References: Philippians 2We live in a world that is preoccupied with personality, and the influence of high-profile celebrities has a significant impact on the way people think and live. In contrast to this cult of human personality, the Bible is filled with examples of how God delights in using ordinary people in extraordinary ways. These studies recount the lives of biblical characters that were used by God much like a clay pot in the hands of its maker. Some will be familiar and others will be new-found friends. Through them we'll discover the characteristics which mark useful people and see the potential of an "ordinary" person who is taken up and used by God for His eternal purposes — like a jar of clay.
Everything we think, say, and do reflects our worldview. Whether we realize it or not, basic beliefs about God, humanity, history, and the future inevitably shape how we live.
Philip Ryken, prolific author and president of Wheaton College, explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society. Based on the notion that ideas have consequences, this accessible resource will help you see life’s “big picture” by equipping you with a well-reasoned framework of Christian beliefs and convictions.