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RADICAL? Are you a Radical? RADICAL?
Storms all around us RADICAL?
Hebrews 11: 29 -31 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient. [d] (NIV Bible) RADICAL?
Genesis 12: 2 -3 – The beginning 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. ” Revelation 7: 9 -10 – The End of All Time 9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. ” (NIV Bible) RADICAL?
Joshua 2: 1 -11 – The Story of Rahab Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land, ” he said, “especially Jericho. ” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahaband stayed there. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land. ” 3 So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land. ” 4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. 5 At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them. ” 6 (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof. ) 7 So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut. 8 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 9 and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. 10 We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea[a] for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. [b] 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. (NIV Bible) RADICAL?
Which people does God use? RADICAL?
x David Adulterer, Murderer Samson Sexually Immoral Moses Weak, lacking in faith Gideon Weak, Insignificant Peter Denied Christ Jephtah. Rash RADICAL?
James 2: 25 -26 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. Ezekiel 22: 30 30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. Matthew 21: 31 -32 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him. (NIV Bible) RADICAL?
God’s Will Our Responsibility RADICAL?
Whatever will be, will be? RADICAL?
We misinterpret the time RADICAL?
The War is Here RADICAL?
■ “This is our part in spiritual war. We proclaim Christ's truth by praying it, speaking it and (undoubtedly most importantly) by demonstrating it. We are not to accept with sere pious resignation the evil aspects of our world as "coming from a father's hand. " Rather, following the example of our Lord and Savior, and going forth with the confidence that he has in principle already defeated his (and our) foes, we are to revolt against the evil aspects of our world as coming from the devil's hand. Our revolt is to be broad--as broad as the evil we seek to confront, and as broad as the work of the cross we seek to proclaim. Wherever there is destruction, hated, apathy, injustice, pain or hopelessness, whether it concerns God's creation, a structural feature of society, or the physical, psychological or spiritual aspect of an individual, we are in word and deed to proclaim to the evil powers that be, "You are defeated. " As Jesus did, we proclaim this by demonstrating it. ” ― Gregory A. Boyd, God at War: The Bible Spiritual Conflict RADICAL?
Are you Radical? RADICAL?
“Our lives could become everything that this world wants them to be. So tolerant that they speak no truth. So comfortable that they evade their call. So religious that they cannot love. So powerless that they have no effect on this world. ” RADICAL?
RADICAL? “A life tending to produce extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions within institutions, habits of mind or society. ” RADICAL?
References: Slide 1: Image, taken from a social media post on Reddit by user latenightcabdriver https: //www. reddit. com/r/worldnews/comments/f 9 a 2 m/a_picture_i_took_yesterday_in_tahrir_square_cairo/ Slide 2 Quote from Jon Paul Witt. Slide 3 Online google dictionary definition of “Radical” Slide 4+ 22 Images of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and story taken from www. thecoldestjourney. org Other Inspired in part by “Big God”, Merrick, Britt. RADICAL?