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“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein
"Change is a challenge. Many want change until it is required of them!" - Me
Jesus' greatest challenge was the religious status quo of his day. His inaugural message declared the Kingdom and addressed…Continue
The Attractional Lifestyle Of The Kingdom 5
A foundational truth of the Kingdom lifestyle: it is to be a blessed life. Jesus reveals to us that this lifestyle answers the longing of the heart of man: to be blessed, happy and content. In the first nine verses of the Sermon On The Mount, The Beatitudes, Jesus presents a spiritual mindset that is counter to that of natural mankind and the world. The blessed lifestyle of the Kingdom is a product of His nature or character…Continue
The Attractional Lifestyle Of The Kingdom #4
In the last Kingdom Note, we defined what makes up a unique culture. We also demonstrated that the culture of the Kingdom was based on a changed mentality, mastery and morality.
SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Lets begin to look at the spiritual beliefs that result in the values and actions of the Kingdom culture.
The intro to the sermon on…Continue
In the previous note we demonstrated that the Kingdom is God's plan. Beginning with Adam, through Israel, Jesus and now the church: He is revealing his domain or rule. As citizens of His kingdom, we are to live a lifestyle that is attractive to those around us.
Jesus first message was to "Repent for the Kingdom of heaven was at hand" (Mt 4:17). The word repent is an interesting one. For many in Christendom, its meaning entails an emotional response to a convicting sermon.…Continue