Tag: kingdom of God

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Why Community Makes A Ton of Sense

I preached a few Sundays ago at Faith on the importance of practicing community. Just like all the other spiritual practices, practicing community, is difficult. Given the messiness (and glory!) of doing life together as broken people, the fears we carry with us, and our hurried lives there must be a more compelling motive other ...

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Advent 2012 Day 18 Beyond the Rhetoric

I wrote yesterday about what it looks like to live as citizens of God’s kingdom and how our lives are to be marked by love, compassion and justice.  This seems to be contrasted by the story I read this week of a Christian man in our community who put up at large wooden sign in ...

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Advent 2012 Day 17 Marks of the Kingdom

Yesterday I wrote about how the kingdom of God is a kingdom that is both already and not yet.  Advent marked the beginning to the rule and reign of God in our hearts and lives with the coming of Christ incarnate. So Jesus was not only talking about a place or an afterlife or future ...

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Advent 2012 Day 16 The Now But Not Yet Kingdom

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne ...