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Well, I’ve never looked at the Gospel THAT way before…

I’m not saying this is the best way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I’m not saying this is a complete way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I’m not even saying this is an accurate way to view the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

All I’m saying is that it has been really interested to think about things along these lines instead of the one I was given growing up.

These concepts have caused me to dwell deeply on the work that Jesus did, what it accomplished and how it is applied into our lives… my life.

The fruit in my life has been: searching scripture, inquisitive prayer, good conversations with trusted friends and consistent peace, knowing that God is not far away.

Feel free to disagree. I probably will disagree with myself at some point in the future. For now, it’s helpful, but it’s not the end of the process.

I have a lot to learn.

I’d love to hear other perspectives.

Be nice in Facebook threads and blog comments.

 

IMG_0746This is not the Gospel presentation you heard at youth camp growing up! Wait for it….
KOD= Kingdom of Darkness
KOH= Kingdom of Heaven

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John 14:23 – Eph 3:17 – Rev 21:3

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All?! Is that in Bible? HERESY!!!

“Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.”

-Romans 5:18

Hmmm… Alright, I’ll keep reading… but, for the record, I’m suspicious!

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Matt 6:10

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I’d like to point out that I’m not saying that all people will go to heaven. According to 2 Thess. 1:8-9 people are eternally separated from God, not because of sin, but because they refused to believe and respond to the good news of Jesus. Separation from God is a real thing that is coming for some, but what if it has more to do with faith than sin?

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I apologize for the bad penmanship, surfer-dude language and unedited illustrations. When I wrote/drew this out, I had no idea I would make it into a blog one day.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek into my inner thought life/journal/deep musings.

 

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I have already forgiven them

I want to change the culture around forgiveness. There is too much distortion on such a critical doctrine… So, I’ve made the questionable decision to add horribly drawn cartoons to my book: Forgiveness Fail – How the Millennial church can rediscover a forgiveness process that works. Here’s a sneak-preview:

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Forgiveness Fail: How the Millennial Church can rediscover a forgiveness process that works.

Forgiveness Fail: How the Millennial Church can rediscover a forgiveness process that works. A book by Nathan Banker

Supporting a work of God

Tomorrow, we leave.

25 hours of travel time expected over the next two days.

15 month toddler and one on the way.

This is going to fun!

I started this journey back in December while I was in Beijing chatting with my dad. I had just spent three weeks helping hurting ones become healed ones and we were already talking about a return trip.

I did some sessions with a few men from a Chinese worship school in Beijing. They are now back in session and I plan on doing more sessions with them this time around.

Doing 3-hour prayer sessions dealing with the deepest, most painful parts of people’s lives is difficult. Doing that through a translator is something altogether different!

Holy Spirit dependency.

I also worked with a few english-speaking folk. I am hoping to finish the life of one woman with whom I did about 5 sessions last time.

This is a ground-breaking trip for me. I have a dream of a Prayer Resolution special forces squad that is highly trained, highly experienced and highly mobile who can deploy all over the world helping burned out missionaries, fallen pastors and other hurting ones (trafficked women, those escaping cults, etc).

This trip is the first step toward that dream.

Five of us will be doing sessions over the course of five weeks. Michelle (my wife), Amy, Bob, Ted and myself will be helping the existing and thriving work that is already happening in China. Their biggest need is to work with Chinese men and English speakers.

Almost all of those in China who have been trained in Prayer Resolution are Chinese women.

We aren’t going there to bring them God.

God is already there.

Active. Present. Powerful.

We’re going to support and help a healthy work of God.

To learn more about our trip Click Here.

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