it’s not about the rules, it’s about… it’s about Jesus it's about how his life, his death, and his resurrection sets us free from the rules and the lies.

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Slide 1its not about the rules, its aboutits about Jesusit's about how his life, his death, and his resurrection sets us free from the rules and the lies that we think keep us from God.its about Peopleit's about thepeoplewho followJesustaking his message of life and hope beyond our walls to a broken and hurting world.4what if we did what Jesus said?Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:1920, NLT) what if there was a life available to us that looks much different than what most of us experience, but is exactly what God made us for, and exactly what our hearts long for?what if this life is not a life that constrains and restricts, but a life that is itself truly life life outside the boxthe life god blesseslife outside the boxlife in the boxnever admit weaknesshide your painpush your agendasatisfy yourselftake care of yourselfindulge your passionstalk about peaceprotect yourself dont stand outJesus Main MessageJesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. (Matthew 4:23, NLT) what is the kingdom?life outside the box life of the un-grieved Spiritlife lived under the blessing and loving rule of GodThe life of the un-grieved Spiritinvisible, (Jn 18:36)Inhabitable, (Mt 5:3)Internal, (Rom 14:17)Inherited, (Col 1:12; Eph 5:5)Salvation, (Jn 3:3-8)Sovereignty, (Jn 5:21; 6:44)Candidates for life outside the boxThe Life God BlessesMatthew 5:3-10 (NLT)God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:4 (NLT)God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:5 (NLT)God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. Matthew 5:6 (NLT)God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. Matthew 5:7 (NLT)God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:8 (NLT)God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.Matthew 5:9 (NLT) God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. Matthew 5:10 (NLT)God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. the way up begins at the bottomcandidatespersecuted for living the un-grieved lifemakers of peacepure in heartmercifulhungrywillingly forgottensufferingbrokenBlessings of Life Outside the BoxThe Life God Blesses a life reflecting Gods approvalblessingsinherit the life of the un-grieved Spiritreflect their Fathersee Godshown mercysatisfiedget everythingreceive comfortinherit the life of the un-grieved Spirit