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The City of Man

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

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Key Thought: When the City of God and the City of Man are in conflict, the City of God will always win the day.

Introduction

    1. Oppression
    2. "Where's God?"
    3. Two Ditches: assimilation or despair
    4. Twofold answer: Satire and Seeing God Anyway
  1. The Kingdom of Persia
    1. Description
    2. Hint at a problem
  2. Challenging the Empire
    1. Queen Vashti
    2. The call to appear
    3. She refused to appear
  3. The Empire Strikes Back
    1. Resistence is sometime costly
    2. Silly, Bureaucratic Law
  4. Lessons Learned
    1. Don't take the glory and powers of the City of Man too seriously
    2. Sometimes we have to wait to see what God is doing.
    3. Similarities and contrasts between the City of Man and City of God:
      1. Both have a king
      2. Both have laws
      3. Both have a banquet
      4. Both have a summons to the Bride
 

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