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April 16, 2016

The Kingdom Culture Church

by Dennis Rouse
Psalm 133:1-3 NKJBehold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwelltogether in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, runningdown on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge ofhis garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon themountains of Zion; for there the
Sermon Notes

Psalm 133:1-3 NKJ
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell
together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running
down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of
his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the
mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life
U.S. Race Projections:
• 25 years – more than half of all Americans projected to be a
o 44% white
o 1 in 5 will be foreign born
• 2050 – Population will grow about 100 million (from 319 million to
419 million)
• 2020 – more than half of the children will be a minority
• Asians: increase 143%
• Hispanics: increase 114%
• Blacks: increase 42%
• Whites: increase 21%
• 2 or more races: increase 226%
Matthew 24:7 NKJ
“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom…”
Matthew 24:10 NKJ
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will
hate one another.”
Matthew 24:12 NKJ
“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow
Matthew 24:14 NKJ
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a
witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Genesis 11:1 NKJ
Now the whole earth had one language and one speech.
Genesis 11:9 NKJ
Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused
the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them
abroad over the face of all the earth.
Acts 2:5 NKJ
And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every
nation under heaven.
Acts 2:44 NKJ
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common…
Acts 17:26 NKJ
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times
and the boundaries of their dwellings…
John 18:36 NKJ
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world…”
Matthew 6:33 NKJ
“But seek first the kingdom of God…”
Qualities of the Kingdom Culture Church:

  1. In the Kingdom Culture, I no longer form JUDGMENTS of people
    based on their SKIN COLOR or their HUMAN CULTURE.
    2 Corinthians 5:16-18 NKJ
    Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.
    Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now
    we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
    new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have
    become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to
    Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of
  2. In the Kingdom Culture, I must learn the HIGHER ORDER OF
    Colossians 3:10-14 NLT
    Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your
    Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you
    are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric,
    uncivilized, slave, or free. CHRIST IS ALL THAT MATTERS, and he
    lives in all of us. Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
    you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness,
    humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s
    faults, and forgive anyone who OFFENDS YOU. Remember, THE
    all, clothe yourselves with LOVE, WHICH BINDS US ALL
  3. In the Kingdom Culture, I’m INTENTIONAL in reaching out to
    people of other CULTURES.

4 Stages People Live in Concerning Other Cultures:

  1. SEGREGATION: total and complete separation fueled by prejudice
  2. TOLERATION: recognition that other cultures have rights
    accompanied by a silent unwillingness to move beyond that
  3. INTEGRATION: willingness to mix together as a sign of
    acceptance, but an unwillingness to move off of one’s cultural stand
  4. RECONCILIATION: a change of the inward heart condition that
    adopts a Kingdom mindset of doing life together
    Ephesians 2:14-18 NKJ
    For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has
    broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His
    flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in
    ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two,
    thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in
    one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And
    He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those
    who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit
    to the Father.
  1. In the Kingdom Culture, I CARE about the STATE OF OTHER
    Philippians 2:1-4 MSG
    If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has
    made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit
    means anything to you, if you have a HEART, if you CARE—then do
    me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited
    friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to
    the top. Put yourself aside, and HELP OTHERS GET AHEAD. Don’t
    be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves
    long enough to lend a helping hand.
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