When Jesus began his preaching ministry, he proclaimed this message: “The kingdom has come.” In the coming of Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God has come. This is a message of great practical relevance to our lives here and now. Since Jesus Christ has come, we are called to repent and believe the gospel – […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon – These letters are known, collectively, as the prison letters. They were written by Paul during his time of imprisonment in Rome. In Philippians, we see God’s kingdom as a kingdom as a kingdom of joy: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and, again, I say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). When the […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: The Prison Letters – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon
From the beginning of his ministry, “Jesus went about … preaching the gospel of the kingdom” (Matthew 4:23). The message of Jesus could be summed up in this way: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). Jesus’ message was good news. This is what the word, ‘gospel’ means – good news. […]Read More The Kingdom of God: Matthew’s Gospel
This message was preached as part of a series in which we looked at what the books of the New Testament say about “the Kingdom of God.” Since the focus is really on Martin Luther, I’ve made “Learning from Martin Luther the main title, with “The Kingdom of God: Romans and Galatians” being given as […]Read More Learning from Martin Luther (The Kingdom Of God: Romans and Galatians)
The kingdom of God is a power. Paul tells us, “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20). It is the power of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, breaking into our lives and transforming them. “The race of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: 1 & 2 Corinthians
Jesus preached the kingdom of God. His apostles preached the kingdom of God. In moving from Jesus’ preaching in the Gospels to the apostles’ preaching in Acts, we’re not really moving away from Jesus at all. Luke, the author of Acts, describes his Gospel as an account of “all that Jesus began to do and […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: Acts
The gospel is to be believed – and it is to be lived. We are to hear the word of God – and we are to do the word of God. This is the message of the letter of James. We are to be practical Christians, men and women who live for Christ in our […]Read More We’re “Heirs Of God’s Kingdom.” Let’s Walk The Walk – Not Just Talk The Talk!