Category Archives: Kingdom of God

On This Independence Day God Knows I Love My Country

Consider the new song of praise sung to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from … Continue reading

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My Dear Fellow Believers in Christ, Really!?

My dear fellow believers in Christ, really!? How is it that so many of us were drawn into the ugliness, hatred, demeaning, name-calling, and more, of this election season? How is it that words and behavior, which in other circumstances … Continue reading

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Some reflections and memories on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“It is rather the task of Christian preaching to say: here is the church, where Jew and German stand together under the Word of God; here is the proof whether a church is still the church or not.” The above … Continue reading

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“The Lord will rescue me!”

“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18). The apostle Paul wrote the above words in a letter … Continue reading

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Christians Only

“Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him,…‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God, Part Two, Living in the Kingdom

In Sand and Foam the Lebanese poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Should you sit upon a cloud you would not see the boundary line between one country and another, nor the boundary stone between a farm and a farm. … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God, Part One

Kings and kingdoms is stuff of books, movies, fairy tales, history, and foreign lands. The reality and experience in the United States is that of presidents and elections in a republic. The reality and experience of ancient Israel and the … Continue reading

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