Recently, I (Jonny) purchased some new insurance (auto, home, life, the works) and as painful as the whole process was--literally, there were needles involved--at the end I had a little peace of mind. In case of something bad happening, I"m covered and ready to go!
Now, imagine if instead of paying for insurance to cover some particular eventualities like my house burning down, my insurance man had told me that instead of insurance, when I signed up with him my home could actually be relocated to a brand new community. A community where people baked pies for each other and took care of each other and where I'd be taken care of completely.
I think I'd take the second option.
Today we're talking to Ray Hollenbach on the podcast about what it means to be part of the Kingdom of God. As small church pastors, we can peddle a "fire-insurance" view of salvation, or we can invite people into the adventure of living as though God's Kingdom really has come down to earth. In his winsome manner, Ray outlines how our ministries and lives can be impacted by that truth and gives helpful advice for how to introduce others to that reality as well.
If you're looking for more content about how the Kingdom of God affects our lives, check out Scot McKnight's book "Kingdom Conspiracy" and listen toSeason 2, Episode 7 of the Theology on Mission Podcast with our friend David Fitch. To hear more Ray Hollenbach, we would encourage you to go back and listen to episode 195 where he gets a fuller introduction and don't forget to grab your copy of Ray's Christmas devotional for FREE!
We hope you have a great week living and loving in the Kingdom of God!
Jonny (and Jeff)
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