"Glorifying Jesus looks like doing his will."
"We overcome our insecurities by remembering who we are in Jesus."
"Overcoming evil requires us to love the world, divorce the world, & fight to show her the Truth…darkness is passing"
"It’s impossible to have fellowship without telling the truth about who you are. You cannot be known if you are wearing a mask."
"The teachers have been patient. Time to give the wise ones their honor in the final part of our series."
"Shepherds remind us that there is more to who we are than just what we do or accomplish."
"God is already at work in people's lives, evangelists are just trying to find them"
"Prophets stand at the threshold between heaven and earth, entering into the nothing, and they speak."
"Apostles pull us out of ourselves, they lead us and inspire us for something better."
"Lose just one gift: apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, teachers, and you lose the church"
"Will you live to build His kingdom in this world? Stand with the church of history, and say to a lost world, 'Come.'"
"We must wake up to the responsibility that we build something with our lives. Does yours give a glimpse of the kingdom?"
"Our faith holds a place where all things will be made new, and the most beautiful versions of ourselves will live, forever."
"Life / Death is not just the end of our story its the theme too. Are you living or are you dying? Which book will tell your story?"
"As the spirit of empire possesses those who sit in power, the spirit of God will possess those who sit with Him in glory."
"Only Jesus can save and only Jesus can judge. The greatest struggle in your life? He will fight for you…and he will win."
"In history there are always two cities at work: the city of God, and the city of man. Which city does your citizenship lie in?"
With Crucible on break for a week, Underground Media sits down with Brian Sanders to discuss Revelation 17.
Discussion Questions for Groups
Talk about our modern Babylon. What are its characteristics? How are we being lured in or tempted to participate?
Are there ways that you see people in your workplace, school, or community who are "riding the back of the beast" towards success? Can you identify what that looks like in our time?
Do you think you are tempted more toward losing your saltiness (capitulating to the world) or to be salt with no application (withdrawing from the world)?
Can you identify the place in the world where God has called you to be salt?
How are you personally tempted to take shortcuts in holiness and possibly lose your saltiness?