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The day of Pentecost is a landmark day in the history of God's people. Yet it was this way even before a specific day [which Christians refer to as Pentecost] around 1,980 years ago. Surrounding the events of Pentecost we see a God doing His part to undo the effects of sin on His world, which though now fallen, will one day become the Kingdom of our Lord and Christ!
Jesus taught that his kingdom was like the dawning of the sun. It dawned in his first coming and is already here. It is rising in power until it is fully consummated in his second coming. Luke 17:20-18:17 teach us how to persevere in between the times. We should pray and receive the kingdom with humility. Our simple prayer should be: "God, be merciful to me, a sinner."
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Pastor Lockhart continues his sermon on giving.
Pastor Lockhart begins this new series on giving with the concept that the kingdom of God has come to us and we stood be seeking it; not separate from our lives but, as our whole lives in Jesus; not naturally, but supernaturally through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
In today’s message, we consider the phrase, “Your Kingdom come.” This may be one of the most challenging things to ever pray! What exactly does it mean to pray “Your Kingdom Come”? We will consider how this prayer calls us to relinquish our kingdoms and advance God’s Kingdom through the gospel.
When you stop and look at what the Church prioritizes, what do you see? Do you see a body that ministers to all, or only those who can "add something" to the Church? Tonight, we discuss Jesus' teaching about the children, and how they are an example to us all on who the Church should be reaching.
One of the most foundational matters for understanding biblical Christianity is the relationship of the physical to the spiritual. Scripture teaches that since God is Creator and Redeemer he created a physical world that is inherently, or in its essential nature, spiritual. God as Creator is truly distinct from, yet not disconnected from his creation. He is certainly not dissolved into it so that we cannot speak in any meaningful sense about God without simply talking about the physical material realm. If we are to understand Jesus and his kingdom we must understand, at least in part, what his teaching and preaching had to do with his physical healing. Matthew 4:23-25 highlights these points, and along with some other passages in the Gospels helps us to understand that the very reason why Jesus was so popular became the very reason why he became so unpopular--he would not allow people to play the spiritual off against the physical.
In this passage, Jesus described two facets of the coming of God's Kingdom. First, the Kingdom is already present with the coming of the King. Second, the Kingdom will be fully realized when the King returns. The timeless truth that arises from this teaching is that one's attitude towards the King determines one's attitude towards the coming Kingdom. If one has trusted in King Jesus, as His disciples had, then the day the Kingdom will be fully realized is a day to be desired. However, if one has rejected King Jesus, like the Pharisees, then it is a day to be feared. Thus, while there is still time, prepare yourself for God's Kingdom by responding rightly to the King. Listen to Jesus' message and remain loyal to His mission.
“Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’”