It’s time for American Christians to reject the “great American dream” and embrace God’s kingdom reality, to willingly exchange materialism and self-indulgence for spiritual maturity and glory.
“There is nothing passive about God’s kingdom and passivity isn’t a valued trait. Scripture refers to the ‘zeal of the Lord’ because he’s intensely passionate about righteousness and restoring his people.” — A quote from the article, “Wake Up and Get Ready.”
“I’m a child of God, a citizen of his kingdom, and an alien to this world system. Because I’m dead to this corrupt and decaying world, its basic principles no longer control me and I’ll keep myself from being polluted by it.” — A quote from the article, “Scriptural Confession.”
These are some things that deeply disturb me regarding Christians (including myself) and the ineffectiveness of the American church. What I Can’t Stand Seeing Christians, including myself, living normal lives; preoccupied with worldly concerns; virtually ignorant of God’s kingdom and plan for their lives; striving to achieve goals indistinguishable from those of the unbelievers around Read More…
We recognize the existence of physical laws, such as gravity, because they govern life on earth as we know it. We may not understand them, but we acknowledge their existence and even use them because they’re part of our daily lives. Most of us don’t realize, however, there are similar laws that govern the spiritual Read More…
The Parable of the Sower in Matthew Chapter 13 contains important insight that many of us may overlook due to the translation of a key word. The parable refers to those who “do not hear or understand” (v 13). It quotes Isaiah about people who “will be ever hearing but never understanding” (v 14). Again, Read More…
Lord Jesus, thank you for using today’s problems to make me more like you and more effective in your kingdom.
God’s kingdom and righteousness must be our top priorities, because it’s not possible to do what he’s called us to do with divided affection or commitment.
Father, I invite you into my domain, which includes me, my family, work and property. May your kingdom come and your will be done in my family and everything we do as it is in heaven.
We have a mandate from the King of kings and no one can stop us until we’ve completed everything. That mandate authorizes us to use the kingdom resources we need.