Kingdom Conflict

July 29, 2023   /   N. Keith Shepherd   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Kingdom Culture
Kingdom Conflict

I. Introduction

A. Conflict is .

Matthew 5:38-41 (NLT)  38“You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. 40If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. 41If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.”

II. Kingdom Conflict

Acts 1:4-8 (NLT)  4Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 6So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

A. God’s Kingdom does not through earthly systems of .

B. God’s Kingdom moves through the power of .

John 13:15 (NLT) “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.”

1. I need to .

Mark 10:45 (NLT) “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

2. I need to be a .

Acts 1:8 (NLT) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Romans 12:17-18 (NLT)  17Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

Ephesians 6:12 (NLT) For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Romans 12:20-21 (NLT) 20Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” 21Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

John 10:10 (NLT) ”The thief’s [the devil’s] purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”

John 10:11 (NLT)  “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”

III. Conclusion

 

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