Contributed on Oct 15, 2015
Christ-followers are called to be more than good church-goers; we're to be kingdom disciples.
Today, we’re starting of series on kingdom living. Our goal is to stimulate a kingdom vision that will enable us, as a church, to dream, think, and move beyond the church-box paradigm. Christ calls us to be more than good church-goers; He calls us to be kingdom disciples. In the four ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2015
How does a kingdom disciple pray?
Today, as we think about kingdom living, I want us to give thought to the prayers of a kingdom disciple. In our passage for today, we have the model prayer that Jesus gave to His disciples. Luke tells us that Jesus shared this with them in response to their request, “Lord, teach us to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2015
The kingdom of God is all about relationships.
It’s Tuesday on the last week of Christ’s life. During this week, Jesus stayed in Bethany, only 2 miles from Jerusalem, and traveled daily into the city. On Sunday, He triumphantly entered Jerusalem; on Monday, he had run the money changers out of the temple; on Thursday, He would ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2015
In the confession of Peter, we learn how Christ calls us to tell others the way to enter the kingdom.
Our passage is well known to many of you. We read here about Peter’s confession of faith that Christ is the Messiah and our Lord’s declaration about how He will build His church. Let’s see what we can learn about becoming kingdom people as followers of Christ from this passage. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2015
How is the power of the kingdom displayed?
Our passage speaks about two events in our Lord’s ministry, which, although separated in time, are united in the text of Luke’s Gospel. (READ TEXT) We’ve said the Kingdom refers to God’s rule and reign; and the church exists to demonstrate what life is like lived under ...read more