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Stone #5: Where are we to follow Jesus? Centered and Sent

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Stone #5: Where are we to follow Jesus? Centered and Sent

As we live the first 4 Stones, our hearts and lives become “centered in Christ” rather than self.

We find that we are seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. As we seek first the Kingdom of God by living centered in Jesus, we are sent into the Kingdom of this world to live as ambassadors of God’s Kingdom. It is natural that Jesus followers would follow Jesus into the Kingdoms of the world, for those who are centered in Jesus have His heart for the world that God so loves.

Therefore we believe that the default posture of Jesus’ followers is one of sentness.

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Stone #4: With whom do we follow Jesus? The Family as Church and Church as Family

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Stone #4: With whom do we follow Jesus? The Family as Church and Church as Family

Our life in God’s Kingdom must be lived as family - not just individual.

God planned from eternity past to bring us into His Kingdom as much loved sons and daughters who together form His family. We are to live out the Kingdom Family reality first and foremost with our natural family. Our families are to function as “little churches” - Kingdom communities following Jesus’ way of life. But we have also become family with all who have entered the Kingdom of God through faith in Jesus. We are to live our Father’s Kingdom way of life with our brothers and sisters.

Therefore, the “Church” is to function as a larger family, rather than an assembly of individuals.

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