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Monday, April 24, 2006

Book Notes – The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others

Book Notes – The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others

A Society of Mustard Seeds Chapter 14
for Jesus the kingdom is about the ordinariness of loving God and loving others. The kingdom is as common as sparrows, as earthy as backyard bushes, as routine as breakfast coffee and as normal as aging.

the kingdom of God is the transforming presence of God in ordinary humans who live out the Jesus Creed.

ordinary acts of sacred love demonstrate the extraordinary transformation of life.

Jesus finds the presence of his kingdom at work in the most unlikely of persons.

the kingdom of Jesus spreads like seeds, one at a time, from person to person.

for Jesus, the big event is the little person.

connections change lives.

it is something of a risk to be around Jesus.

A Society for Justice Chapter 15
any look at the Bible will reveal to you that kingdom justice concerns restoring humans to both God and others.

what distinguishes a follower of Jesus is a Jesus Creed – inspired love that lives out the value of justice for the hungry, thirsty, estranged, unclothed, sick and imprisoned.

not all of us are called to work in the justice system, but we are empowered to restore justice in our society. One person at a time; one change at a time; wherever we can.

A Society of Restoration Chapter 16
God isn't in the show-off business or in the convincing business

miracles are performed by Jesus out of love and are done to restore humans to God and to others.

Jesus is intent on creating a society that transforms life as we know it, he wants people to be restored.

we are wired in such a way that being excluded or classified by religious institutions influences our perceptions of God.

purity is not contagious until Jesus comes in.

Jesus is in the middle of it all, GRATEFUL for this society of ordinary people who come to terms with his Creed.


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