Claiming the Kingdom

Claiming the Kingdom

Claiming the Kingdom The Coming and the Crisis The Coming The fullness of time had come. None could have known the immeasurable magnitude of the events that would now unfold. They are immense and intolerable to human instinct. The hosts of heaven studied every step...
Inheritance

Inheritance

As saints, are we mourning over the loss of what we cannot keep more than rejoicing over the gain of what we cannot lose? All of us in Christ have obtained an inheritance of unspeakable riches. Not because of our doing, but because of His, so that we who are Christ’s...
Sojourning for the Savior

Sojourning for the Savior

Living for Christ makes us different in this world. We are not in step with its kingdoms. In a Christless culture, we are sojourners and strangers. Our views and values are not according to the lenses and loves of this world. Christ is our King and His kingdom is our...
Toward the Kingdom

Toward the Kingdom

A definitive departure marks the beginning of the end. Jesus leaves Galilee. He will not return until He is crucified and risen. At this turn, geography hints at theology. Jesus is leading His disciples to the Holy City, the capital of the kingdom. Matthew records the...
Embassy Ethics

Embassy Ethics

The King has announced the unexpected: He will be murdered. He has also revealed that His demise is not in the least owing to any lack of authority, power, or majesty. He will be crucified, but this will be a fulfillment not a failure of His own mission. The One of...
Parables

Parables

It has well been said that “the parables of Christ occupy a sure place in the library of the world’s literary masterpieces.” To this we may all agree. But to what chief end did Jesus speak in parables? What is a Parable? A parable presents an unknown or unclear...