While teaching during Summer Intensive Week for Samaritans and counselor about the call of this ministry to “TEACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD,” a common message kept resonating. God’s Kingdom, His story, and what Jesus did are simultaneously AWE inspiring, SHOCKING and filled with wonder. There are so many mysteries involved with the upside down messages and parables that Jesus taught about God’s Kingdom. Even his disciples were regularly perplexed, confused, or worse, disgusted to the point of “this guy is nuts and I’m outta here!” Suggesting that we must pray for our enemies and those who persecute us… what? Not so much, right? Jesus did things backwards all the time and it usually got him into trouble. He would hang out with rough crowd, diseased, and the poor. Jesus was the bomb.
People are filled with anger, depression, confusion, and a heaviness that can be debilitating. Our counselor training, groups, services, and ministries are needed more than ever, especially with the intensive media coverage of Robin Williams’ suicide and the Ferguson shooting in Missouri! Add the international concerns, Ebola, ISIS, and other terrorist threats; there really is only one path towards peace in this world: A bomb called Jesus, a bomb of peace. “Bomb of peace?!” Call me crazy, but wait there is more… always more. Read more