The fullness of the matter in my study of the Beatitudes is this: I am to ask, “Where is Jesus blessing?” GO THERE. Touch what the Kingdom of God is touching.Bless what the Kingdom of God is blessing. No one is beyond Kingdom blessing.
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The essence of the Kingdom of Heaven
As I have reflected on the demythologizing of my evangelical life, I have not stopped on the “deconstruction” side. I have asked for a reconstruction of the essentials of the Kingdom. THIS comes up so often I find it essential to the Kingdom of God:
The Kingdom of God and wineskins
Mark 2:22 (NIV): And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” What Jesus is doing can’t be fitted in to the existing ways of thinking and living. If peopleContinue reading “The Kingdom of God and wineskins”
The agendas that ruin us
Here is the message from Jesus: The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15, ESV) I like the Common English Bible on this one: Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!
The Clueless Church
As I walk through Ephesians I am struck again by the power the Church has in Christ. Yet, we stumble around without much of an idea as to who we really are in the kingdom of God.
Mind-blowing realities of the Kingdom of God
I have finished my little project in Acts and am now making my way through Ephesians. This small letter has played such a massive role in my life in the past 20 plus years, it is a joy to walk through these passages again. I simply can’t grasp the majesty and wonder of what PaulContinue reading “Mind-blowing realities of the Kingdom of God”
The enemy shows up when things are GOOD
As I keep moving prayerfully through Acts 5, I am struck by how I like to emphasize things in my preaching and teaching. I love Acts 5:12-16. Peter’s shadow falling on people heals them and delivers them from demons! Who wouldn’t like that? Who couldn’t preach on that?
When we will see the glory of our King
Matthew 16:24-28 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gainsContinue reading “When we will see the glory of our King”
Fumbling the keys of the Kingdom
Matthew 17:14-21 Verse 16 — “And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”
The power of the Church in this world
“…the interior life of the Church is then one of selfless love so fully exercised that, within its communion, the structure of its ministries coincides exactly with that of interpersonal relationships and the whole is the visible manifestation of a community that so gives itself unselfishly in love and service that it cannot fail toContinue reading “The power of the Church in this world”