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The Lie of Two Kingdoms

American Christians have been encouraged to think they must divide their allegiance between to kingdoms. That, as citizens of God’s Kingdom, it is still permissible [expected even] to play by the rules of an earthly kingdom when it comes to life within it.

In this sermon, Greg Boyd speaks of how Scripture has been twisted by the majority of American minded Christians. This is not a truth that I have come to accept easily as it goes against much of what I have been taught to believe about being an American citizen. I was taught contra this sermon at home, church, and school. However, I am convinced by what I find in Scripture that what Greg Boyd is attempting to teach Woodland Hills Church is biblical and should be the mindset of every follower of Jesus.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Christian Life, Church

 

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Love Is Hard

I have a confession, my wife and I are Netflix junkies. Oh, yeah! We Neflix! It’s an epidemic. It’s a word.  One of the shows we have recently gotten hooked on is Once Upon A Time. One of the episodes Snow and her daughter, Emma, are discussing the choice of letting the Evil Queen die while saving the rest of the town or attempting to save the Evil Queen (who has repeatedly and ruthlessly committed murder, and manipulated, lied to, and tortured everyone without exception) along with the town while running the high risk of failing and everyone dying. Emma reminded Snow of how Snow had killed Korah (The mother of the Evil Queen) in order to save those she loved. Snow’s repent-full and loving reply was that at that time she had done wrong, for she had chosen to do what was easy, not what was right. She admitted that there were other paths to take but she chose to take the easy path and take a life in order to spare a life(s) instead of one of the more difficult paths that would spare the life of her enemy and the ones she loved. In this scene, Snow displayed a pure heart that was filled with nothing but love. And my mind immediately ran to the teaching of Jesus we have recorded in Matthew 5:43-48 Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Christian Life, Jesus Christ

 

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Are you weak?

I was working out and listening to “Gravity” a music album by Lecrae. The song “Violence” was playing and I was into the rhythm, curling the barbel in time with the song when these lyrics that I had heard countless times before stood out to me: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Christian Life, Jesus Christ

 

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