Neighbors helping neighbors is a beautiful thing to see. It’s half of the greatest commandment:
Mark 12.29-31 ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
In other words, Love God and Other People. The ironic thing about this video is the use of these car mounted video cameras…I’ve read somewhere that it is common for citizens in some countries to install cameras on their dashboards so they have evidence of police brutality and corruption. They are used as protection, but these cameras have captured the power of love…
This is the second lesson in our study of Scot McKnight’s, “The King Jesus Gospel”. You can play the audio below by streaming it or download it to your computer. As of now I’m unable to upload the content to iTunes, so check back here for the coming weeks lessons. There is also a pdf file of some notes for you to download.
No Class Sunday Feb. 17th, we will continue on Feb. 24th by looking at the gospel in the Gospels. 9:00 am
Week 2 Notes
Lesson Audio for Week 2
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This is the first lesson in our study of Scot McKnight’s, “The King Jesus Gospel”. You can play the audio below by streaming it or download it to your computer. As of now I’m unable to upload the content to iTunes, so check back here for the coming weeks lessons. There is also a pdf file of some notes for you to download.
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Wyoming lawmakers are proposing a bill that would clarify language that schools have the right to teach the Bible in classrooms. I’m more or less fine with this, there are some legitmate concerns, mainly biased teachings.
However, what happens when a student decides to follow Jesus because of their Bible 101 class? There is going to be major freaking out among parents and people that are against religion and Christianity especially. This will happen even if the teacher is extremely unbiased and fair in their teaching of the text. This will happen because the Bible is self evangelizing. You could say the Gospel Gospels. The message contained within compels people to say yes to Jesus and his Kingdom. In part, that’s what its designed to do.
Now I’m fine with a class that teaches about the Bible and Christianity and I’d be fine with a class that teaches about Islam and the Koran. Our culture needs to be more literate in the major religions of the world. So much of our culture and politics are heaviy influenced by our core beliefs. We would have a far greater understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict if we knew and understood the history and teachings of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. But, how will our culture (parents, teachers, organizations) deal with the fact that students will convert to the religions they are learning about? What has happened in states or schools where religion is already taught more widely?