Seated With Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison
: As Christians find themselves trapped in the rhetoric of platform, influence, retweets, and fame, they need a ladder out of the fray. Many of us live in a prison of self-absorption. Shackled with pride and despair,...
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As Christians find themselves trapped in the rhetoric of platform, influence, retweets, and fame, they need a ladder out of the fray.
Many of us live in a prison of self-absorption. Shackled with pride and despair, we compare ourselves to others constantly in our frantic, unending pursuit of perfection.
Seated with Christ gets to the root of this behavior and charts a path to freedom.
Scripture says that God's beloved are seated with Christ in the heavens (Eph. 2:6), treasured by Him and given a place at His table. Professor Heather Holleman unveils what this means for us.
It means we walk out on the fight for acceptance. We quit measuring ourselves to others.We leap free from cycles of shame.
Securely-seated people can ask themselves hard questions about their lives; they can deal with sin, grieve their losses, and move forward in hope. From a position of security and self-forgetfulness they can joyfully do the good works prepared for them uniquely. They can even celebrate the successes of others.
Seated with Christ is a deeply personal, liberating look at a glorious truth: that we have a place at God's eternal table.
- :<div><p>foreword</p><p>part One: <b>take Your Seat</b><br>1. Something Missing<br>2.&#160;a Single Verb<br>3.&#160;where You Never Sat<br>4.&#160;imagine The Round Table</p><p>part Two: <b>seated And Set Free<br></b>5.&#160;from Appearance To Adoration<br>6.&#160;from Affluence To Access<br>7.&#160;from Achievement To Abiding</p><p>part Three: <b>seated And Surrendered<br></b>8.&#160;four Hard But Great Questions</p><p>part Four: <b>seated And Sent<br></b>9. Available Living<br>10. Seated And Sent<br>11.&#160;moment By Moment</p><p>notes</p><p>acknowledgments</p></div>