The King and His Kingdom are coming

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Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.”   (Revelation 11:15) As we look around at our world, we see brokenness and pain.  We see evil and […]

Jesus paid the price for your place at the table

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 22 JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the […]

God is your never-failing source

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 6 GOD IS YOUR NEVER-FAILING SOURCE “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light…” (Matthew 6:22) “Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray then like this…” (Matthew 6:8b-9a) “But seek first […]

The King and His Kingdom are coming

Scripture Notes on Revelation 11 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.”  (Revelation 11:15) As we look around at our world, we see brokenness […]

How to Have Hope Unaffected by Elections

NOTE: I wrote this post about six weeks ago as a meditation on Colossians 1:13.  In God’s providence, it came up in the queue to be posted this week, and it seemed an appropriate reminder on Election Day.  May God’s perspective bring you peace, no matter which way the wind blows. -Pastor Phillip   “He […]

Are You A Good Citizen?

What does it look like to be a good citizen? “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” -Philippians 3:20 Years ago, I’m told, every American public school had a class called “Civics.”  (Apparently some still do, but not many.) In it, so I hear, children […]

Kingdom Credentials

What is the sign of “valid ministry” in the Kingdom of God? “You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all.” -2 Corinthians 3:2 Credentials have always been a big deal.  As a sign of legitimacy in any arena, recommendations from qualified people and certificates from […]

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Who inherits the Kingdom of God? Not thieves, nor swindlers, slanderers nor the sexually immoral, not sinners of any kind.  These shall not -indeed, cannot- enter the Kingdom of God. This is a problem, because in one way or another, according to the Bible I’m guilty, and so are you. One of the reasons these […]

Your DYNAMIC Role: “Rich and Poor”

One of the most curious things Jesus says about entrance into the Kingdom of God is that it’s impossible for the rich. He says bluntly, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God…With man it is impossible…” -Mark […]

GRAPHIC – The meta-narrative

Did you know Scripture has a storyline? This is the graphic used in part 01 of the teaching series “Your DYNAMIC Role in the Kingdom of God”. It illustrates one of many “Meta-Narrative” frameworks that can be used to understand the broader scope of Scripture. Check out more at http://www.postmodernpreaching.net/metanarrative.htm NOTE: Links to external sites […]