Just a quick note following up on the Maine Vineyard Churches’ annual conference.
God’s plan, from the beginning, has been community. Relationships.
Man and woman were created in God’s image…relational.
Satan attacked that bringing isolation, alienation, and death.
Man and woman broke the relationship. (Remember man and woman hiding and God asking “where are you?”)
God set out to create a community and restore relationship.
Satan continues to isolate, alienate, and bring death.
In God’s Kingdom there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female. The barriers are down. True relationship is restored.
That’s the way the Kingdom of God looks. And we get to be people of the Kingdom!
I’ll flesh this out in future posts. Right now, I’m going to bed. *grin*