Tag Archives: Messiah

Christmas Eve Service 2014

In all the rush and excitement of the festivities with family and friends — the lights, the food, the song, the gifts, the laughter… It’s so easy for Christmas to come and go, without ever taking the time to focus … Continue reading

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The Gospel of the Kingdom [Conclusion]

THE DEFINING OF THE KINGDOM A remarkable aspect of this discussion is that in the gospels, there is no indication of any explanation of the kingdom (Matt. 3:1-2; 4:17; Mark 1:14-15). It is as though Jesus assumed that his hearers … 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 Promise and the Provision [reflections on the cross]

Why did the disciples have such a hard time understanding Christ’s mission on earth? To us it seems so obvious. Where did this confusion come from? Throughout the entirety of the Old Testament, there were two lines of salvific hope … Continue reading

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The Promised Messiah and the Confused Disciples

Jesus came offering Himself as Messiah to the Jewish people. The coming Messiah, as prophesied in the Old Testament, was a coming king who would establish a kingdom that would last forever — and the Jews knew that very well … Continue reading

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