Tag Archives: kingdom of God

A Solemn Warning

“I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:21) This warning from God’s word is greatly needed today, as so many people have come to … Continue reading

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“Seeking Him First” (Matthew 6:33 sermon)

This week I finished reading a book I had always heard about, but had never read: Herman Melville’s The White Whale or Moby Dick. In it he tells the story of Captain Ahab, who was obsessed with killing the great … Continue reading

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“Your Best Investment” (Matthew 6:19-24 sermon)

In his epic novel “Les Miserables”, Victor Hugo writes about a rich, retired merchant who attended the church in the town — M. Geborand — who had accumulated an estate of 2,000,000 francs in the manufacture of cloth. M. Geborand … Continue reading

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Who Is “The Greatest”?

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?’” (Matthew 18:1) We might do well to ask why the scripture tells us that it was “at THAT time” that the … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

“And He said, ‘How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that … Continue reading

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The Model Prayer: Kingdom Praying (Matthew 6:10 message)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. 4-29-15) Yesterday, a well-known pastor wrote on his Twitter account something about all of the troubles our world is facing right now: the killings by ISIS, the earthquake in Nepal, the riots in … Continue reading

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The Word of God is Not Imprisoned

In II Timothy 2:9 Paul wrote to Timothy: “I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.”  Paul evidenced an important outlook here which unfortunately many of us seem to miss: the Kingdom of God is … Continue reading

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