God exiled Israel for their idolatry and then used idolatry in Babylon to test them again. How might God use our sin to test us in future times?
BEING CHRIST IN A CHRISTLESS CULTURE
American Christianity must learn how to exist in a culture that is anti-Jesus. Our current model only works in “friendly territory” with benefits and no persecution.
FEAR OF THE LORD Wisdom literature commonly speaks about having a fear of the Lord. Christianity often waters this down and misses how it can shape our lives.
Christian wisdom is about applying God’s eternal truths to our everyday lives. Our goal should be to live a life that leaves a legacy that will last into eternity.
I. Leadership in a Time of Conflict
The greatest gift a leader can give others is making sense of our own stories.
II. Leadership in a Time of Sorrow
A Leader is always in the middle of their own sanctification.
III. Leadership in a Time of Division
True Leadership is expressed through Influence, not authority.
Possibly the best thing we can be teaching our churches today, is how to suffer. Three kinds of affliction you will face from other people if you align yourself with Christ:
GOD’S WILL OVER OUR LIVES
Christians understand that God’s ways are better than our ways. We are called to be faithful and obedient to Him, even when it is difficult or costly to us.