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Without Borders

Oct 16 2016 • Dennis Edwards, Greg Boyd, Seth McCoy

As the political climate heats up with the upcoming election, we remember that our first allegiance is to a Kingdom without borders. We need to be careful to not get overly distracted by the promises of the earthly kingdoms around us, because Jesus is the real hope of the world. What does this mean for how we engage in society? How should we fight for what’s right? How can we best be ambassadors of the Kingdom of God in our fractured, divided world?

Sermons in this series:


One Weapon

• Greg Boyd

In this final sermon of the Without Borders series, Greg explores our ultimate weapon for fighting the powers of this present darkness. (Hint: it isn't more darkness)

Topics: Conflict, Kingdom of God, Love


No Fear

• Dennis Edwards

Fear and Faith. Throughout much of the biblical narrative we encounter stories of people who danced between fear and faith. Stories such as the fear of the disciples on the stormy sea, to the townspeople after witnessing the healing of the Gerasene demoniac, to Jairus and his daughter. Yet, in the midst of these fears, we also encounter the Jesus who is bigger than our fears. The Jesus who tells us, “Do not fear. Instead, have faith.” In this weeks’ message our guest, Pastor Dennis Edwards from Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN, takes us on a journey through these stories and exhorts the church to live in love – for there is no fear in love.

Topics: Faith, Kingdom of God, Peace


One Hope

• Greg Boyd

In this final pre-election sermon, Greg reminds us that while the kingdoms of the world rise and fall and are ultimately doomed, the kingdom of God is everlasting and truly deserving of our hope.

Topics: Kingdom of God, Nationalism, Politics


No Enemy

• Greg Boyd

In this third week of our Without Borders series and a week before the election we are reminded that Jesus' challenge to us in loving our enemies was designed to remind us that God has no human enemies. He has called us to be agents of peace, to find the commonality between us and to build on it. This practice will be exceedingly challenging during this election time. We are quick to blame and quick to judge. Jesus invited people on the polar opposites of the political controversy of his day to be brothers within his community of disciples.

Topics: Judgment, Non-Violence, Politics


No Country

• Seth McCoy

Jesus calls us to be His ambassadors. Living as an ambassador of the Kingdom God instead of a citizen of the kingdom of the world requires an awareness and intentionality to not buy in to the “me first” culture of the world. Christians throughout history have usually migrated to one of two extremes in our relationship with the world. Either we withdraw and isolate ourselves from the culture to the point of irrelevance, or else we acquire as much power as possible in order to force or legislate Kingdom of God behavior in to the culture. Neither of these work, or are what we're called to. Instead we're called to a third way as an ambassador and missionary in a foreign land where we interact and show the people the Kingdom by how we live, love, and steward our talents and resources, and then invite others to join.

Topics: Calling, Community, Kingdom of God


One President

• Greg Boyd

This weekend Greg taught about the difference between the kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God. In the kingdom of God, Jesus is our King (and president) and followers are marked by their indiscriminate love and refusal to rule over others. During this election cycle believers are called to put their trust in Jesus alone and not be pulled into trusting in the rulers of this world.

Topics: Kingdom of God, Nationalism, Politics


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