Under God’s Government

"For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk..." the Apostle Paul We're Responsible No one is responsible for our attitudes or actions but us. Others may influence or irritate us, but they cannot dictate how we will respond. No one is responsible for, or accountable for, our obedience. Others may hinder … Continue reading Under God’s Government

It’s Revolutionary!

Photo Credit: 96dpi via Compfight cc I don't know how many of us recognize the impact of Jesus' words when He announced, "The Kingdom of God is at hand." (Mark 1:14 - 15)  It was revolutionary.  He was literally announcing that everything was about to change. In his book The Parables of Jesus, author David … Continue reading It’s Revolutionary!

How the Kingdom Progresses

It never ceases to amaze me how the King could take such simple things from everyday life and use them to profoundly illustrate the Kingdom of God.  But that is  the true essence of a parable.  It takes something ordinary and throws it alongside a spiritual truth in order to make it come alive in … Continue reading How the Kingdom Progresses

The All-Encompassing Kingdom

What is our conception of the Kingdom of God?  In Jesus' day the Jews had a rather narrow view of the Kingdom.  Some of the stories told by the King were intended to expand their understanding of God's reign.  Besides expanding our understanding, the parable we will look at in the post serves as a … Continue reading The All-Encompassing Kingdom