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A Clash of Kingdoms - Study

Wednesday, February 28th


A Clash of Kingdoms---When we use the word “Gospel” as Christians, we know that we are referring to the Good News of Jesus.  It’s kind of a shorthand way of calling attention to Jesus’ message, his death and resurrection.  But the word “Gospel” was also used in New Testament times to refer to news about the Roman emperor---the gospel of Caesar.  So when Paul travelled throughout the Mediterranean to bring the Gospel of Jesus, people were sometimes confused about these 2 gospels.  There was often a clash of kingdoms, a clash of gospels.  Just as in Paul’s day, life today can become centered on power and pleasure and the world can believe that its message is the “good news.”  As Christians, we have the true “Good News” that goes infinitely beyond any earthly power or pleasure.  But how can we share THE Gospel in the midst of false gospels?

Come on Wednesday nights during Lent to find out.  Feb 14 is Ash Wednesday and we will begin the season of Lent with worship at 7pm.  On Wednesdays February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, we will hold our study of the Clash of Kingdoms at 6:45pm.  We will travel with Ray Vander Laan to discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods.  Can you live the message as Paul did while he encouraged the church in Philippi to consider itself a colony of heaven, not Rome?  Consider your citizenship and the message you convey to the world.  Which gospel does your life proclaim?  Experience the Bible in historical context as you walk in the DVD footsteps of the second missionary tour of the Apostle Paul in Greece -- in locations like Philippi, Thessalonica, and Delphi.  There is a signup sheet at the Welcome Center!

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