serving someone in need as ___.
This is the moral and ethical quality of people demonstrated in the actions taken in life consistent with the mind-set they establish in their lives.
Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern conduct.
Of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong.
This is an exertion of energy, power, or force to accomplish a desired end.
This is a group sharing common characteristics, interests, and heritage.
This is a matter that engages a person’s close attention, deep interest, or significant care.
This is being answerable or accountable for something or someone within our ability, power, or control to care for.
This is a linking relationship and association that joins, unites, and binds us to one another.
This is a feeling of appreciative, often deferential, regard and esteem.
This is the noblest form of love carried out in life’s relationships.
What are the five key concepts required in order to understand that our Life Calling is connected to the spirit of our community:
respect, community, concern, responsibility and action
What is the problem with the concept of “I’ll give people respect when they show me respect?
Who will go 1st?
Explain the concept of serving others in a manner that we “don’t rob them of their dignity”
We are to help others become self-sufficient by giving them an opportunity to learn valuable skills (train a man to fish) rather than dependent on a handout (give a man a fish)
Explain how creating independence in children by parents, teachers, mentors, etc. is an act of respect.
a. Proverbs 22:6 states “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it”
i. The “should” part of that is they are uniquely created by God to love God and love others. Finding that uniqueness and independently developing their relationship with God is the “Should’
When you see a need in society, God is revealing to you that you have a __ to fill that need.
What are some of the reasons you fail to act upon that need in society?
You don’t think you’re worthy; you think everyone sees it, therefore someone else will fill the need; you try to force your opinion on others
__ is the involuntary act of serving another person……
and it is carried out in our ____
___is the decided act of serving another person……
and it is carried out in our___
___ is the attitudinal act of serving another person…..
and it is carried out in our ____
Mutual Respect: When you __ and __ others…….
you are NOT ____ them.
Mutual Trust: When you ___ and ____ from others
you are NOT ___ them.