When Jesus came out of the wilderness after his temptation he began telling everyone, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" Mt.4:17. The kingdom of heaven confronts and assaults the knowledge, values and priorities of our world. They are in conflict - a clash of kingdoms. Hardly anything Jesus taught fits nicely into our natural way of doing life. The kingdom of heaven calls us higher. Come up higher to heavenly perspectives, priorities and values.
One current expression of the kingdom of heaven is the "culture of honor" taught by Danny Silk from Bethel Church in Redding Ca. The more we have studied this, the greater the challenge it becomes- in a good way. The 'culture of honor" is calling us up higher in how we conduct our relationships. At Radiant Church we are beginning to embrace this culture as a mutual goal to give ourselves to.
Are you applying the "culture of honor" to you marriage and key relationships? To find a list of defining characteristics, look under the Resources page. We will hear more about this emerging culture at Radiant this Sunday 10 a.m. at the Oaks.