Tag: Kingdom

Building the Kingdom of God

A woman named Teresa had a sense that something was missing in her life, even though she was very happy, and kept busy with a full-time job, three children, and a husband who worked the midnight shift. She had a nagging sense she was supposed to be...

We Are All Witnesses

On the Third Sunday of Easter, we are given an opportunity to digest the significance of the most important, most earthshaking event in the entire history of humankind: the resurrection of Christ and … ours, together. We shall start by affirming...

We Shall Shine Like the Sun in His Kingdom

“The Kingdom of God” in any of its variations is the most reoccurring combination of words in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Over the years, as we keep hearing about it, we try to form a concept of what it might be, because we sense that it...

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

In the Gospel of Matthew (13:24-43), Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven. And this description is more than just a simple explanation. His description is very profound. And it is apparent that Jesus really wants His listeners to understand...

Citizens of God’s Kingdom

What topic or subject did Jesus talk about most frequently? If your answer was a topic concerning love or morality or faith or forgiveness, you would be wrong. The central theme of Jesus teaching, as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and...

Christ’s Ascension Bridges The Infinite Chasm

When Jesus ascended, did He go “up” into heaven? You might think the answer is obviously yes.” But thoughtful reflection gives us an answer that is not so simple. We can say “yes” He went up into heaven only in the context of saying that at His...

What A Blessing We Have In Christ Our King!

What A Blessing We Have In Christ Our King!

It is no secret that there is widespread distrust of authority these days, a distrust of our basic institutions and their leaders that, in many cases, arises from understandable reasons. In reaction, personal individualism has been advocated to such...

Seeing The Big Picture

The question that needs to be repeatedly asked is this: “Did God send His Son into our world for only a few… or for all?” We all know the answer to that question. The answer is, however, not too well lived out… which is why we need to keep...