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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
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 12:01pm
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
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:56am
The Attractional Lifestyle Of The Kingdom 3
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,…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:33pm
The Attractional Lifestyle Of The Kingdom 2 - The Kingdom Is His Plan!
“The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.”~ H G Wells
The Kingdom has a particular lifestyle, one that does not necessarily match modern North American Christendom. It is a lifestyle that is…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:29pm
The Attractional Lifestyle Of The Kingdom 1
If you are involved in church/ministry leadership, I am sure you are aware of the reported condition of North American Christendom and the traditional church structure. While there may be a couple of organizations that claim growth, as a whole, Christendom or the traditional organized church is on a steady decline. In fact, there are those who are labeling our culture now as post-christian. Whatever you may think, I believe…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:26pm