With Jesus there is deliverance, there is rescue, there is salvation. We are delivered from one identity into another. When we are part of God’s kingdom we can expect to be changed into the likeness of Christ.
Next year is the 30th anniversary of the launch of Kings Church. So what’s our vision for the future? What is God saying to us for the next 30 years?
One of the Kingdom signs is that when Jesus comes, and sets up reign in our hearts, he brings freedom and deliverance. Both freedom of sin and freedom from the fear of death.
Joy: part 2. Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian. We are called to a life of joy and happiness. The Bible talks about eternal pleasures and everlasting happiness. We will all experience sorrow; but being a glum, miserable person is not the way Christians are meant to be.
Joy: part 1. A sign of God’s kingdom coming on earth is joy. Jesus was full of joy and brought joy to people wherever he went. This week we walk with Jesus in Luke’s gospel and watch as he engages with the good, the bad and the ugly of his society. Discover how Jesus brought … Continue reading “Jesus the merrymaker”
Jesus was always promoting fairness, equity and inclusion. He would bring in the outsiders, the marginalised, the forgotten. If we as the church have experienced God’s kindness towards us, how can we in turn express it to the people around us?
Looking at the issue of justice through the story of the woman at the well: a person who was not only part of a racially hated group, but socially excluded from her own community. Jesus steps across the radical, cultural and moral barriers of the day and meets her with compassion.
“If Jesus is King and the Kingdom of God is here, should we expect to see more than we do? Should we see more life transformation, more answered prayers, more healings, more success and more social justice?” .
“The church is not monoculture. Our home is not here, it’s in heaven. Don’t get caught up in the wave of nationalism. The church has the capacity to look beyond race, culture and creed and see the kingdom of God. God is a God who loves people. And God is a God who has called … Continue reading “Multicultural Church”