God’s Good News

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In our last post, we discussed the fact that Jesus Christ had a very clear theology of the Kingdom of God because of the very central place it held in His ministry.  Our theology of God’s Kingdom tends to be rather shabby. This is because the Kingdom usually doesn’t hold a very prominent place in our ministries, if it holds any place at all.  If, however, we are going to develop a proper theology of God’s Kingdom, we must look at it the same way Jesus did.

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Look to the Greater One

The Church of Jesus Christ is being besieged on ever side. It faces conflicts within and without.  From the outside there are organizations and special interest groups of all kinds that are challenging our Christian faith and practice on the most fundamental levels.  Inside there is all kinds of compromise and corruption being exposed that seriously challenges our credibility in the eyes of everyone, believers as well as non-believers.  Continually fighting this battle on two fronts can prove to be exhausting, and can quickly lead us to despair.  However, in the midst of the siege, I would like us to consider the encouragement of a godly king to look to the Greater One.

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Getting the Whole Picture

We have often heard people point to some of the more unfortunate events in Church history as evidence that Christianity has created more problems than it has solved.  While we cannot deny that our history has not always been pretty, we must also remember that those events do not paint the whole picture.  In this brief video, Bishop N.T.Wright widens the lens to show how the Church has been a benefit throughout history as well.  I think it provides great encouragement for us to continue living in the Reign,
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