It seems like an unusual way to launch the greatest, most powerful, most impactful, longest lasting movement in the history of the planet.
- Gathering twelve ordinary guys.
- Spending three years primarily with them.
- Telling them stories about God’s Kingdom.
- No army?
- No seminary?
- No headquarters?
- No funding?
- No programs?
Jesus focused on building Kingdom culture: “The Kingdom of God is like this….” “The Kingdom of heaven is like that….”
He infused in the twelve Kingdom culture:
They became different people. And it’s been changing the world ever since.
The enemy of Kingdom culture is…programs!
- Quick fix approaches.
- Momentary diversions that take Christians off target.
It is counterintuitive: focus on Kingdom culture for three years, and the church will explode with growth.
“But when are we going to do something?”
— The people ask.
Right question: “How do you become different people?”
If Jesus said, “I will build My church,” (and He did), why do we work so hard at it?
What did Jesus command us to do? “Make disciples!”
That’s it? Who would ever believe that?
The busyness of Christians is killing the church.