The Kingdom Experiment
The people are starting to catch on. There's this guy who has spent his life working in his dad's wood shop, making beds, stools, and some real nice end tables. But, around the age of thirty he gets to thinking...
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The people are starting to catch on. There's this guy who has spent his life working in his dad's wood shop, making beds, stools, and some real nice end tables. But, around the age of thirty he gets to thinking a career change is necessary. Only problem is he wants a position that is seemingly already filled, the job of priest. Doesn't stop him. Call him an entrepreneur of sorts, cause he begins preaching and healing in ways no one has ever seen--without the employment of the temple. And to top it all off, he starts collecting a good fan base--lots of people begin showing up to all his public appearances.One day, he climbs up on a mountain and says there is a new kingdom at hand, and that this kingdom will be contradictory to everything they have known before.And the people get the feeling this is only the beginning. You see, they were expecting a king arriving in grand fashion, but instead they got a carpenter, turned speaker and healer, who was about to shake things up a bit.The Kin
Start living the backwards kingdom Jesus spoke of. This book is an 8-week community study on the Beatitudes. Each week, unpack how you can bring these scriptures into present day. Then, choose from 8 experiments challenges to live the kingdom in a purposeful (and sometimes uncomfortable) way. How it works: 1. Read and discuss each chapter with your group 2. Pick one of eight experiments (challenges to live intentionally) to do throughout the week. 3. Journal your thoughts and experiences 4. Share your experiences as a group the following week The point of The Kingdom Experiment is community. And to share stories while we're at it. To grapple with what "good news" means in the context of this specific time and place. The Kingdom Experiment is an 8-week challenge, but who says it has to end there?
BRUCE NUFFER created this product in consultation with numerous denominations, pastors, and church treasurers who appreciate the complexities of this demanding volunteer position. Bruce is a freelance writer and the marketing manager for WordAction Publishing and Barefoot Ministries. He and his wife, Yvonne, live in Kansas City, with their three children.