Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

Devotion as a Way of Life

Devotion is not just about prayer, quiet time, and reading the bible. Devotion is also, about how we live our lives. We show real devotion by doing “everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17) Whatever we do—our job, hobbies, how we interact with friends, …

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Love Grace Communion

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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In Heaven

A common refrain: If you die tonight, will you be in heaven tomorrow? My honest answer is I don’t know. I don’t know if I were to die right now that I would be in Heaven in the next moment. I don’t know. I am not so full of myself to say that I am …

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Marks of The Kingdom

Here are the five marks of the Kingdom seen in Jesus. The Kingdom of God was breaking into history. In Mark 1, Jesus says, “The time has come. Repent and believe the good news!” At last, what the Prophets spoke about was coming into the world. God was coming back to deal with the mess …

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In Everlasting Love

Over the next several weeks, I will be fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even if …

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The Love and Grace of God

Over the next several weeks, I will be fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even if …

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Jesus Is The Kingdom

Jesus went around announcing the Kingdom of God and showing through his actions what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. In story and deed, Jesus showed what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. The Kingdom is not detached from Jesus, but the very core reality of who Jesus is. …

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The Table of Jesus

In The Eucharist, we come to the table of Jesus remembering who he is, what he did, how we are saved, what it means to the people of God, and where we are headed in and through the person and work of Jesus on the cross. We remember, acknowledge, discover, and embrace our true reality—the …

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What The Church Needs

In a meeting with my pastor, I heard that the congregation I belong to, PCUSA would lose a projected 100,000 members just in this year alone. So, it got me thinking what does the church need. My initial answer was to chuck the book of Order to do away with traditional ways. I figured the …

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A Living Sacrifice

Our lives can be seen as both a signpost of the presence of God in the world and a doorway to gifting the world with our faith. The Christian life is not just about what we get from and through it, but what we can do, offer, and extend because of the power we receive …

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