Jesus offers a full and vibrant view of the Kingdom of God. Do we receive it? Many of us were formed by traditions that see things much smaller… a micro kingdom, or a kingdom that is far away in place or time. Are we merely waiting for this whole thing to wrap up, for a rapture, for a hostile reversal? Jesus offers a big juicy slice of pie that is satisfying and abundant. Salvation that is much bigger than a golden ticket to a world that will exist one day, forgiveness that is more than just one time or only aimed at you. Joy is more than just an idea or wishful thinking. The kingdom has come! Do we believe it, do we receive it, do we live it?
This new series aims to spur us on to living out the way of the kingdom. We are following a book by Christopher Wright called “The Mission of God's People” in hopes of finding a bigger piece of pie!
I’m plagued by the question, “Why am I here?” It’s been a major hobby of mine to consider and pursue all my adult years. Christopher Wright has been a great encouragement to me in his books. This current title provides the framework we are following. We started with Luke 24 “Road to Emmaus” where Jesus connects the dots of the biblical story for some friends in two different interactions. This is the springboard of our study as we walk through various key passages of the Bible that direct us in our mission.