Family Worship Center - Raton, NM
Are we seeking the kingdom of God or the kingdom of the United States of America? Is freedom less rules and regulations? What is Freedom rooted in? These are all questions we will dive into in this stand alone message entitled Kingdom Come.
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    219 Kearney Ave, Raton, NM 87740, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Happy 4th of July weekend. Thank you for joining us online this weekend and we look forward to seeing you here Sunday the 12th at 10AM… 1 SERVICE!

Today is the day after we celebrate our freedom. That word caries a different value this year though.

There are many who would argue that our freedoms are being limited now more than ever, but there are also those who have gone to the other extreme and have defied the law to an extent that is punishable by many years in prison and yet few have been arrested and they feel they are actually experiencing freedom from the tyranny of police, etc.
Is that really freedom?

You can watch the news and the reality is that these people that don’t want to be under the guidance of police take it upon themselves to police and are 10 times more brutal than those who actually police.

One can see the paradigm we are living in is lacking because we think that absence of something equals freedom.

Tim Keller writes in his book, The Reason for God, “Freedom cannot be defined in strictly negative terms, as the absence of confinement and constraint. In fact, in many cases, confinement and constraint is actually a means to liberation.”
He uses the example of limiting one’s freedom to practice and excel at playing a musical instrument. “You’ve deliberately lost your freedom to engage in some things in order to release yourself to a richer kind of freedom to accomplish other things.”
Keller concludes, “Disciplines and constraints, then, liberate us only when they fit with the reality of our nature and capacities” (Timothy Keller, The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism [New York: Dutton, 2008], 45–46).
Big Idea of the Message: Understanding the big picture helps you control your thought life and decisions.
1) Jesus Called You to the Big Picture
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This point is argued but if you look at the greek writing here, the word used is
(Ken-ah-oo) Strongs Greek 2758
-To empty, make empty
----of Christ, he laid aside equality with or the form of God
-To make void
----Deprive of force, render vain, useless, of no effect
2) The Big Picture Involves Turning Around
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WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT OURSELVES.
3) The Big Picture is Bigger than You Think
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You want to recognize God is bigger? … read the words that Paul pens in Ephesians 3:14-21
Big Idea: Understanding the big picture helps you control your thought life and decisions.

Application Point: Use your understanding of Kingdom to help you navigate your now.
HERE IS THE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH…the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! In His Kingdom, freedom looks a bit different! It can’t be taken away from you if your rights are stripped from you.