The Word Among Us

November 2014 Issue

Seek Ye First . . .

Three ways to advance the Kingdom of God

Seek Ye First . . .: Three ways to advance the Kingdom of God

The 2006 movie "Amazing Grace" tells the story of William Wilberforce (1759-1833) and his efforts at abolishing slavery in England. As depicted in the film, Wilberforce was a worldly man who enjoyed gambling and drinking until he had a conversion experience at twenty-six years old. That experience of the Lord set him on a new path that eventually led him to become a political activist determined to build the kingdom of God.

At one point in the movie, Wilberforce finds himself conflicted. On the one hand, he wants to have a comfortable life, with his newfound faith...

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