The Counterinsurgency

The Counterinsurgency

A counterinsurgency is an effort to overthrow a power that has taken control of a region or territory. In a world filled with war and violence, we have seen numerous insurgencies and counterinsurgencies throughout history. None compare, however, to the counterinsurgency Jesus launched 2,000 years ago. Join us for part four of Revolution where we will learn how Jesus shut down religion and launched a Revolution

Passage:

Luke 11:29-12:12

Principles:

Jesus did not come to start a ________; He came to start a __________!

  • Religion is about ________ ___________, but Jesus’ revolution works from the ______ – ___ . 
  • Religion is about ________ ________ , but Jesus’ revolution is about freedom from the ___ . 
  • Religion is about ______ _________ as a means of control; Jesus’ revolution exposes the lies of religion and generously shares the truth of ____ ____ . 
  • Religion is about _____ ; Jesus’ revolution is about ____ . 

Practice:

Join the counterinsurgency by resisting ________ and _________ Jesus.

Daily Readings:

This week we will look at passages critical of religion. As you read each passage, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal if you are living a religious life or a Jesus-centered life. 

Day 1: Isaiah 29 
Day 2: James 1 
Day 3: James 2 
Day 4: James 3 
Day 5: James 4 & 5 
Day 6: 1 Kings 15
Day 7: Psalm 51 

Suggested Resources:

The Day the Revolution Began, by N.T Wright
Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright
Jesus, the final days, by N.T. Wright and Craig Evans
Six Hours One Friday, by Max Lucado
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis 
Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis 
The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis 

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