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The Kingdom of God, Born Again, and Grace

John 3:1-17           OMG. Why haven’t I noticed this until now? I’ve been preaching and writing about the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God for fifteen years. I even led a group on the kingdom of heaven this … Continue reading

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Your Efforts Matter for the Kingdom of God

Mark 4:26-32       Each Gospel has its own perspective of Jesus and his life. Some have said it’s because the authors were writing to different audiences. That seems likely for Matthew (to Jews) and Luke (to Gentiles), but for Mark … Continue reading

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Treasures in Heaven – New Ebook

       For the next ten days (until March 14) I’ll be pricing my new ebook, How To Store Up Treasures in Heaven and Enjoy Them in Your Life Today, on Amazon for 99ȼ. After that, I’ll be raising the … Continue reading

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The Kingdom Comes with Power

       Jesus seems to have talked in circles. He said something in Mark 9:1 that has confounded people for a long time. It doesn’t seem to make sense.  The way it’s usually translated is like this: And [Jesus] said … Continue reading

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Bring the Kingdom of God to Someone

  Mark 1:14-20                                                    The kingdom of God (which is the same thing as the kingdom of heaven) is one of my favorite topics. I think it was one of Jesus’s favorite topics. John the Baptist considered it a favorite … Continue reading

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Promote Love, Not Religion

Matthew 23:1-12 Aramaic scholar, Neil Douglas Klotz says that the word “woe” from a Semitic language viewpoint is a cry of alarm or warning in the context of being cut off from the sacred flow of life. Jesus wasn’t warning … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God is Being Taken Away

  Matthew 21:33-46      Here’s another group of people (to add to the list in my last post) that Jesus says will not participate in the kingdom of heaven (also called the kingdom of God). In my ebook about the … Continue reading

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5 Groups of People Who Won’t Enter the Kingdom of God

Matthew 21:23-32 Jesus said tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God before the religious rule-followers who say the right words. In the Gospels, He spoke of five kinds of people who won’t find the peace and joy … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Luke 9:47-52       (This is my final sermon to St. Matthew by the Lake, Benton, KY,  given July 27, 2014)           Guy Kawasaki is an entrepreneur. He’s one of the people who worked hand-in-hand with Steven Jobs in the early days to build … Continue reading

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Stop Looking Back

Luke 9:51-62 Have you ever plowed a field with a single blade plow and a pair of oxen? Take one and a half minutes to see what it looks like:   http://youtu.be/xuytRXRfyeI It looks like you have to be highly focused … Continue reading

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