Friday, May 4, 2012

Agents of God's Kingdom

"It is wrong when churches are filled with people who seemingly haven’t changed their loyalties. People who have a religious veneer but live like everybody else. People whose goals and values are little more than “baptized” versions of the world’s goals and values. People whose citizenship has been supernaturally transferred into the kingdom of God but who choose not to live like loyal subjects of the King. People who have been rescued from the death trap of the world’s domain. But for what? To sit around in church and think they’re doing God a big favor by being there? To have the same basic take on everyday life as the people they work with and live around? Not if they knew whose kingdom they were in, what it cost to put them there, and what it means to be an agent at his command."

Ed Stetzer,  "Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation" (p. 20). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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