Tag Archives: Kingdom

Kingdom Announcement (Again)

Thy kingdom come  Matthew 6:10 Come - We know that God’s Kingdom is not a physical place.  The Greek word basileia is about reign and rule, not palaces and courtyards.  God’s Kingdom is revealed wherever His servants and citizens live according to His government.  But what does it mean to pray, “Your Kingdom come?”  Hasn’t it already arrived when we… Read More »

Spiritual Presumption

for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.  Romans 11:21  NASB Spare – Why did God break off some of the branches from the root of the olive tree?  Ah, before you answer, notice a few things.  First, only some of the braches were broken off.  Not all Israel… Read More »

Pay Attention

I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate;  1 Timothy 6:13  NASB Good confession – Paul gives orders to Timothy.  Those orders still govern us because we are volunteers committed to the same way of life Paul… Read More »

Heaven on Earth

for our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20  NASB In heaven – You don’t belong here!  But this is where you are today.  Your home is where your heart is, and that’s not here, but this is where you are today.  If… Read More »

Defining the Edges

And John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us.” Luke 9:49  NASB With us – Who is with us?  That is the first question of denominational Christianity.  Who will conform to our dogmas, our doctrines? … Read More »

Jewels In The Crown

And, behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward with Me, to render to each as his work is. Revelation 22:12 Render – If you really think about this verse, doesn’t it seem just a bit odd?  After all, are we really expecting a reward for our faithfulness?  And aren’t we rescued by grace?  Do… Read More »

A Matter of Origin

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world.” John 18:36 Of – Peter Leithart argues that we have fundamentally misunderstood the intention of the Kingdom because we have converted this New Testament concept into something that fits our culture.[1] We don’t think in terms of kings and kingdoms these days.  We think in terms… Read More »

Where Is It?

“Thy Kingdom come,” Matthew 6:10 Come – There is little doubt that the Greek text of Matthew reads eltheto.  Literally, the verse is “Let come the kingdom of You.”  Eltheto is an active imperative.  That means it is a command – a call to action – not simply an observation.  There are plenty of commentaries… Read More »

Open Graves

But He said to them, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:60 Allow – Does this statement seem a little harsh?  Does it smack of a lack of compassion for the dead and for those who mourn over the dead? … Read More »