While the world, the politicians, the activists, etc. are responding to yesterday’s school murder in their typical way, I would like to have an “in-house” discussion with Christians.
Let those in politics, Christians and non-Christians deal with these things on that level. If you are a Christian and you are a part of those discussions, we are glad you are there and our prayers are with you.
But I’d like to have an “in-house” discussions with Christians centered around a post I saw yesterday.
On Facebook I saw a comment aimed at “murder on our school campuses.” Among the responses, there was an interesting one, “Bind the strongman.”
Let me state up front that while I am involved in many prayer organizations and ministries, I DO NOT SPEAK FOR ANY OF THEM, except my own, Common Thread Ministries (found at MarkMirza.com).
Let me narrow down the discussion that I would like us to have.
How do we “in-the-pews” impact the issue by “Binding the strongman?”
I realize this is a little vague, so let me ask it this way, and feel free to respond based on any of the following questions. I just ask that you respond with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15e).
- As pray-ers why do we “Bind the strongman?”
- What impact does, “Binding the strongman” have?
- How could “Binding of the strongman” have impacted yesterday’s tragedy?
- Why is “Binding the strongman” a/the solution?
- What does Scripture tell us about “Binding the strongman?”
- Why did Jesus talk about “Binding the strongman?”
- What point was Jesus making?
I look forward to us talking about this. I only ask that we adhere to the fisherman’s words at the end of verse 15 in First Peter chapter 3, “with gentleness and respect.”
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