We are what He has made us

Speaker(s): Paul Spilsbury
Date: Spring 2017
Length: 20m
Product ID: RGDL4701M

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It is ultimately God who is the great poet, writing the story of humanity one verse at a time, in the lives of ordinary men and women. And while it encompasses the entire universe, it is made up of individual characters and their life stories--the life stories of each one of us.

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In this sermon from Summer 2017, Paul Spilsbury reflects on the riches of Ephesians 2.1-10. What does it mean for followers of Christ to understand themselves as God's handiwork? And how does this understanding help us find our place in the world, and in God's great epic?

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Paul Spilsbury Dr. Spilsbury, who holds a PhD in early Christian and Jewish history and literature from the University of Cambridge, is a graduate of Regent College (Master of Christian Studies, 1990). After completing his doctoral work, Dr. Spilsbury joined the faculty of Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he became Professor of New Testament, and was an integral part of the early formation and development of Ambrose University in Calgary. He joined the Regent College faculty in August 2015 as Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament.nnDr. Spilsbury's teaching and research interests include New Testament studies, the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, and Christian thinkers from the first few Christian centuries. He has authored two books, The Image of the Jew in Flavius Josephus' Paraphrase of the Bible (Mohr Siebeck, 1998), and The Throne, the Lamb and the Dragon: A Reader's Guide to the Book of Revelation (InterVarsity, 2002). He is co-author of Judean Antiquities 8-10: Translation and Commentary (Brill, 2005); has published numerous book chapters, articles, and reviews; and has travelled extensively throughout the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries associated with the ancient church. He is also a frequent speaker at churches, retreats, and conferences.nnPaul Spilsbury is married to Bronwynu2014a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Allianceu2014and they have two sons, Elliot and Oliver.

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