* The beginning of Jesus’ ministry “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). – The kingdom has come. We need not create it in the present, and it is not merely in the future. – It is good news – “the gospel […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: Mark’s Gospel
It has been said that, in the Gospel of Luke, we see Jesus as “the Friend of the friendless” (William Barclay, The Men, The Meaning, The Message Of The Books, p. 17). This is wonderful. Jesus is our Friend. We rejoice in this great when we sing, “What a Friend we have in Jesus.” Jesus […]Read More The Kingdom Of God: Luke’s Gospel
God is calling us to walk in the light with Him. * He’s calling us to walk with Him in the light of His love. Go back to Genesis 1:3 – “Let there be light, and there was light.” Go back beyond the created light. Go back to the eternal God – “In the beginning, […]Read More Walking in the light with God
Luke 18:1-43 Here, we learn some important lessons about faith. (a) Our faith is precious. We must not lose it! The question is asked, ‘When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?’(8). ‘Don’t lose heart’(1). (b) We are to have a humble faith (14). Pray, ‘God, be merciful to me a […]Read More Some important lessons about faith
2 Peter 1:1-2:10a God ‘has given us His very great and precious promises’(1:4). God has a great purpose for us. He is preparing for us ‘a rich welcome into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’(11). The pathway to heavenly and eternal glory is not an easy one. Often, we will be […]Read More ‘A rich welcome into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’
“The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet … ” (Deuteronomy 18:15). This prophecy has its greatest fulfilment in Christ. Jesus is more than a prophet. He is the substance of the prophecy concerning God’s Kingdom. The coming of God’s Kingdom is the coming of Christ – both His first coming (our […]Read More Jesus Is More Than A Prophet.
* The Kingdom of God does not belong to this world (John 18:36). The Kingdom of God has come into this world (Mark 1:15). God’s Kingdom cannot be identified with anything that belongs to this world. The church is not the Kingdom. The church is a signpost. It points us to The Kingdom. It is […]Read More The Kingdom Of God In The Teaching Of Jesus