Posts with the tag “kingdom-of-god”
God's Kingdom Now
May 11th, 2021
You see, what I have learned is that the kingdom of God is wherever God’s rule and reign are taking place. ...
Disconnected from God's Priorities
May 7th, 2021
Jesus has always expressed the fact that there is a huge disconnect between what God prioritizes as important and what human beings see as being of greatest value, but never more explicitly than in th...
Living in a Distant Country
April 30th, 2021
If all I have, like in the parable, comes from my Father, I have certainly squandered quite a bit of it on living in ways that are inconsistent with God’s commands of loving God with all my heart, sou...
Not Against Me but For God
April 23rd, 2021
I think there are denominations and other expressions of our Christian faith that honestly think they are the only ones who are the true followers of Jesus Christ and would keep others who call on Jes...
April 12th, 2021
One of the things that has not changed is that we are still called on by Jesus to share the good news of the kingdom of God even when we may not be received well. The fact that others may not want to...
March 28th, 2021
I have often wrestled with this saying from Jesus. To be honest with you, I often wrestle with a lot of what Jesus says. I think that is because our culture is so vastly different from the ideals of...
February 2nd, 2021
Faith in God is shown only when we choose to live out the life God has shown us through Jesus Christ. If we trust God, we will do the good works that God has prepared for us as our way of life (see E...
From Alien to Citizen
January 29th, 2021
No matter how you feel about the current debate on immigration, when we become citizens of the Kingdom of God and are no longer strangers and aliens, the expectation is that we will cease to operate b...
January 22nd, 2021
The age-old question of why bad things happen to good people (or theodicy) continues to plague the minds of many. I have my own answers to those questions and others answer the questions in different...
Have I been Crucified with Christ?
January 12th, 2021
When one has been crucified with Christ, one has subjugated one’s own quest for power and material possessions to what is necessary for the upbuilding of the Kingdom of God on earth. ...
What Really Matters
December 30th, 2020
Jesus is always asking us the question, “What do you want me to do for you?”. But until we understand the ways of God, we will answer that question with things that matter little in the Kingdom of He...
Seeing the Kingdom
December 3rd, 2020
When my understanding of God is different than your understanding of God, my understanding of the events we witness will also be different than your understanding of the events we witness, even if we ...
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