Rethinking Radical

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Pastor Skye Jethani redefines what it means to be a radical Christian. Looking at the parable of the prodigal son, he explains that there is a damaging trend to prescribe Christian activism as the antidote to Christian consumerism, when the right Christian life is neither of them. The radical Christian life, Pastor Jethani says, is one that is rooted deeply and securely in communion with the person of Jesus

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  • 1. But Now I See

    by Skye Jethani

    47:21 — October 16, 2013

    But Now I See

    Pastor Skye Jethani explains that fear is the motivator behind religion and much of Christian busyness. From the example of Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane, he concludes that Christians should be...

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    2. Rethinking Radical

    by Skye Jethani

    46:04 — October 16, 2013

    Rethinking Radical

    Pastor Skye Jethani redefines what it means to be a radical Christian. Looking at the parable of the prodigal son, he explains that there is a damaging trend to prescribe Christian activism as the ...

  • 3. My Life as a Tomato

    by Phil Vischer

    56:05 — October 16, 2013

    My Life as a Tomato

    Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, tells the story of how his company and dreams collapsed, and shares what God revealed to him in the midst of his confusion. He explains that he had made his dr...

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    • Brad
    • over 4 years ago

    I was reflecting a bit more on this, and it occurred to me that there's a question that came to mind for me some time ago, that I thought helped divine the heart of someone towards christ.... The question was this -

    "Would you still follow Jesus if there was no heaven?"

    Almost everyone I've ever asked this question think it's a bit unfair.... I can't completely disagree. Most admit freely that they want heaven. But they shouldn't want it more than God... more than Jesus... I'd suggest that people who truly love Christ would follow him even if there was no heaven. Because in the context of this message, heaven is "God's stuff" - ie "The fathers stuff". And we shouldn't want Christ just to get into heaven. If we do, then our heart is misaligned. It's aligned to us, and not to loving Christ.

    I do think that

    • Brad
    • over 4 years ago

    Thanks for this great message. This topic of "spending time with God" has been growing with me over the last few months.

    I've been reading on the Sabbath, and Solitude... taking time away from the world to focus on your relationship with God.

    In a way, it feels like the final bible study I need to do.

    I'm not saying that I'm going to stop studying the bible of course.

    But I am going to start taking more time to just sit, pray, and let God speak to me.

    To spend time with God. To be in his presence.

    I think it was God's will I hear this message, and I thank you for being courageous enough to say it.

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