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Food for thought: The Good News

From Scot McKnight's Kingdom Gospel series at Jesus Creed:
If the kingdom is the solution, what was the problem? The community of God gone awry. What is the solution? A community standing on its feet, heart transformed, eyes and ears open, and a willingness to live as one.

Let's return to the gospel that deconstructs the church and offer its alternative:

God loves you and everyone else and has a plan for us: the kingdom community.

But you and everyone else have a sin problem that separates you and everyone else from God, from yourselves, from one another, and from the good world God made for you.

The good news is that Jesus lived for you, died for you, was raised for you, and sent the Spirit for you - so you all can live as the beloved community.

If you enter into Jesus' story, by repentance and faith, you can be reconnected to God, to yourself, to others, and to this world.

Those who are reconnected like this will live now as God's community and will find themselves eternally in union with God and communion with others. Those who preach this gospel will not deconstruct the church. Instead, they will participate in what God is doing: constructing the kingdom community even now.
Read the entire series:

Kingdom Gospel 1
Kingdom Gospel 2
Kingdom Gospel 3
Kingdom Gospel 4
Kingdom Gospel 5
Kingdom Gospel 6
Kingdom Gospel 7

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