Powers, wrestled with
Ephesians 6, structures that we struggle against:
Powerlessness: blindness, apathy, satisfaction, worldliness, things that neutralize power & activity.
Prisons: bondages that lock you in
Patterns of behavior that use you as fuel for cycles of relational damage, where people give and receive pain, preying on each other
Power structures, where people prey on others and multiply evil control, domination, oppression of many
Pervasive spiritual wickedness: cultural systems promoting long-term sustained evil behavior
Redemption & Resilience is about helping communities build spiritually healthy, redemptive disciplines, structures of justice, and pervasive spiritual holiness and righteousness.
Jesus never advocated military action. He was less concerned about political powers and more with spiritual powers.