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Archive for the ‘Kingdom’ Category

Seek First the Kingdom of God

March 30, 2021

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…” (Matt. 6:33) What does it look like to seek first the kingdom of God? It means prioritizing the kingdom of God over my wants and desires. It means my first concern is what is best for the kingdom of God. It means my loyalty towards God […]

Political Divisions and the Kingdom of God

September 28, 2020

“And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44) It pains me to […]

Thy Kingdom Come

September 11, 2013

Ask any American if they would like a king and the answer you will probably receive is a resounding “No!” We are an independent people. We are leery of our government. We do not like people telling us what to do. We bring all this with us when we become a Christian. Becoming a Christian […]

Thy Will be Done

July 26, 2013

The Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13) is the central part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is located right in the middle of this amazing sermon, but more than this it seems to capture the gist of everything Jesus is saying. It is the heart of His message. The things within the prayer are related […]

David Lipscomb’s Theology of the Kingdom

July 22, 2013

On November 13, 1862 David Lipscomb met with Tolbert Fanning, E. G. Sewell, R. B. Trimble and several other men to discuss how Christians should respond to the Civil War. What came out of that meeting was a letter written by Fanning but containing the beliefs of all the men present.(1) The letter was addressed to “his excellency […]

A Review of “Reading the Gospels Wisely” by Jonathan T. Pennington

May 8, 2013

In Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction Jonathan T. Pennington sets out to make the case for the importance of the Gospels in Christianity. He wants readers to understand the history of how the Gospels have been interpreted and he suggests ways for moving forward. He believes it is important that the Gospels be seen as […]

A Brief Overview of Revelation

April 29, 2013

The book of Revelation is perhaps the most controversial document within the New Testament. It has received many different interpretations dating back to the early church until present. The interpretations have grown more wild and extravagant over the years. Due to the controversies, multiple interpretations, and difficulties posed by the book some Christians have ignored […]

Musings

April 27, 2013

The Dangers of Fear Terry Briley has written an excellent post on the dangers of fear and how fear in our life can keep us from following Jesus. He says, Fearing others produces deadly consequences. Fear plays to our most basic, self-serving nature and inhibits our ability to think and act reasonably. It often leads […]

Heaven on Earth

December 7, 2012

  I just received Josh Graves & Chris Seidman’s book, Heaven on Earth, in the mail today. I read the introduction and the first few pages at lunch and was thoroughly impressed by what the book offers in the opening sections. I cannot wait to sit down and read some more. The books invites us […]

Speaking Truth to Power

November 2, 2012

Here are some political quotes by preachers and theologians that I have found helpful. Some of these quotes should be taken more serious than others, but there is an element of truth in all of them. “We are satisfied that voting does much more harm to the church than dancing does.” David Lipscomb “The effort […]