Category Archives: kingdom of God

When God Makes Toast

“The sinners in Zion are terrified;    trembling grips the godless:“Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?    Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?” Isaiah 33:14, NIV There is a strange lack in the Church, and quite frankly, it is disturbing. Our … Continue reading

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The God of Coincidences

In the spring of 1995, I was taking my family across the border into Mexico to live. All we owned was what we could pack in the trunk of my old Chevy. We were flat broke and unsure of where … Continue reading

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The Sinning Servant

God responds to our personal falterings in an amazing way. The prophet Elijah had experienced considerable fireworks in his ministry. One could easily dismiss an incident when he failed big time. “Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and … Continue reading

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Yearning for Sonship

The world is an intensely flawed place. Nothing is as it should be, yet. Our hope is in God”s will to recast it a new heavens and new earth. The Lord has started to redeem it, commencing with us. Things … Continue reading

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The Kingdom is a Family on Their Way to a Party

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”  Mark 3:35 There is a hidden mechanism lying in wait for us in this verse.  The fact that it is there at all borders on our sense of reason … Continue reading

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