The Counter Cultural Revolution
My family just finished watching season two of The Chosen. One of my favorite things about the series is seeing how the writers and producers chose to interpret the gospel story alongside the historical context to bring it to life in a plausible narrative. Sometimes I scratch my head at their choices. Overall, I genuinely appreciate how they have brought the story to life for millions around the world. My kids on the other hand seem to be most fascinated with the opening graphic. If you’ve seen the show, it’s where a school of fish are all swimming around in the same direction and one-by-one a fish will turn and start swimming opposite the flow. Chase will point at the screen and say, “it happened again”.
What a beautiful picture of the way the kingdom of God works in this world. There’s a flow to culture and society that is steadily marching in lockstep with one another that is opposite of the things of God. As each one of us surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ and begin following Him, we make an about face and begin moving in the opposite direction. We fall out of line. When we do, the angels in heaven look at the earth and with excitement say, “it happened again!”.
We live in a world and culture where up is down, right is wrong and dark is now light. Sin and darkness appears to increase at an exponential rate and multitudes are being carried along by the flow. What are we to do as believers in these last days?
We fall out of line. We make an about face and move against the flow. And as we walk against the flow we look in the eyes of those lost in the cultural current and tell them there is a better way. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” We need a counter cultural revolution!
I received several questions this week about how to minister and live in an increasingly anti-Christian and anti-family culture. This weekend, I’m going to answer some of those questions. Let me begin by challenging each one of us whether you are a father, mother, son or daughter; choose to be the one that falls out of line and begins moving counter culturally pointing others towards a life that follows Jesus. It’s the way the disciples did it and how we as Christ followers continue to do to this day.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we conclude our summer series, “Asking For A Friend”. If you still have some questions that you’d love to have an answer to go ahead and send them on in. We will do our best to find a way to answer as many as we can whether it’s from the stage or on social media. Jenna and I love you and we’re praying for you!