There is a war going on all around us. No really. But it is probably not the one you are thinking of. And it is certainly not the one you are hearing about from the media. No! It is a war between two kingdoms - the world's kingdom under the control of the evil one, and the Kingdom of God ruled by the King of kings and Lord of lords. ALL the other battles in our culture and in our world are simply a symptom of this war.
"Come out of her My people..." — Revelation 18.4
The Church has been sung a lullaby by Satan, and we have fallen asleep in ways we don't even realize. We have embraced the ways of this world and it has weakened our witness. "Politics" - the socioeconomic, political system - has become the new religion of this world. And the Church has embraced this way of thinking without even knowing it.
It is time for the remnant to WAKE UP!
This is why CrossTrain Church is doubling down on training people to teach God's truth in the context of redemptive community.
We need to filter all we see through the lens of the Word, not the beliefs of this world!
If you don't believe me, just read this week’s readings to keep the conversation going and to help you discern what is happening in our world:
Sunday’s Teaching — Revelation 17.14–18.5
1 John 2.15–29
Sunday’s Teaching — 1 Kings 18.20–39, 19.1–9
Be sure you are getting the short In the Word Today devotional I write for each day's reading. The email gets sent out early each morning. The sign up form is on the bottom of the home page of our website. These not only share a little insight the Holy Spirit gave to me on how this reading connects to God's story, but they serve as a model of the READ - REFLECT - RESPOND format we want you to follow to make the most of our disciple making time. PLEASE USE THE REVIEW Discussion Question for every day that will help start conversation about that day's reading.
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