by Rob Weingartner
Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God (in Matthew, the Kingdom of Heaven) more than any other topic or theme. He speaks of how the Kingdom is at hand, among us. We are to seek first the Kingdom of God and to pray that his Kingdom will come. We are to proclaim the Kingdom and enter into the Kingdom.
Looking far ahead, Jesus tells us that people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God.
To what shall we compare this Kingdom, this grace-filled realm in which God is recognized as having full claim on us? Jesus unpacks the meaning of the Kingdom in parable after parable.
We announce… We behold… We exhibit… But we do not “build” the Kingdom, despite how popular that phrase has become in church circles.Read More