Seedy Relief Living the Kingdom of God

Seedy Relief Living the Kingdom of God

John Hebenton's Podcast

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John explores what the Kingdom of God looked like for Jesus hearers, and Marks listeners.Last week we looked at Kingdom of God in terms of the trinity and the nature of the relationships within the Trinity. They are marked by mutuality, compassion, generosity, aroha, peace, love. But that invitation to live this way is hard when it come to people and issues we have strong feelings about. Introduce Parker Palmer – truth is found in the gapThe Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed – helpful but popping up in unexpected places. Today’s seed stories offer some hope and relief – the Kingdom of God is mostly about the work of God, not us. We are like the sower who carried on with life, unaware of what God is doing even with the little seed we are able to sow.With what might we compare the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is like a gorse bush, growing in unexpected places and sharp and pricklyIn light of that John asks where we might  need to let go of some of our certainty and find truth in the gap between our standpoint and the others?The notes for this sermon can be found here.
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John explores what the Kingdom of God looked like for Jesus hearers, and Marks listeners.Last week we looked at Kingdom of God in terms of the trinity and the nature of the relationships within the Trinity. They are marked by mutuality, compassion, generosity, aroha, peace, love. But that invitation to live this way is hard when it come to people and issues we have strong feelings about. Introduce Parker Palmer – truth is found in the gapThe Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed – helpful but popping up in unexpected places. Today’s seed stories offer some hope and relief – the Kingdom of God is mostly about the work of God, not us. We are like the sower who carried on with life, unaware of what God is doing even with the little seed we are able to sow.With what might we compare the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is like a gorse bush, growing in unexpected places and sharp and pricklyIn light of that John asks where we might  need to let go of some of our certainty and find truth in the gap between our standpoint and the others?The notes for this sermon can be found here.
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