Posts tagged with ‘kingdom’

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Doubt and Disappointment

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In the Gospel of Luke we see tension growing between Jesus and the whole range of religious sects that were either the Jewish government or close to it:  groups that were often enemies, coming together for the sole purpose of destroying a new teacher who was unraveling the complicated charade that they had built around […]

The Promised Land

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October Blog Series

The land promised in the Bible is a real and substantial part of this earth, a place for living men and women; and inheritance in it belongs to the future. It has no connection with the cloudy region sometimes referred to in hymns which speak of the dead as “safe in the Promised Land”. It […]

What is your hope?

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October Blog Series

Perhaps you would have difficulty in expressing clearly any hope you may have concerning the future. You do not often think about it or talk about it to your friends. Yet definite information concerning the future can be obtained in the pages of the Bible. You may think that it does not matter whether you […]

Where do we go when we die?

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October Blog Series

If you accept the religious beliefs held by nearly everyone until recent years, you would answer this question by saying, “It all depends; if we have done the right thing while we live, we shall go to heaven, of course; and if not, then to —-“. Here, perhaps, you falter. You are not sure, but […]

The Olivet Prophecy – Part 2

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I have been considering the Olivet Prophecy that Jesus spoke to his disciples in the final week of his life. If we recall from the previous post, Jesus wanted to re-direct the disciples’ attention from the magnificence and beauty of structures (the temple) and show them that God, the Father was not as interested in buildings […]

Thy kingdom come… Whose kingdom and where?

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October Blog Series

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” How many times have you said or heard these words? You will find them in Matthew 6:10. They are part of the prayer which Jesus taught his disciples. They are a prayer that God’s kingdom may come, and that His will may be […]

King David and promises which affect you

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October Blog Series

Why does the first verse of the New Testament introduce the Lord Jesus as the son of David and the son of Abraham? “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew1:1). It is because God wants to remind us of the important promises that He has […]

Gods Carpenter – Son of David

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Although the Lord’s promise to David that his offspring would sit on his throne and have the kingdom established forever ultimately spoke of the future Messiah, the choice of David’s successor to the throne was an extremely important decision. Like the Lord’s choice of David as king, David’s choice of Solomon was perhaps just as […]

Deliverance

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The account of the hard bondage and servitude of Israel in Egypt is set out in Exodus chapters 1-2. Yet blended into this account is the example of the faith of the parents of Moses. God blessed their faith and Moses was delivered from death that he might be the deliverer of Israel from Egypt […]

Jerusalem: a glorious future

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The Bible clearly speaks of Jerusalem as a city with a remarkable past, a tumultuous present and a glorious future.  Jerusalem was the capital city of the great king David and his son Solomon, who reigned over God’s people, Israel in Old Testament times. In fact, it was the LORD that chose Jerusalem as the city […]