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Who Is My Neighbor Part 4
01/31/2007

Track 4 of 5 in the Who Is My Neighbor? series
Running time: 57 minutes, 25 seconds.


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Dr. Robert Douglas Speaker: Dr. Robert Douglas
Professor of Intercultural Studies at Lincoln Christian Seminary

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(HANDOUT PAGE 1)

Jesus--Our Model

Jesus lived among "Muslims"
Jesus meets people - initiative
Jesus meets people where they are
Jesus builds relations
Jesus controls the agenda
Jesus models what He says
Jesus tells stories
Jesus and timing
Jesus allows people time



(HANDOUT PAGE 2)

Jesus Lived Among Muslims

Absolute Monotheism
No Incarnation
Law-Oriented Religion
Tradition More Important than Scripture
Externals Emphasized
Strong Community Focus
Confidence in Correctness
Strong Sense of "In-Out"
Religion and Politics are One
Kingdom is Earthly
Past is Highly Valued
Claim Descent from Abraham
Claim Connection with the Prophets
Strongly Defined Male-Female Roles
Male Dominated Society
Honor--Core Value
No Sense of Divine Power



(HANDOUT PAGE 3)

PATIENCE--TIME TO PONDER
JESUS AND THE DISCIPLES
JOHN 1:41--
-- "WE HAVE FOUND THE MESSIAH"
-- GOOD WORDS!
-- WHAT MEANING?
MATTHEW 16:16--
-- "YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD."
-- GOOD WORDS!
-- WHAT MEANING?
EXPLAINED--MATTHEW 16:21
REJECTED--MATTHEW 16:22
MATTHEW 20:21--KINGDOM NOT UNDERSTOOD.
MATTHEW 28:17--SOME DOUBTED
ACTS 1:6--KINGDOM CONFUSION
ACTS 10



There was a 4th page to the handout, but it was not covered during this week's session.