Why is God Saving the Wrong People? | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30

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This is a podcast episode titled, Why is God Saving the Wrong People? | Learning to Follow Jesus | Luke 4.14-30. The summary for this episode is: "If Osama becomes a Christian, that's no greater miracle than if you or I become a Christian." Jesus said to love our enemies, but what about genocidal dictators like Adolph Hitler or radical terrorists like Osama bin Laden? They don't just fight against people, they fight against the church. How do we respond to them? Gain insights from https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith's) reading of Luke 4.14-30 as we continue our series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (Learning to Follow Jesus) Interested in more content like this? Check out our series on 1 Corinthians 13 to see how the Bible Redefines Love to learn more about what loving your enemy looks like. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. &nbsp; Outline 0:15 - Memorial Day 2:15 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A14-30&amp;version=NIV (Luke 4.14-30 ) 5:30 - God is rescuing the wrong people 6:05 - https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html (Abrahamic Covenant) 6:25 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&amp;version=NIV (Revelations 7.9) 6:50 - So what does it tell us about ourselves? 7:05 - https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/ (Pride) 8:05 - Religious presumption 8:25 - Nationalism 9:15 - Answering the question 11:55 - We aren't Americans first. We are Christians first 12:05 - Truth 1 12:40 - Truth 2 13:50 - Truth 3 14:10 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. &nbsp; Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo) &nbsp; Passages Luke 4.14-30: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+4%3A14-30&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+4%3A14-30&amp;version=NIV) Revelations 7.9: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&amp;version=NIV) References The Abrahamic Covenant: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html (https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html) &nbsp; Resources Redefining Love: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/redefining-love/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/redefining-love/) Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&amp;qid=1577984288&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&amp;qid=1577984288&amp;s=books&amp;sr=1-1) The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C) &nbsp; Related Love is Not Proud: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/) Learning to Follow Jesus: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/) <a rel="payment" href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/give-now/">Support this podcast</a>

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"If Osama becomes a Christian, that's no greater miracle than if you or I become a Christian." Jesus said to love our enemies, but what about genocidal dictators like Adolph Hitler or radical terrorists like Osama bin Laden? They don't just fight against people, they fight against the church. How do we respond to them? Gain insights from https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith's) reading of Luke 4.14-30 as we continue our series on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (Learning to Follow Jesus) Interested in more content like this? Check out our series on 1 Corinthians 13 to see how the Bible Redefines Love to learn more about what loving your enemy looks like. To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO.   Outline 0:15 - Memorial Day 2:15 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+4%3A14-30&version=NIV (Luke 4.14-30 ) 5:30 - God is rescuing the wrong people 6:05 - https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html (Abrahamic Covenant) 6:25 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&version=NIV (Revelations 7.9) 6:50 - So what does it tell us about ourselves? 7:05 - https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/ (Pride) 8:05 - Religious presumption 8:25 - Nationalism 9:15 - Answering the question 11:55 - We aren't Americans first. We are Christians first 12:05 - Truth 1 12:40 - Truth 2 13:50 - Truth 3 14:10 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   Passages Luke 4.14-30: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+4%3A14-30&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+4%3A14-30&version=NIV) Revelations 7.9: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+7%3A9&version=NIV) References The Abrahamic Covenant: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html (https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/the-abrahamic-covenant-bible-story.html)   Resources Redefining Love: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/redefining-love/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/redefining-love/) Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Luke Commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&qid=1577984288&s=books&sr=1-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Sacra-Pagina-Gospel-Timothy-Johnson/dp/0814659667/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sacra+pagina+luke&qid=1577984288&s=books&sr=1-1) The Gospel According to Luke by James Edwards: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C (https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-according-Pillar-Testament-Commentary-ebook/dp/B00WIVFQ1C)   Related Love is Not Proud: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/love-does-not-dishonor-redefining-love-1-cor-13/) Learning to Follow Jesus: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/ (https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcast-series/how-to-follow-jesus/) Support this podcast