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Darren on Kingdom

DarrenWhitehead*.jpgDarren Whitehead, one of the teaching pastors at Willow, is doing a wondrous series on kingdom of God. This weekend’s talk focused on seven themes of kingdom in the ministry of Jesus and in the church today, and I want to mention his themes. 

He showed how these themes are not just individual but are manifested in families and local churches, and so he told some stories of people’s lives being formed in community in transforming ways.
I’m so thrilled he’s pondering kingdom, and I’m so glad he’s avoiding the simplicities that we hear so much of today. He’s probed the connections of Jesus to Isaiah’s great visions to give shape to the components of kingdom:
1. Deliverance
2. Righteousness and justice
3. Peace
4. Joy
5. God’s Presence
6. Healing
7. Return from Exile (Coming Home)
Each of these themes can be found in Isaiah and in Jesus’ capturing of kingdom in the vision of Jesus — and we could chase down and quote passages all day long. 
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posted August 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I heard Darren this weekend, and it was very helpful for me to understand more fully what having the Kingdom of God present now means. Thanks Darren and Willow for a meaningful service.

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Bo Bannister

posted August 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Sounds good. Funny. Those seven themes are the seven themes related to the kingdom in Glen Stassen’s Kingdom Ethics. I hope he’s giving credit where credit is due.

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Scot McKnight

posted August 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Bo, yes Darren said he was adapting Stassen.

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Lived in Wien!

posted August 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Scot, he quoted you 2 weekends ago in his Kingdom Part 1 sermon!!

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posted August 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Scot – this is a random comment but I’ve been wanting to say…
Thank you to you and your wife, RJS and her family and other regulars and their families for all the time and energy you put into this blog. It enriches my life/faith and helps me feel connected to others on a similar journey.
Romans 15:5&6

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posted September 18, 2014 at 4:46 am

I leave a response whenever I like a post on a website or if I have
something to add to the discussion. It is caused by
the fire communicated in the article I looked at.
And after this post Darren on Kingdom – Jesus Creed. I was actually excited enough to drop a comment 😉 I do have
some questions for you if you usually do not mind.

Is it simply me or do a few of these responses look like they are written by
brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing at additional places,
I’d like to follow you. Could you make a list all of your
shared sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

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