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Casual Worship

King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes chapter five, addresses the issue of our attitude in worship. Ecclesiastes 5:1: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; better to draw near to listen [or “in obedience”], than to offer a … Continue reading

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“Jesus Is My Buddy”

There is a pattern that, sadly, I have noticed more and more lately — and that is irreverent, irresponsible, and disrespectful Christians. How’s that for an uplifting intro?=) I’m talking specifically about our attitude toward God. Here’s my point — … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [The mystery form in Luke 17:21]

A COUNTER TEXT TO THE “FULLY FUTURE KINGDOM” One text that is especially important to the discussion of a purely future kingdom versus a “mystery form” of the kingdom present today (the currently reigning view), and one that is perhaps … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Messianic Fulfillment]

MESSIANIC FULFILLMENT Having the Old Testament context in mind, the New Testament then should be read with an understanding that the Jews of Christ’s day would have had their minds saturated with the promises of the Old Testament. So the … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Contextual Overview]

In the first post in this series, I introduced this short study on the Gospel of the Kingdom with the question: Did Jesus legitimately offer the kingdom that was anticipated by the Jews, or did Jesus redefine the kingdom? OLD … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [what is it?]

INTRODUCTION When John the Baptizer and Jesus Christ began proclaiming that the kingdom of heaven was at hand (Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Mark 1:15), what were they talking about? What was the crowd’s frame of reference for the “kingdom of … Continue reading

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