The Truth Project – Week 8 | Unio Mystica – Am I Alone

Pastor John BartzNews

Versus for Reference:

  • Colossians 1:27
  • John 15:5
  • John 14:16-17
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
  • John 17:20-23
  • Numbers 15
  • Deuteronomy 22
  • Matthew 23
  • Matthew 6
  • Psalms 42:1-2

 

Questions for Reflection:

  1. How would you define Christianity? What definition does Dr. Tackett propose during the course of this lesson? Why does he see this definition as being central importance to our understanding of the Gospel and our overall grasp of truth?
  2. what do we mean when we speak of our union with God as a mystery? Why is it so important to affirm and embrace the mysterious aspects of this reality rather than trying to reduce it to a simple statement of fact?
  3. Contemplate, for a moment, the reality of God dwelling within us. How deeply do we believe this to be real? Does our life and thinking characterize this profound reality?
  4. What insight into the heart of man can we glean from King Saul’s reaction to the women’s celebration of David’s victory over Goliath? From the Pharisees and their “long tassels” and “wide phyla coteries”? How can this insight help us fight the pathologies that confront us in all of the various social spheres?
  5. How should this discussion of the Unio Mystica impact our attitude toward that relationship and the price that was paid to make it available to us? How do we enter into deep and intimate relationship with the infinite-personal God?