Coretta King and Betty Shabazz
Greg, John, and Pat discuss the recent movie, “Betty and Coretta”. The movie was about the lives of Betty Shabazz and Coretta King, wives of the deceased Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They continue to discuss some similarities and some things that made both wives and families have different endings.
Is what we are doing preventing Jesus from having the church He wants?
Greg, John and Pat discuss in this “re-thinking” church moment; is what we are doing preventing Jesus from having the church He wants? They continue to discuss how Wolfgang Simson wrote 15 Theses toward the Re-Incarnation of the church. We must be open about we are presently calling the church. The question we have to ask is: Is God in control? If you are a shepherd of a congregation of 100 of God’s sheep we should ask the question to God’s people; does God speak to you and if yes what is He saying? Should we be concerned whether God’s people are hearing His voice and obeying what he says? Unfortunately we have defined success by attendance, how many people show up for a church gathering. The church must ask herself is what we are presently doing preventing Jesus from having the church He wants?
The Constitution of the Kingdom
Greg, John and Pat discuss the constitution of the Kingdom of God, which is the sermon that Jesus shared with his disciples on the mountain. Jesus talked about how we can have a blessed life in Matthew 5:1-12
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
These are trials that we must go through to inherit the blessing. A time of testing that through the trials we face prove the authenticity of our faith. For each trial we go through the Lord blesses us. This is the constitution of the Church, what we are made up of.