Jesus’ good news has always made the powers-that-be uneasy…and so it should!
Maybe we ought to rethink the ‘gospel’ we’re spreading – if for no other reason, because it doesn’t resemble the real good news that Jesus announced.
We shouldn’t reduce the Kingdom of God to a safe haven from the fires of hell. It’s so much bigger.
Cracking open some cold ones by the Olympic-size pool at your heavenly mansion? Amen and amen! But we should be more invested in seeing heaven come to earth.
When they crucified Jesus, the powers-that-be thought they’d seen off one more would-be Messiah. Instead they got punked by God’s unconventional game plan.
The Kingdom of God is the key focus of scripture and the message of Jesus. That’s why I’ll be writing exclusively about the Kingdom for the next year. This is the first in that series: What do we lose when we lose the Kingdom?
We don’t like to think or talk about death. We fear the unknown. But there is one who has gone ahead of us.