Sounds exactly like the 4 Spiritual Laws in video form. Interesting that it is almost entirely focused on the individual(ism) (a fatal flaw in western faith), without any mention of community/holism…and no mention of the Kingdom of God, a central, if not main, tenet/message of Jesus throuhgout His earthly ministry. I am not saying this is wrong at all…its all correct..but its too small…
Have you seen this? http://www.jameschoung.net/ . Look for “The Big Story” links on the right (2 of them). To me, this is a much more holistic gospel message…just some food for thought, brother. Hope you are well!
I think “exactly like the 4 Spiritual Laws” is an over-statement. This video is much more narrative than didactic, and not nearly as man-centered as the 4SL. I think the video speaks in terms of individuals, types, and people as a whole in a way that is similar to the Biblical story of mankind.
I agree, it is not as holistic as Christ’s message, but it’s still a decent start. When Jesus saved me I wasn’t thinking, “Wow, my community needs to be reconciled to God,” I thought, “I need to be reconciled to God,” and out of that I began to see God’s desire to be known and glorified by all people. The Gospel is a community message, for sure, but individuals make up community.
You’re right about our inclination to be preoccupied with the individual and I’m thankful for this recent missional focus that is helping to balance the Church.
Thanks for the good interaction, bro. Cheers.
Brian, you’re right…it seems that this video is meant to be more of an illustration than a stand-alone message. Great video!
By the way, I LOVE that Pilgrim’s Progress is the book underneath the cup of coffee!
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