The Kingdom of God Is Like... Hidden Treasure and an Expensive Pearl

The Kingdom of God Is Like... Hidden Treasure and an Expensive Pearl

The Kingdom of God, Jesus says, is like a man finding treasure hidden in a field, or like a merchant finding an expensive pearl. They both gladly sell everything they have to purchase the treasure they've found. This parable teaches something about the incomparable worth of the Kingdom of God, even amidst seemingly ordinary circumstances, and how finding God’s Kingdom is meant to produce the greatest joy.

A Table (Psalm 23:5)

A Table (Psalm 23:5)

Psalm 23:5 says “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…” This is one of the most encouraging lines in the Psalm. Even in the midst of persecution, even when surrounded by enemies, the Psalmist believes that God will set a table for him. There is something incredible comforting about that imagery. Tables are naturally a place of peace, and joy, they symbolize provision. And the Psalmist believes that even when surrounded by enemies, God can set a table for him there.

The Soul Restorer (Psalm 23:3)

The Soul Restorer (Psalm 23:3)

Psalm 23:3 is a promise of restoration and guidance. However, this can only happen when we trust the Shepherd, when we allow Him to reveal the areas in our life that need to be restored. What would it look like for us to open of our lives to Jesus? To allow Him to show our wounds not so He can judge us, but so He can heal us.

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

One of the keys to living as a Creative Minority is understanding that wherever it is we find ourselves in exile, is not our permanent home. Daniel’s longing and hope for Jerusalem is one of the keys that allowed him to stay faithful to Yahweh during the exile.

Power & Influence

Power & Influence

While Daniel and his friends did not seek out power, they became powerful and influential people in the Babylonian court. What should we do as the people of God when we find ourselves in a position of power and influence? Jesus taught His disciples not to seek and use power like the rulers of the world, instead He showed them a better way, a way based on service and love.

Send Sunday

Send Sunday

In this special service we sent out our first church planting residents to start a new church in Rockville, Maryland. Listen to what’s our rationale behind being a part of the start of new churches, why we think it is important, and why you should be a part of it.

How's that Working Out for You?

How's that Working Out for You?

Living as a Creative Minority does not only mean participating in what is going on in culture. But it also means that our lives stand as a witness against the way of life of the empire and the inevitable catastrophe that life leads to. In Daniel 4, we see the story of how King Nebuchadnezzar’s pride led to him wandering the wilderness like an animal. Is there a lesson there to be learned for today? How do we talk about sin and brokenness and their consequences in today’s culture?

True Allegiance

True Allegiance

Sometimes, living as a creative minority means that our principles and beliefs will come in direct opposition to the way of life of the age. We see this happen in the book of Daniel in several occasions, where Daniel and his friends are condemned to death because of their faithfulness to God. How do we respond in those situations? And what does it look like to trust God with our very lives? 

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?

One of the main elements of being a creative minority is that we are called to engage the culture around us through redemptive participation. On Daniel Chapter 2, we see an example of Daniel using his gifts to serve the king of Babylon. This act lead to many lives being saved, and to the King of Babylon to glorify God and place Daniel and his friends in positions of influence.