Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to experience the culture of Christ here on earth? What if heaven's culture could be cultivated here?
On today's podcast episode, pastor and Real Live Talk podcast host Duke Lamastra addresses how the Kingdom of God intersects with human society and culture.
He explains how to develop a mindset aligned with the way God thinks so Jesus is at the center of every aspect of life.
We discuss how to walk out a life with Christ in our culture without straying into the toxic patterns of self-righteous disdain or allowing evil to influence our behavior.
Duke outlines three major components of developing a Kingdom culture:
1. Love - an intentional connection with God as the source of love and a way of viewing others through Jesus' eyes. We explore the concept of forgiveness and discuss the opposing force of fear.
2. Honor - determining how to choose an others-centered mindset and demonstrate compassion. We share how the life of Christ models mercy, grace, and uplifting others, including those who differ greatly from us. Duke defines the foundation of ministry as honoring the needs of others.
3. Serve - a central mission for Christ and his followers, putting the needs of others above personal preferences and comfort. In recognition of his identity and position, Jesus served others. As followers of Jesus, we honor Christ's nature as we serve others. We discuss how influence is all about the opportunity to serve.
We discuss how each and all of these components align with how we align with Christ's character and share his presence with those around us in our community.
Connect with Duke Lamastra on his website at simplepowermedia.com to get online courses, social media contact info, and videos.
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