By Vineyard Church of New Orleans | Listen | 45m
Published in March of 2013

SUMMARY: Preaching from Mark 11 and using Israel as an example of a nation that could not separate God and country pastor Phil Jeansonne humbly asks, is it possible nationalistic pride is in conflict with Jesus’ values? Is nationalism so ingrained and culturally acceptable we are unaware of our divided devotion? Is the way we define freedom contaminated by the kingdom of the world?

KEY QUOTES: “(Jesus) refuses to endorse or embrace any pro-Israel, anti-Roman agenda. Do you see any red print in the New Testament where Jesus is only for Israel? Do you see anything in the red print in the New Testament where Jesus is anti-Rome?…He refuses to be co-opted by any national agenda. He is the Messiah for all people.”

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